Case studies, future major events inspire Europe’s Volleyball family

The XXXVII CEV General Assembly continued on Saturday cev_20161112-120836afternoon with a number of plans and programmes being introduced to representatives of 53 National Federations in attendance as Europe’s Volleyball family moves fast forward to entering a totally new era, growing participation and raising the market value of the CEV events. CEV President Aleksandar Boričić said by closing a truly historic edition of the CEV General Assembly: “This year’s Congress was a lot different from the past ones, and I am especially happy that it has shown that every member has the same value within our family. We are a real Volleyball team, full of energy and motivation!” 

A live gallery of the XXXVII CEV General Assembly is available here.

Volley 2018 is one of many innovative actions and programmes that were shared on Saturday with the delegates in attendance at the XXXVII CEV General Assembly. The Netherlands will be organising as many as three international events at the same time in the summer of 2018 – the CEV Beach Volleyball European Championship, the Final Round of the U20 Men Volleyball European Championship and the Sitting Volleyball World Champs, thus integrating the three Olympic disciplines of Volleyball and combining promotion, lots of side events and social responsibility. Volley 2018 will involve a number of cities across the country before the three events come together in The Hague for their respective ‘grand finale’.

The Faroese Volleyball Federation inspired the audience by sharing their experience with young kids as well after the highly successful Small Countries Division tournament they hosted earlier this summer which enjoyed nationwide live TV coverage. Starting from these achievements, the local Volleyball family has developed ‘Flogbørn’, a game for kids aged six to 12 played 4×4 on a badminton court. The game is being promoted at schools across the 18 islands composing the Faroese archipelago, thus laying the cornerstone for a further grow of Volleyball in the country as the numbers of people involved in the local clubs has kind of exploded lately.

Snow Volleyball will literally reach new heights in 2017 with the second edition of the CEV European Tour including this time stops in Austria, Czech Republic, France (TBC), Italy, Liechtenstein, Slovenia and Switzerland (TBC) after a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the CEV and promoter Chaka2 to grow this young, dynamic and energetic sport which is now likely to attract more players from more countries.

Miroslaw Przedpelski new member of the CEV Board of Administration

After Mr Pawel Papke of Poland stepped down from this position earlier this year, a new member of the CEV Board of Administration was due to be elected on Saturday in Luxembourg City. Mr Miroslaw Przedpelski follows in the footsteps of his countryman joining the CEV Board of Administration for a three-year term up until the next elections scheduled for 2019. 

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