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21/09/2016 20:37
CEV President visits Israel’s largest Volleyball club, meets with hundreds of kids
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Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Israel, September 21, 2016. The second day of the visit that CEV President Aleksandar Boričić and CEV Senior Vice President Renato Arena are currently paying to Israel started on Wednesday morning with a trip to Jerusalem where the CEV authorities visited Yad Vashem – the country’s memorial to the victims of the Holocaust – before moving to the Western Wall, one of the main landmarks in the Old City of Israel’s capital.

On Wednesday afternoon Mr Boričić and Mr Arena travelled to Kfar Saba where they visited the facilities of Israel’s largest Volleyball club. They were welcomed by more than 300 young Volleyball players.

“I have seen many kids playing Volleyball and having fun here. I am happy because today and here we could see the future of our sport,” the CEV President said.

Mr Boričić and Mr Arena were accompanied by the President of the Israel Volleyball Association, Mr Arie Locker who said: “I am delighted to see so many kids playing Volleyball. We have been pushing the clubs to develop youth Volleyball and the people here at Hapoel KFAR SABA have been doing a great job at all levels.” 

The chairman of Hapoel KFAR SABA, Gerry Abramovich, said: “I think we have been doing a great job with our youngsters here in Kfar Saba, we have developed a great group of players and we wish everyone the best of success for the coming season.”

The series of high-profile meetings will reach its climax on Thursday when the CEV President and CEV Senior Vice President will be first hosted by the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Mr Ron Huldai, before meetings with IOC member, Mr Alex Gilady, and the country’s Minister of Culture and Sports, Mrs Miriam Regev, will follow in the afternoon.

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