President of the T&T Volleyball Federation, Mushtaque Mohammed was re-elected to serve as a member of the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) Executive Committee for a seventh straight term.
This was confirmed when the confederation held its 25th congress utilising a virtual platform from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic on last weekend.
The congress was originally carded for June but was postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Mohammed was already assured of his position on the NORCECA Executive board for its four-year term 2920-2024 after he was returned as the president of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association (CAZOVA) at their last annual general meeting (AGM) held in Kingston, Jamaica, last November, and last week his appointment was made official at the congress while he will also continue serving in the role of president of Development Commission, Member of the Sport Organising Commission and Beach Commission.
In addition to Mohammed, another long-serving official Daymian Stewart (Secretary Beach Commission), as well as Aaron Pollard (Marketing Commission member), Earlene Pereira (Internal Auditor of NORCECA), Brian Charles (Coordinator Referees Commission CAZOVA), and Shelly Perryman-Pollard (Legal Commission member), the latter of whom is the lone T&T person who stood for election on the respective commissions, was not a member of the TTVF executive or a board member were all elected.
Former T&T senior women's team coach, Cuban-born Francisco "Panchee" Cruz, currently the University of T&T Women's Volleyball High-Performance Coach was also named as President of the NORCECA Technical and Coaches Commission.
Dominican Republic's Cristobal Marte Hoffiz of Dominican Republic, was re-elected by acclamation as President of the NORCECA for the period 2020-2024, having occupied the position since 2001, following the resignation of the late Luis “Lulo” Mendoza, and since then he has been re-elected on four occasions.
The congress had the participation of the 41 National Federations and Territories, members of the Executive Committee, the staff of NORCECA besides the president and the Executive Director of FIVB.