CEV President takes lots of positives out of visit to Israel
News from the CEV
Tel Aviv, Israel, September 22, 2016. The three-day-long visit of CEV President Aleksandar Boričić and CEV Senior Vice President Renato Arena to Israel’s Volleyball family came to an end on Thursday with a series of high-profile meetings.
The CEV President and CEV Senior Vice President first had a meeting with the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Mr Ron Huldai, as well as with IOC member, Mr Alex Gilady, with the aim to develop the city of Tel Aviv as a major hub for Volleyball, not only in Israel but on the European stage as well. Tel Aviv played host to the 2011 edition of the CEV U20 Beach Volleyball European Championship – the last event of this calibre held in Israel to date.
Later in the afternoon Mr Boričić and Mr Arena were hosted by the General Director of the country’s Ministry of Culture and Sports, Mr Yossi Sharabi, and his Deputy, Mr David Malka. The CEV authorities were accompanied by the President and General Manager of the Israel Volleyball Association (IVA), Mr Arie Locker and Mr Yaniv Noyman, as well as by IVA Executive Committee member, Mr Gavriel Kraus.
At the end of a productive visit, Mr Boričić said: “I am very impressed with the development of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in this country and after a series of high-profile meetings I am confident that we can join forces with the Israel Volleyball Association and all members of the Israeli Volleyball family to successfully deliver some major projects together.”
His impressions were shared by Mr Sharabi who stressed the importance of the CEV President’s visit for the development of the sport in Israel – which also acknowledges the good work delivered by the Israel Volleyball Association so far.