Continental Referee Course opens in Santo Domingo

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, November 9, 2019 – A Continental Referee Course began on Saturday in Santo Domingo with 18 participants hailing from Argentina, Belize, Canada, Cuba, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico United States and Dominican Republic.

The course runs until November 14 and the referees will go through technical, psychological and physical evaluations.

The course is organized by the NORCECA/FIVB Regional Development Center in Dominican Republic under the direction of Prof. Nelson Ramírez.

Jose Ramon Perez Vento of Cuba and Guy Bradbury of Canada are the instructors of the course.

The opening ceremony was attended by IOC member Luis Mejía Oviedo, president of CACSO and the Dominican Olympic Committee and Alexis García, president of the Dominican Volleyball Federation.

Also by Francisco Hiciano, vice minister of sports, José Luis Ramirez, treasurer of the Dominican Olympic Committee, among others.

The course is supported by the Dominican Federation, the NORCECA Confederation, the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the Ministry of Sports and the Dominican Olympic Committee.