First NORCECA U23 Beach Tour to get underway Cayman Islands
SEVEN MILE BEACH, Cayman Islands, October 28, 2022.- The first edition
of the NORCECA Under-23 Beach Volleyball Tour will get underway at Seven
Mile Beach in Grand Cayman on October 29 and 30.
The two-day competition features team representing seven countries from
the North, Central American and Caribbean region who arrived in Grand
Cayman for the preliminary inquiries and general technical meeting that
took place on Thursday.
Mushtaque Mohammed, NORCECA Supervisor for the event addressed the
players during the general technical meeting with a message about the
importance of developing this category in our Confederation, in
accordance with the NORCECA and FIVB focus on beach volleyball for the
next two Olympic cycles “these youth athletes are the future of beach
volleyball in our region and we are five years ahead of their
preparation not only for the Olympic Games but for other major events
such as the Central American and Caribbean Games, Pan American Games,
Caribbean Beach Games, Commonwealth Games as well as the Youth Olympic
Mohammed also added that as President of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball
Association (CAZOVA), “I am very proud that Cayman Islands, part of the
CAZOVA Association is the first host of Underage beach volleyball
Canada, Trinidad and Tobago, United States and hosts Cayman Islands
registered teams in both genders, while Aruba and Jamaica will only
compete in the men´s field.
Teams have been divided into two pools, with pool-play taking place on
Saturday and the finals on Sunday.
CANADA Ruby Sorra/Kaylee Glagau; CAYMAN ISLANDS Anjia Delapenha/Lucie
Finlason; Brianna Delapenha/Joanna Robinson; Deajra Tulloch/Chlouie
Gaetos; TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Britney Choon/Tsyan Selvon; UNITED STATES
Alexis Durish/Hailey Hamlett; Ella Connor/Piper Ferch.
ARUBA Eddy Toro Maldonado/Joshua Johanne Winklaar; Trent
Ketrzynski/Rouzbeh Rahnavard; CAYMAN ISLANDS Declan Van Dam/Jabari
Powery; JAMAICA Andrew Blake/Andrae Robb; TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO Joshua
Persaud Joshua/Nicholas Williams; UNITED STATES Thomas Jurst/Gage Basey;
Dylan McClung/Caleb Blanchette.