Mireya Luis meets with AFECAVOL reps to NORCECA Athlete’s
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, December 14 2020.- Cuban legend and
three-time Olympic champion Mireya Luis met with AFECAVOL
representatives to the recently created NORCECA Athlete’s
commission which she presides.
Ingrid Morales, Paola Ramírez and Luis Alberto Salgado,
appointed by AFECAVOL to the NORCECA Athlete’s commission had
the opportunity to exchange and share ideas with Mireya Luis,
who underlined the importance of being the athlete’s voice at
NORCECA and AFECAVOL.
AFECAVOL President Félix Sabio, AFECAVOL Vice-President Bertha
Cuadra and AFECAVOL Administrative Secretary Prof. José Luis
Jiménez Lao also joined the meeting, as well as Marcelo Araya of
Costa Rica, appointed to the AFECAVOL Athletés Commission; the
rest of the members will be completed by their National
Federations during the days ahead.
Ingrid Morales, said “it is with great pleasure that I join this
group that represents Central American athletes, with the
purpose of giving back and contributing together what we’ve
received from volleyball. Much of our success as athletes comes
from being part of the NORCECA Volleyball Confederation”.
Mireya Luis said to be grateful for this opportunity to share
with AFECAVOL members in this first of many encounters to work
in benefit of our athletes “it is an honor to handover my
experience as ex athlete and ex member of the International
Olympic Committee Athlete’s Commission for eight years; trying
to develop volleyball with the same vision and transparency”.
She also explained about the responsibility to support athletes,
to stimulate and motivate new generations, be an inspiration
with simple actions and goodwill, “coming together just to chat
like today is of great impact for our sport” Mireya added.
Morales, Ramírez and Salgado have been working on the Afecavol
Athlete’s Commission structure, including projects to enhance
Central America’s volleyball roots, knowing where we come from,
helping athletes with international exposure and creating
innovating ideas such as the All Stars Game during Central
American championships, special recognitions handed out by the
commission for athletes and offering the necessary tools for
their personal and sport’s development.
Prof. José Luis Jiménez Lao expressed that AFECAVOL is already
appointing members of the athlete’s commission to the other
thirteen AFECAVOL working commissions, which reinforces its
commitment to benefit all athletes.
President Félix Sabio thanked Mireya Luis, who he personally
esteems, for her time and contribution to the athlete’s
commission, “this marks a historic opportunity for our region;
Mireya’s long trajectory is of great importance of this
commissions purpose, as they are AFECAVOL’s best; their ideas as
well as all their initiatives are highly respected”.
Sabio also indicated that all AFECAVOL working commissions will
have his companionship and support “I am committed, along with a
group of coordinators and the member of my executive committee,
to help the projects this wish to embark, each one has a lot to
contribute and I am grateful for the time they have been
investing in volleyball’s development in our zone and putting
our association at the vanguard of the other NORCECA
Mireya closed the meeting with the following “our reason of
being here all the athletes, they are the most important asset
and we must not lose that vision; speaking of the future and
what we are capable of doing causes me great emotion; I am sure
you will do your job well”.