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27/09/2019 10:45
A new era for European Volleyball celebrated at XL General Assembly in Paris
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Paris, France, September 27, 2019. CEV President Aleksandar Boričić addressed representatives of 50 National Federations attending the XL CEV General Assembly in Paris, wishing Europe’s Volleyball family a bright future as the CEV continue to strive for innovation and modernisation. “With EuroVolley and many more events, we have taken Volleyball to an unprecedented number of countries, we have innovated so much, and yet I believe we have to work even harder for a better future of our Volleyball family,” he said.

This year’s General Assembly takes place in Paris, the “city of lights, city of love, now the city of Volleyball as well,” said 2012 Olympic champion and event host, Julius Brink, with reference to the Volleyball party due to unfold in the French capital with the final stages of a record-breaking, history-making EuroVolley Men.

Mr Boričić emphasised the innovations introduced in order to provide more opportunities for National Federations to participate in elite competitions, the importance of gender equality, as well as the extensive work done on social media, the re-branding and the re-styling of the CEV website, in an effort to reach out to those who do not follow Volleyball every day.

CEV President Aleksandar Boričić addressing the delegates attending the XL CEV General Assembly in Paris

A change of mentality to modernise Volleyball

Moreover, the CEV has fostered an open exchange of views with clubs and a number of stakeholders to listen to the instances and voice of those who work for the growth of Volleyball. “Together with the National Federations, we have changed mentality and have strengthened our cooperation with local, national and sports authorities,” he said. “Our wish is to find additional sources of income outside of the Volleyball family to invest in the sport. We have been doing so in close cooperation with the FIVB, like in establishing a partnership for Snow Volleyball and with Eurosport, while working on reducing the number of international events to raise their value and protect our athletes at the same time.”

Out of other highlights, including the cooperation with the European Olympic Committees and the European Union, the CEV President stressed the importance of laying the foundations for the next generation of Volleyball players to grow, primarily through the School Project and the education of coaches.

“It is not enough to organise a match – we have to deliver events, and I believe the sold-out Champions League Super Finals and EuroVolley are an excellent example of that. We have broken all records and I hope that once EuroVolley Men ends on Sunday, we will be able to celebrate a 500,000+ record of attendance in one month,” he said, with his words followed by a huge applause. “Snow Volleyball is among the priorities for the future, hoping that this will feature at the 2026 edition of the Winter Olympics in Italy.”

“I have visited 41 countries in four years and everywhere the government and national authorities have expressed their support to our projects, especially when these focus on youth. I invite you to be brave, to work hard and help us take Volleyball to the next level,” he concluded. 

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