Faroe Islands take loads of positives from #EuroVolleyU16W qualifier

“I would like to thank you all for coming to the Faroe Islands and giving us all a great competition over this weekend,” said the President of the Faroese Volleyball Association, Mr Magnus Tausen before the award ceremony. “We have played a total of 13 matches with more than 20 hours of live streaming, all in a very fair way, and in the end, after the final between the two best teams, we found the winner. There can be only one winner, but this weekend I feel, we are all winners and we can build on our achievements and reach higher. Just look at Ireland. This is the first time ever Ireland have won an international Volleyball match. Well done girls!”

“I want to praise the supporters. We are truly thankful to the Faroese supporters and that you have been so supportive to our team. However, special praise goes to the travelling supporters. You have certainly done your part and added to the atmosphere here in the hall,” Tausen continued. “We have never had so many spectators from our visiting teams. Thank you! I can inform you, that we have had 17,000 clicks for the live streaming. Not bad at all! I sincerely hope that you all have enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we will see you again here in the Faroe Islands in the future. Safe trip home!”

Mr Tausen awarded the best players and referees of the competition together with the Mayor of Torshavn, Ms Annika Olsen and the Deputy Mayor, Ms Gunvør Balle.

After three days filled with Volleyball, life is back to the ordinary routine in the Faroese capital, which this past weekend played host to a #EuroVolleyU16W zonal qualifier, with Finland taking top honours from the event to qualify for the Final Round. Six copies of the seal woman statue that has become one of the most-known Faroese landmarks have left the islands together with the top players from the tournament.

These are:

Best Setter:
Joanna Kallinen, Finland
Best Opposite: Neea-Maria Joki, Finland
Best Middle Blocker: Ida Pollånen, Finland
Best Outside Spiker:
Caroline Stenholt Krogh, Denmark
Best Libero: Juulia Jappinen, Finland
Best Local Player: Tóta Búadóttir, Faroe Islands
Most Valuable Player: Ella Korhonen, Finland

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