Volleyball action kicks off this weekend

| 25/11/2010

(CIVF): Miss Cayman, Cristin Alexander, will be making an appearance as a Cayman Islands National team player in the Cayman Airways Spike Fest, a 3-day international (indoor) volleyball event, which kicks off at 5pm tomorrow evening at the Sir Vassell Johnson Hall, UCCI Gymnasium, beside the Truman Bodden Stadium. The Cayman Islands teams are scheduled to play at 7:00pm on the initial day of competition. This free-to–the-public event is organised and hosted by the Cayman Islands Volley Ball Federation (CIVF). The games will attract six male teams and four female teams from across the Caribbean, including Trinidad & Tobago, Bahamas, Jamaica, St Lucia and the United States.

The Cayman Islands will be active competitors while hosting Cayman Airways SpikeFest.

Two international volley ball specialists (pictured above), Barry Miller, Chairperson of the Manitoba Volley Ball Officials Association, and Azad Hosein of Volley Ball Canada, a certified FIVB (Federation International deVolley Ball) referee will be attending. Miller and Azad have conducted three clinics, where upwards of 20 individuals will have received primary certification as national referees and officials.

Spikefest, which is sanctioned by regional volley ball governing body,North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Federation (NORCECA), is a sprout off the success of International Beach Volley Ball Tournaments held here in March of this year and in 2009.

Games commence at 5:00pm this evening under the direction of CIVF International Games Director, Fareed Hosein, and an army of CIVF members and volunteers. LIME will be giving away six mobile phones during the three day event.

This is a free admission event sponsored by Gold sponsors Cayman Airways and The Ministry of Health, Environment, Youth, Sports & Culture, along with Cayman National, LIME, Calico Jack’s, Acqua Penna, Heineken, Coconut Car Rental, Vibe 98.9, Vison Marketing, Andy’s Car Rental and the Cayman Islands Red Cross, without whom this would not have been possible. For further information on the tournament, please contact CIVF Public Relations Director, Carl Brown at 916-2057.

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