President Margaret Ann Fleming chaired the 2018 General Assembly of the CEV Small Countries Division in Cancun Mexico. This coincided with the historic FIVB World Congress and a first time when all the continental confederations and zones held meetings at the same time and venue as the World Body.
Despite the distance away from home 13 of our 15 Federations were represented (in person or by proxy) many with 2 delegates. The meeting was shorter than usual due to the tight timetable of the Cancun World event but nevertheless valuable discussion was had and notable changes were recognised.
The status of the SCD as a Zonal Association was confirmed by CEV and its change of title to Small Countries Association was noted and further information is to be circulated. Technical and Development Director Helgi Thorsteinsson will circulate new rules and regulations and organisers’ information in the New Year having asked for more information from delegates to be sent to him. The President stressed this was a critical aspect for the Small Countries within CEV.
Treasurer Niclas Joensen was congratulated on his work and maintaining good control over a healthy budget. Ms Fleming advised the meeting on further CEV developments, the Projects from SCA under consideration for financial support by CEV and the position of Beach Volleyball in the Small Countries scheme.
Noting that Paris is the provisional venue for the 2019 CEV Assembly, the President noted that Vaduz in Liechtenstein could be a possible venue for a longer Small Countries Association development seminar prior to that, and Ms Fleming urged delegates to think ahead and prepare nominations for elections.