with GVA coaches will take place Thurs and Fri 16th and 17th July.
Emma Labrador of GVA says ” We look forward to Thurs and Fridays 16th and 17th July at Eastern Beach between 10am and 12noon for children and young people between the ages of 8 and 14 years of age. (Please drop children off at beginning of Eastern Beach near Latino’s) and Please Please ensure that all taking part bring drinks, sun cream, a hat, towel and bathing suits.”
The GVA Annual Beach Volleyball Tournament will take on the Sat 18th July (juniors) and Sun 19th July (seniors) at Eastern Beach.
Contact Emma or Louise for further info and to book.
As the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg played host to the men’s finals, a meeting of the Small Countries Division (SCD) Board of Administration was also held in Luxembourg City. In addition to the preparation of the next SCD General Assembly, the agenda included budget, development and competition strategies and these topics were worked through over two days.
CEV SCD President Margaret Ann Fleming was extremely satisfied with the results of the weekend: “This wonderful and well organised weekend event in Luxembourg has seen the realisation of a two-year project to create the Small Countries Division Beach Volleyball Commission which was one of the topics on the agenda of our Executive Committee for quite some time. It has been a pleasure and energising for me as SCD President to be surrounded by professional, enthusiastic and skilled Federations. The SCD Board met over two days and finalised documentation and programmes for the up-and-coming SCD General Assembly and for the 2016-2017 season as well.”
With the founding of the Beach Volleyball Commission, the Scot Martyn Johnstone was elected as CEV SCD Beach Volleyball Commission President. The first edition of the SCD Beach Volleyball Championships for ‘senior’ players and for the U20 age group is planned for 2016.
Martyn Johnstone states: “I am delighted to be leading this new venture promoting and developing Beach Volleyball within the 15 SCD Federations. My commission members and I are passionate and energetic with an emphasis to grow the game within a unique setup that is the Small Countries Division.”
As far as development is concerned, there are training courses planned for the coming season for referees, coaches and about event design in order to reach the ambitious goal that all members will take part in future SCD competitions.
The Baku 2015 Flame today left the Maiden Tower for the final time before the Opening Ceremony of the first European Games, which will take place tomorrow.
The day began with Simon Clegg, Chief Operating Officer of Baku 2015, carrying the torch to the Baku 2015 headquarters in front of BEGOC staff.
Torchbearers including Natiq Şirinov, Murad Dadashov and Çingiz İsmayılov then led the flame from the Old City along the Bulvar, passing the Carpet Museum, the Baku Business Centre, and Park Bulvar before arriving at Satko Pier, from where it departed the city.
The flame will make its final appearance as part of the Opening Ceremony tomorrow evening, when it will light the Baku 2015 Cauldron, which will stay alight throughout the European Games.
Mr Azad Rahimov, Azerbaijan’s Minister of Youth and Sports and Chief Executive Officer of Baku 2015, said: “Our intention has been to inspire and involve members of the public across Azerbaijan through the Journey of the Flame. We have also been able to showcase this great country’s natural beauty and the passion and enthusiasm of its people. I am delighted to say that the response from the public has been everything we hoped for and more – all of Azerbaijan has come together to celebrate the first European Games.
“I now look forward to a spectacular Opening Ceremony tomorrow night, and the great sporting competitions to follow.”
The Baku 2015 Flame was captured at the sacred Ateshgah temple on April 26, and since then has travelled the length and breadth of Azerbaijan, spreading the message of the European Games and involving the whole population in anticipation of the inaugural event. The Journey of the Flame has visited 60 regions of the country including Baku, passing within one hour of 99% of the country’s population, and was seen by almost a million people.
Volleyball success for LUX Men and MNE Women and on Sand it’s a home success for ISL and the AND Men take gold. Congratulations to BLI and all in Island organising JPEE/GSEE 2015 Well Done and to all participants.
Andorra Liechtenstein Cyprus Luxembourg San Marino Monaco and Iceland
Iceland Liechtenstein Monaco Cyprus Malta and Luxembourg
Luxembourg Iceland San Marino and Monaco
Montenegro San Marino Iceland Luxembourg and Liechtenstein
Clubs from CYP LUX and NIR are entered in next season’s CEV Clubs’ CUPS
MEN:- Omonia Nicosia play Poland’s Jastrzebeski in CEV Cup ; Ballymoney Blaze NIR play the first ever Kosovan club entry Skenderaj in the Challenge Cup where the winners go thru to Round 2 and play Karava of Cyprus; Famagusta of Cyprus play Kfar Saba of Israel in Round 2 too.
WOMEN:- Limassol of Cyprus play Bacau of Romania in the CEV Cup; Walfer of Luxembourg play Innsbruck of Austria in the Challenege Cup.