Red Lionesses of Luxembourg claim historic SCA title on home soil

Luxembourg are the winners of the 2019 Small Countries Association (SCA) women’s championship. The ‘Red Lionesses’ fought their way back from a set down to secure a 3-1 victory in the gold medal match with Scotland played on Sunday afternoon at the iconic d’Coque in Luxembourg City. This success bodes well for the Games ofContinue reading “Red Lionesses of Luxembourg claim historic SCA title on home soil”

Volleyball Ireland announce main sponsor for women’s national team

Volleyball Ireland are delighted to announce W.E.D Consulting Ltd as their main women’s team sponsor for 2019. The Dublin-based consultancy firm specialises in cost management, quantity surveying, project management and specialist project-control services on development and construction projects in Ireland and abroad. The partnership will see W.E.D Consulting becoming Team Ireland’s main sponsor for theContinue reading “Volleyball Ireland announce main sponsor for women’s national team”

CEV School Project in the spotlight at EU Sport Forum

CEV Senior Vice-President Renato Arena attended last week the annual EU Sport Forum, this time held in Bucharest, Romania. Mr Arena was one of five speakers of the panel addressing the attendees on a truly important subject, i.e. ‘How can schools better contribute to the promotion of healthy lifestyles?’   The CEV Senior Vice-President emphasisedContinue reading “CEV School Project in the spotlight at EU Sport Forum”

Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland share honours at 2019 Celtic Nations

Honours were shared at Queen’s University Belfast in the 2019 run of the Celtic Nations, the annual Volleyball celebration of Ireland’s Patron Saint Patrick on his feast day, March 17. This was the 43rd edition of the event. In the Junior (Under 19s) hosts Northern Ireland won both the men’s and women’s matches against theContinue reading “Northern Ireland, Ireland and Scotland share honours at 2019 Celtic Nations”

Faroese cup winners crowned in Tórshavn

The Faroese national cup finals were once again a huge success with the matches broadcast live nationwide. The men’s final was a one-sided affair with Mjølnir Klaksvík stretching their winning streak this season – they are yet to lose a single match – to secure the title for the first time since 2007. On theContinue reading “Faroese cup winners crowned in Tórshavn”

Husband and wife spark Volleyball fever in the Faroe Islands

Peter Morell (61) and his wife Anne Frederiksen (58) are the driving force behind the extremely successful implementation of the CEV School Project in the Faroe Islands. “We are from Denmark. We both have a background as teachers specialising in sports and I have a Master’s degree in Sports and Welfare,” Morell says. “I haveContinue reading “Husband and wife spark Volleyball fever in the Faroe Islands”

Gibraltar eager to travel to Liechtenstein for series of friendlies News from the National Federations

The women’s national team of Gibraltar are going to Liechtenstein next week to play a series of friendlies against the hosts as Liechtenstein are preparing for the Games of the Small States of Europe due to take place in Montenegro in late May. “Gibraltar is always keen to compete against other countries,” says Emma Labrador,Continue reading “Gibraltar eager to travel to Liechtenstein for series of friendlies News from the National Federations”

Faroese Volleyball Association wins ‘Campaign of the Year’ Award for School Volley Project

On Friday, the Faroese Sports Federation presented the Faroese Volleyball Association with the ‘Campaign of the Year’ award for 2018 for their ‘Kidsvolley’ project that has run now for a couple of years promoting and introducing Volleyball to kids in schools in the Faroe Islands. The idea with Kidsvolley is that the youngest kids startContinue reading “Faroese Volleyball Association wins ‘Campaign of the Year’ Award for School Volley Project”

San Marino’s women start preparing for GSSE in emphatic style

The women’s national team of San Marino have started their preparations for the Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE) due to take place in late May in Montenegro with a home tournament featuring four teams in total. The event took place at the Pala Casadei in Serravalle with the hosts claiming top honoursContinue reading “San Marino’s women start preparing for GSSE in emphatic style”

SCA General Assembly at FIVB Congress

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 homeContinue reading “SCA General Assembly at FIVB Congress”