Kelly-Ann and Jalicia Join the TTVF administration
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, January 18, 2019 – Mushtaque
Mohammed is back at the helm of the Trinidad and Tobago
He was voted in unopposed to lead the Volleyball Federation (TTVF)
until November 2020 when the next electoral Congress is due.
Nicole Selvon who was elected in January 2017, resigned her post
of president mid-way through her four-year term on Wednesday 16th
January 2019 at the annual general meeting.
Selvon, who became the first female president of the TTVF,
stated that she was unable to complete her four-year term
because of family commitments.
Only two of the 10 members of her executive were still on the
board before the meeting and when secretary Cherese De Silva
also stepped down, a snap election for all the posts was called.
The General Meeting
was chaired by Norceca’s President Cristobal Marte Hoffiz who
was also present two years ago when the last Board of TTVF was
President Marte, was very critical of clubs as they show no
interest in the daily activities of the association but are
quick to criticize and jump into office to because of their
selfish desires. He highlighted the support received by the
TTVF from NORCECA and FIVB and was saddened to learn that no
financial statements were presented since 2012 after Mushtaque
He pointed out that he will focusing on club development and is
especially pleased that national players Kelly Billingy and
Jalicia Ross-Kydd – 1st and second vice-presidents,
respectively – have accepted positions in the executive.
There were healthy and fruitful discussions coming from the
floor and at the end of it all a new board was elected. This
group is made up with a wonderful mix of experienced, well
intentioned persons and, some new faces such as Aaron Pollard,
Jalicia Ross-Kydd and Kelly-Anne Billingy
The TTVF is at that transitionary period where that handing over
of the baton has started to take place. Our proudest moment came
when national players Kelly-Anne Billingy and Jalicia Ross Kydd
accepted the positions of first and second vice presidents
These two ladies who have done yeoman service in flying the flag
of T&T for many years at different levels of their volleyball
career, the last being World Championship in Japan October 2018.
They will now be operating on the other side of the fence and
seem quite eager to hit the ground bouncing, as they bring their
professional training in Marketing and Sponsorship to the table.
Mr Martes Hoffiz in his congratulatory and closing remarks was
solid in his conviction to continue to support Volleyball in
Trinidad and Tobago and asked each board member to put their
shoulders to the wheel, work as a team, and never give up. He
emphatically told all present just as World championship in
Japan seemed only to be a dream, but became a reality and we are
now ranked 27th in the world, so too, we should focus
and look ahead in preparing a team for the next Olympics, and
to start training tomorrow.
New TTVF executive: President – Mushtaque Mohammed; delegate
vice-president –Daymian Stewart; 1st vice-president – Kelly
Billingy; 2nd vice-president – Jalicia Ross-Kydd; general
secretary – Aaron Pollard; assistant secretary – Kamla Elcock;
public relations officer – Beverly Fook; board members – Brian
Charles, Collin Charles.