Marte Hoffiz projects players as future Olympic stars
HAVANA, Cuba, March 28, 2017- The president of NORCECA
Confederation Cristobal Marte Hoffiz welcomed the players from
10 countries taking part in the U18 Girls’ Pan American Cup
which he projected as future Olympic stars.
Marte Hoffiz pronounced the central speech at the opening
ceremony of the competition following the parade of the teams
around the court of the Sports Palace in Havana.
He thanked the organizers for once again receiving in Havana
“the future stars of the volleyball of the continent in an event
that offers three tickets to the world championship.”
He expressed gratitude to the support given by the Sport
Institute and the Cuban Olympic Committee to the Cuban
Volleyball Federation to continue hosting events and working for
the future of a new generation of the Morenas del Caribe, a
generation that treasured three Olympic gold medals.
“You will be the future stars of the 2020 and 2014 Olympic Games
so you have to follow those role models to continue offering
glory, satisfaction and joy to your countries,” he said.
Marte Hoffiz also praised the participation of teams from
Argentina and Dominican Republic who are already qualified to
the world championship.
“In spite of their conditions as qualified teams, everyone is
doing their best to get points for the regional and the
intercontinental rankings like the Argentineans, qualified as
host organizers, and the Dominicans, who are continental
champions,” Marte Hoffiz said.