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The Annual Meeting of the BVA Technical Commission Was Held In Istanbul PDF Print E-mail



The annual meeting of the Balkan Volleyball Association’s (BVA) Technical Commission of 2016 was held on Saturday, April 9, at the Volley Hotel in Istanbul with the attendance of the BVA Technical Commission President
Mr. Periklis Bakodimos from Greece, BVA Secretary General Ms. Nilüfer Başak Shimonsky from Turkey together with the members of the Technical, Beach Volleyball and Marketing and Development Commissions.
Participants are confirmed, organising cities and tournament dates are scheduled for 2016 volleyball and beach volleyball season. It is decided to update the general tournament regulation of the BVA according to CEV (European Volleyball Confederation)
Regulations. It is also announced that the new official website of the BVA will be published soon.
The technical commission decided that necessary work will be done and a proposal will be given to General Assembly to have live score services starting from upcoming years. Furthermore, beach volleyball commission reported their decisions and a brief summary of their own meeting which was held
separately early in the morning. It is stated that beach volleyball organizations in the Balkan region increased even more with each passing day and the organizations are reached the level of CEV organizations. The list of the supervisors for each member countries was presented to the President of the Technical Commission Mr. Periklis
Bakomidos and he was asked to make the required assignments for the matches. The members exchanged ideas on increasing the popularity of volleyball by creating volleyball stars and publicising them
through media in tournaments. Marketing and Development Commission was asked to work on this subject. Technical Commission will put again a proposal to the General Assembly for this project of finding volleyball stars.
According to the Drawing of Lots held in the technical meeting, the Balkan volleyball competitions on schedule for the 2016 season are as follows;

Pre-Youth Boys’ Balkan Championship
Ivanjica-Serbia, 3-7 August 2016

Pre-Youth Girls’ Balkan Championship
Kazanlak-Bulgaria, 13-17 July 2016
Group 2: SRB-ROU-GRE

Youth Boys’ Balkan Championship
Dobrich-Bulgaria, 05-09 July 2016

Youth Girls’ Balkan Championship
Montenegro (Date and city TBC)

Junior Men’s Balkan Championship
Vrnjacka-Serbia, 23-27 August 2016

Junior Women’s Balkan Championship
Bijeljina-Bosnia&Herzegovina, 02-06 August 2016

Balkan Volleyball Kids Festival will be held in Belgrade-Serbia on either 21 May or 28 May 2016 with the participation
Beach Volleyball competitions on schedule for the 2016 season are as follows;
Senior Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship 1st Round
20-22 May 2016, Satu Mare-Romania
Senior Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship 2nd Round
03-05 June 2016, Bursa-Turkey
Senior Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship 3rd Round
1st or 3rd weekend of July 2016, Athens or Orestiada- Greece
U22 Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship
12-14 Ağustos 2016, Doyran Lake- F.Y.R. of Macedonia
U20 Beach Volleyball Balkan Championship
Last week of August, Durres-Albania

Budvanska Rivijera Add Yet Another Domestic Trophy To Their Showcase PDF Print E-mail

Podgorica, Montenegro, March 21, 2016. Budvanska Rivijera BUDVA further extended their home supremacy claiming the ninth edition of Montenegro’s national cup whose final was contested on Sunday. This is the seventeenth domestic title claimed by Budvanska Rivijera, as the club has won 14 since Montenegro’s independence in 2006 and another three at the time of the former State Union of Serbia and Montenegro. 

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Budvanska Rivijera BUDVA easily claimed the final match with Jedinstvo BIJELO POLJE in three straight sets (25-17, 25-23, 25-17).  

“We lived up to our status of pre-favourites, but I am especially pleased with the performance delivered by our young players since at some point we had five cadets or junior guys performing on court,” said Budvanska Rivijera coach Slobodan Boskan. “We played well and deservedly won the cup,” added Boskan, who is also the head coach of Montenegro’s national team.



Crvena zvezda won the 13th Serbian Cup Title – MVP Maksim Buculjevic PDF Print E-mail

The Men’s volleyball team of Crvena zvezda won the 13th Serbian Cup

Winner title as they defeated Mladi Radnik from Pozarevac on Sunday,

in the 51st edition of the Serbian Cup finals in straight sets 25-23, 25-15

and 25-14, after 74 minutes of play in the full house of the Sports Center.





In a match worthy of the final spectacles, Crvena zvezda justified being

favored, while Mladi radnik did not embarrass themselves in front of

their fans.

On the contrary, they provided quite a solid performance and thus

brightened the finals of the Serbian Cup in the year in which their club

celebrated their 70 years of existence.




Nenad Golijanin, Senior Vice President of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia

presented the Cup trophy to Maksim Buculjeviću, captain of Crvena zvezda.




Nikola Grbic, Head Coach of the Men's Senior National Team, presented Maksim

Buculjeviću, setter of Crvena zvezda, the MVP trophy.



The gold medals for the Cup were awarded to the Red Star players by Bane

Spasović, Mayor of the city of Pozarevac and Zoran Avramovic, Federation

Marketing Director.


Vladimir Grbic, Federation Vice-President presented Cup Finalist trophy

to Ivica Jevtic, captain of Mladi Radnik Team.



Petar Bogunović, President of the Volleyball Association of Vojvodina,

and Igor Ristić, President VC Mladi Radnik awarded this Team with silver



Another champion contributed to grandeur of the event, but it was the one

of opera , Gabriela Ubavić, leading lyric coloratura soprano of the Prague

Opera House, originating from Pozarevac, sang the national anthem before

the start of the match.


In a ceremony preceding the match, Nenad Golijanin, Senior Vice President

of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia awarded Igor Ristic, President of the

VC Mladi Radnik Pozarevac with the special commemorative plaque, on the

occasion of their 70th anniversary, while Bogdan Sretenovic, President of

the Association of Volleyball Coaches Serbia awarded Milos Vujovic, coach

of pre-youth of VC As from Belgrade and Sinisa Gavrančić, youth and

junior coach of Vojvodina NS Seme from Novi Sad as the most successful

coaches of younger categories in the men's competition season 2014/2015.



The final match was attended by His Excellency Harry Richard James Kandu,

Ambassador of Indonesia in Serbia, Bane Spasović, Mayor of Pozarevac, and

officials of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, namely, Slobodan Milosevic,

Secretary General, Nenad Golijanin, Senior Vice President, Vladimir Grbic,

Vice President, Zoran Avramovic, Marketing Director, Dragutin Cuk, Technical

Director, Darko Đuričković, National Teams Coordinator, Bogdan Mamuzić,

President of the First Teams Division Assembly, Petar Bogunović, President of

the Volleyball Association of Vojvodina, and Nikola Grbic, Head Coach of the

Men's Senior National Team.


Davor Karakašević from Obrovac is the author of the most

impressive photo taken on February 29, during the campaign

“One Day More for Volleyball” in Serbia.

The picture was made while the players of the local volleyball

club, called “Warriors”, exhibited their wonderful performance

making the heart and number 29 with their bodies. The jury

unanimously decided that the photo, posted by Milica Sladojević

on Instagram, gets the grand prize "Huawei P8 Lite” mobile phone

, a gift from the "Vip mobile” company, general sponsor of the

Volleyball Federation of Serbia.

OK Warriors

Below you can read the text, which is posted by Milica Sladojević along

with the photo on Instagram:

"We truly made an effort to mark 'One Day More for Volleyball' event

in the best possible way, with plenty of laughter, games, volleyball

elements, sincere friendship and desire to win. As one of the youngest

clubs in Serbia, we have tried to show the world how much our little

heart got bigger with volleyball. Our love is endless towards this sport,

and our desire to work and improve ourselves is huge. With lots of

talented kids we went to conquer the top. In addition to the 149 cities

in Serbia that took part in this action, here’s the product of our imagination.

Organizer, although on crutches, brought this event to an end in a flawless

manner. "

#OneDayMore4Volleyball delivers real Volleyball party in Istanbul PDF Print E-mail

Istanbul, Turkey, February 29, 2016. The #OneDayMore4Volleyball

action, which brought together tens of thousands of people from

different backgrounds and of all ages across the whole of Europe,

was a major highlight in Turkey’s megalopolis, Istanbul.




Turkish Volleyball Federation President and CEV Vice President & Treasurer

Özkan Mutlugil, National Federation Board members, Club Presidents and former

Volleyball players, former national team player Bahar Mert Ücoklar who won a

silver medal at the 2003 women’s European Championship with Turkey, current

national team head coaches Ferhat Akbas, Emanuele Zanini and their staff, the

chairman of the Saran Group Sadettin Saran, Turkish music icons and award

winners Sinan Akcil, Betül Demir, Ilyas Yalcintas and Ömür Gedik, CEO’s who

had played Volleyball before and members of the press all came together and

played at the iconic Istanbul Burhan Felek Volleyball Hall a number of exhibition

matches up to the symbolic mark of 29 points.


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It was a real Volleyball party which showed that the game can be played

by anyone at any time.



Just before well-known faces from the Volleyball family and the media

took the court, TVF President Özkan Mutlugil mentioned the importance

of the day and of this event, stressing he was delighted to see the positive

response #OneDayMore4Volleyball has received in Turkey.

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