All Regional Members of NORCECA attended the Congress


ANAHEIM, USA, September 27, 2012 – All eight  regional members of NORCECA Confederation attended the 33rd FIVB World Congress as observers and had an active participation in the management seminar that preceded the biennial general assembly of the volleyball governing body.


Representatives of Curacao, Bonaire, Dutch St Marteen, French St Martin, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Turks & Caicos and St Eustatius had the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues from other latitudes of the world.


These Regional Members have been taking part in all regional and continental competitions within NORCECA.


“NORCECA was the only continental confederation to have its Regional Members attending the FIVB World Congress,” President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz said. “We consider it as an important step forward in their development process. They had the chance to rub shoulders with the other national federations and that’s a sign of progress.”  Norceca’s Regional members also participated in the FIVB World Congress held in Tokyo in 2006, in Dubai 2008, and in Rome 2010.


Norceca’s Regional Member volleyball teams are taking part of the FIVB World Championship qualification process as part of the development plan. Some of them like French St. Martin even hosted one of the first round tournaments earlier this year.


“I consider the participation of our Regional Members as one of the major achievements and it was quite an experience for all of them to be in Anaheim as witness of our historic elective World Congress,” Marte Hoffiz said.