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Historic referee course held in Serbia

Eighteen candidates from 14 countries are taking part in the course.

Kladovo, Serbia, July 28, 2013 – For the first time in history, the Volleyball Federation of Serbia organized an International Referee Candidate Course, which officially opened Sunday in the City of Kladovo.

Mr. Slobodan Milošević, Secretary General of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, greeted the participants on behalf of the national federation and wished them all the best in their future work. Mr. Sergey Titov from Russia, FIVB's Refereeing Comission secretary, is the course director, while Alexander James Steel from Scotland, President of the FIVB Rules of the Game Commission, is the course instructor.

The course is scheduled to run until August 4.

Eighteen candidates from 14 countries are taking part in the course: Nikola Kozić from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Uladzimir Kukashynau and Kanstantsin Asipchyk of Belarus, Morten Klein of Denmark, Dominik Biegajlo and Sebastijan Widlarz from England, Loic Queste from France, Mirko Till and Janita Richter from Germany, Agnes Batkai-Katona from Hungary, Iris Stojcic and Yael Dotan of Israel, Abbas Ahmad from Quwait, Daniel Jettkandt from the Netherlands, Szyimon Pindral of Poland, Shirlon Hunte from Saint Lucia, Volodymyr Bosenko from Ukraine and Tomislav Popović from Serbia.

During the course, all candidates will referee the matches of the 2013 Junior Men Balkan Championship.

The first course for the 2013 International Referees was held in Congo, from July 12 to 21. The third course will take place in Indonesia, from October 14 through 22, and the fourth in Senegal, from October 20 to 31. The courses for beach vollyball referees will be held in Sudan, Philippines and Lichtenstein.


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