While paying a visit to the Republic of Ireland last week, CEV President Aleksandar Boričić had some high-profile meetings with national authorities, including Mr Shane Califf, the National Governing Body Manager for Sport Ireland and Mr Robert Norwood, the Vice President of the Olympic Federation of Ireland. Sport Ireland is the national government agency for sport.
Ms Grainne Culliton, President of Volleyball Ireland, CEV Vice President and SCD President Margaret Ann Fleming MBE, and CEV Board of Administration member Eric Adler accompanied the CEV President and joined both meetings to discuss the partnership opportunities that can improve and grow Volleyball in Ireland.
This past Friday, Mr Boričić travelled to Dublin to launch the CEV School Project in Ireland. The support will provide a number of Irish schools with new nets and a pack of 10 balls. Volleyball Ireland will be delivering the project in partnership with the CEV, meaning that 50 schools will receive over €500 worth of equipment each.
CEV President Aleksandar Boričić together with Mr Shane Califf, the National Governing Body Manager for Sport Ireland
The equipment allocation aims at kick starting new schools to participate in competitive Volleyball. The programme will enable the creation of mini leagues within strategically identified areas, ensuring a strong legacy and continued participation in the sport.
On Saturday night then, the CEV President joined the Gala Dinner organised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Volleyball Ireland held at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin.