CEV President praises efforts of Belgium’s Volleyball family to grow the game
News from the CEV
Brussels, Belgium, September 16, 2016. On Friday CEV President Aleksandar Boričić had a series of high-profile meetings in the Belgian capital as he continues his ‘European tour’ to meet with representatives of the Volleyball family and also with their respective national political authorities in an effort to listen to their instances and to provide further support to the development of the sport.
The CEV President first paid visit to the Euro Volley Centre in Vilvoorde, Belgium’s ‘Volleyball school’ which hosts the country’s senior and age-group national teams. The managers of the centres and representatives of the Royal Belgian Volleyball Federation, including President Willy Bruninx, briefed Mr Boričić on the ambitious development plans of the centre which has grown many of the current Belgian Volleyball stars – including most of the members of the senior national teams that are currently playing for a spot in the Finals of the 2017 CEV Volleyball European Championships.
Later in the afternoon the CEV President visited Sport Vlaanderen, the governmental organisation that is responsible for both high-performance and recreational sports activities. Mr Boričić had the opportunity to meet with the leaders of an organisation that is behind the development of Volleyball and more in general of all sports in Belgium. The CEV President was joined by Willy Bruninx and Michel Henno, President and Treasurer of the Royal Belgian Volleyball Federation respectively, when meeting the General Director and Administrator of TopSport Vlaanderen, Mr Paul Rowe and Mr Wim Meiresonne. The meeting was also attended by Jean-Paul De Buysscher, Geert De Dobbeleer and Koen Hoeyberghs of the Flemish Volleyball Federation.
The CEV President was very much impressed by the plans and activities designed by the local Volleyball family and congratulated everyone on their outstanding efforts to promote the sport at all levels.