Stars in the making, best players awarded in Montenegro
News from the National Federations
Podgorica, Montenegro, December 28, 2016. On Monday the Volleyball Federation of Montenegro (OSCG) hosted in Podgorica their annual cocktail where awards were presented to the best players of 2016. It was an opportunity for OSCG President Cvetko Pajković to recall the achievements of the past 12 months, and especially to shed light on the participation of the Montenegrin national teams in the qualification rounds for the 2017 European Championships and in the 2016 edition of the FIVB World League and CEV Volleyball European League for men and women, respectively.
Mr Pajković proudly said that the all age-group national teams participated in the 2016 edition of their respective Balkan championships, with the junior women travelling home with the bronze medal.
Montenegro’s Volleyball family also received a historic visit by CEV President Aleksandar Boričić, a great friend of Montenegro and of the local Volleyball community as well.
Mr Pajković praised the establishment of the Mini Volleyball national league sponsored by Jugopetrol which now features as many as 42 teams for a total 500 children aged 9 to 12. “I would like to congratulate our best players as well as the rising stars on the results they achieved in 2016 and wish them even more success in 2017,” the OSCG President said. “Please accept also my warmest season’s greetings,” he added.
Mr Pajković presented the Marketing Manager of Jugopetrol, Mrs Dunja Zeković-Ðonaj, with a special award for their help in the establishment and organisation of the Jugopetrol EKO Mini Volleyball League.
The awards for Montenegro’s most promising players went to Katarina Budrak and Milutin Pavićević. Budrak was unable to attend the ceremony due to commitments with her club, so the prize was presented to her brother. As for Pavićević, this talented boy is a member of Montenegro’s youth and junior national teams as well as of Buducnost Capital Plaza PODGORICA, one of the most glorious Volleyball clubs in the Balkan country.
Awards were presented also to the best male and female Volleyball players of the Montenegrin national league. Milana Rovčanin, who plays for Luka BAR as well as for the women’s national team, received the award for the best female whereas Nikola Lakčević, a member of Budvanska Rivijera BUDVA as well as of the men’s national team, was presented with the prize for the best male Volleyball player of 2016.