FIVB President addresses XXVI NORCECA Virtual Congress 2022

The online meeting was attended by the FIVB leadership on Saturday

FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° yesterday addressed the XXVI North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Virtual Congress 2022 and updated the National Federations of NORCECA on the FIVB’s latest developments and achievements.

The FIVB President and FIVB General Director Fabio Azevedo joined the NORCECA Congress which was led by NORCECA President Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz. The FIVB President shared the latest developments within the FIVB, including the groundbreaking partnership between the FIVB and CVC Capital Partners, the Volleyball Empowerment programme and the latest updates to annual volleyball and beach volleyball events.

The FIVB President joined the NORCECA Virtual Congress 2022

Addressing the delegates, the FIVB President said:

“We support all 33 National Federations and 2 regional members of the North, Central and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation. Since 2017, we approved 71 projects from 35 countries: 57 coach support projects, 9 volleyball equipment projects, and 5 knowledge transfer programmes. These totalled over 2 million USD of support.

“And we have seen Volleyball Empowerment bringing incredible results in NORCECA and beyond, including the success stories of Canada and Mexico. But Volleyball Empowerment is about empowering all volleyball nations, regardless of their size and volleyball level. In particular, 18 National Federations of island nations were provided with coach support including, Anguilla, Antigua, Aruba, the Bahamas, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dutch Antilles, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Montserrat, St Kitts, St Lucia and St Vincent. And the FIVB hired over 30 coaches for NORCECA’s National Federations, of which 15 were for island nations.”

The XXVI NORCECA Virtual Congress 2022 was also addressed by the IOC member, President of the Dominican Republic Olympic Committee and President of the Central American and Caribbean Sports Organization, Luis Mejia Oviedo.