Morales, Ramírez and Salgado appointed to NORCECA Athletes Commission

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras, November 24, 2020 - Ingrid Morales, Paola Ramírez and Luis Alberto Salgado are the three AFECAVOL representatives appointed to the recently created NORCECA Athletes Commission.

AFECAVOL President Félix Sabio made the announcement during the first part of the AFECAVOL working commission coordinators meeting held on Monday night.

“The three former athletes are the ideal figures to represent the Central American zone and that meet the requirements to be part of the NORCECA athletes commission,” stated Félix Sabio, who also indicated that the Olympic beach volleyball coach and multiple Central American champion Ingrid Morales is appointed by AFECAVOL; while world championship player Paola Ramírez of Costa Rica and Luis Alberto Salgado of Honduras, former European league player, were proposed by their respective national federations and approved by AFECAVOL.

Attending the session were NORCECA President Cristóbal Marte Hoffiz and NORCECA Press Director Dr. Roosevelt Comarazamy. Félix Sabio greeted Cristóbal by thanking his valuable advisory and indicating that AFECAVOL continues to be at the vanguard as the firs zonal association to conform working commissions with the purpose to consolidate its organization “we are seeking our region’s development, establishing a solid structure that will leave its mark for the future actors in Central America’s volleyball”.

Cristóbal Marte expresed, “it is of great relevance the job you’re embarking on during these critical times while we are temporarily forced to suspend our competition, with the proper know-how of establishing a working process for our athletes benefit, the evolution of volleyball in the region, as well as our financial independence”.

The meeting’s purpose was the proposal presentations to conform AFECAVOL’s commissions, where each coordinator briefly explained the requirements of their commission members as well as a short term project.

Coordinators of the Marketing, Legal, Press, Technical and Coaches, and Beach Volleyball commissions presented their working projects, with the active participation of President Cristóbal Marte, whose input was highly appreciated and noted by all the members.

The projects of establishing a volleyball development center in AFECAVOL for coaches, referees and technical supervisors, the image makeover of AFECAVOL with the logo contest, the review of AFECAVOL’s  constitution and statues, the proposal of press and photography seminars and the creation of a Central American beach volleyball tour, among others were presented.

Concluding the meeting, Félix Sabio said “the proper valuation of the elements will give us the necessary components to offer a great volleyball spectacle that will contribute to strengthen AFECAVOL”.

The second part of the coordinators meeting will resume on Tuesday December 1st with the presentation of the Development, VIS, Referee, Medical and Sports Organization commissions.