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Cecilia Tait talks about her new admin role in the FIVB
Oct 25, 2021, 4:51:00 AM

Cecilia Tait talks about her new admin role in the FIVB

As a former Summer Games player for Peru back in the day, Cecilia Roxana Tait Villacorta is now a part of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball’s admin board. The Peruvian legend talked about her new role in the world’s premier volleyball organization.

Cecilia was a three-time Summer Games participant and she also has a silver medal under her belt. She had a strong 12-year career for the Peruvian national team. Cecilia was not just a member of the team but she was also one of their stars even getting the MVP award at the FIVB World Championships back in 1982 in Peru.

She had a significant impact in Peru even though she retired in 1988 after the Summer Games. After her career, she wanted to make an even bigger impact in Peru as she entered the politics world. That part of her career has ended as she moved back to volleyball.

Cecilia said, ‘Volleyball has always been and continues to be my passion and if I were to be born again, I would want to be a volleyball player again. And now I am glad to be serving our beloved sport off the court as well’.

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Now, Cecilia is back in the volleyball world and she wants to make a difference. The sport has been rising in popularity over the years and she is pleased with what she has seen. Since she is now a top-level admin in the FIVB, she wants to push that further as she helps the org to reach a wider audience.

It also helps that she has experience with both volleyball and politics which can be a good mix for an admin to enact change around the world. Cecilia wants to keep the sport healthy which is a noble goal for an admin.

She said, ‘I also have a commission of volleyball veterans that coordinates with all the volleyball federations and associations in the world to support the players with medical insurance, to ensure they have a grace pension after the end of their career’.

It will be fun to see how she leaves a big impact on the sport because she is ready to strengthen volleyball even more.

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Words: Cholo Martin

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