Tijuana prepares to host Children's Volleyball Festival
TIJUANA, Mexico, December 15, 2016 – The updates of the
Children´s International Volleyball Festival were presented
during the last meeting held at the FIVB-Norceca Regional
On behalf of the Centre General Director, Saul Castro Verdugo,
the Operations Director, Alberto Arreola conducted the meeting
in company of coaches and technical staff.
“We want to get the best of this experience, it is our first
time in a festival like this as we prepare to host a good
event,” Arreola stated.
“The festivals have been successful in several countries in
South America, Europe, Africa and Asia for example,” he added.
The Operations Director, who is also member of the FIVB
Financial Commission mentioned that volleyball is a sport with a
great social responsibility worldwide.
“We have seen the FIVB reports and there have been very
important initiatives promoted by the International Federation,
such as a scholar development programme in Somalia, for
example,” he remarked.
“Also the United Nations promoted a women´s tournament in
Afghanistan as we have seen in the Federation’s website during
our preparation meetings. Volleyball has a great projection as a
sport. We as development center, also want and are proud to be
part of this.”
A press conference is programmed on Friday 16 at 1:00 PM, local
time, as well as a general rehearsal and inspection in the
evening. A streaming service will be available to follow up the
activities after the first tests took part on Wednesday.
International instructors will come to Mexico. Cuban Argelio
Hernandez is confirmed to arrive in Tijuana for the final stage
of the Mini Volleyball Regional Seminar. Also Puerto Rican Juan
Cartagena is expected to direct the festival clinics.