Trinidad & Tobago host successful setter seminar
Port of Spain, Trinidad, November 23, 2013 - An International Setter Seminar ended successfully in Trinidad and Tobago on Saturday at the VIP Room of the Hasley Crawford National Stadium.
At the closing ceremony, Mushtaque Mohamed, President of the NORCECA Development Commission, encouraged participants to build on the investment made by the FIVB and NORCECA to help the development of the sport in their respective countries.
“Over the last three years NORCECA has invested over 3 million dollars in development projects which includes courses and seminars,” said Mohammed who is also Secretary of the FIVB Development Commission.
The FIVB course conductor, Tony Westman expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to assist NORCECA with its development projects. He also acknowledged the support received from Daymian Stewart, president of the Trinidad and Tobago Volleyball Federation and members of the organising committee who ensured all technical requirements were up to the FIVB’s standards.
“The facilities provided were of a high level and the course participants were committed to learning and absorbing the knowledge imparted,” Westman said.Positive comments were received from the participants on the structure of the course programme, the delivery of the content by the FIVB instructors and knowledge shared among the participants from the various countries.
Coach John Van de Lee from Aruba (the most senior coach in the course) stated it was the best course he ever attended and will encourage his national federation to host programmes like these in the future so that local participants can benefit from the information.
FIVB certificates of participation together with certificates from the NORCECA Development Centre were presented to the participants.
Twenty-nine participants attended the course with 13 coming from Martinique, Bahamas, Jamaica, Haiti, Monserrat, St. Vincent, Belize, Aruba, Dominica, Grenada, French St. Martin in addition to the 16 local participants.
This course is the 11th course of its kind hosted by the Development Centre in Dominican Republic, with the support of NORCECA and the FIVB. The goal is to give more opportunities to category I and II National Federations and regional members affiliated to NORCECA from its different zones.