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CEV President signs agreement with Danish Federation to establish Europe’s fifth Regional Volleyball Development Centre

From left to right: Danish Volleyball Federation President Erik Jacobsen, CEV President André Meyer and Danish Olympic Committee President Niels Nygaard at the signing of the contract for the establishment of the RVDC in Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark, April 14, 2014 - After inspecting its facilities, CEV President André Meyer signed on Monday an agreement with the Danish Volleyball Federation which sets up Europe’s fifth FIVB/CEV Regional Volleyball Development Centre in the Danish capital city, Copenhagen.

CEV President André Meyer started his visit by inspecting – together with Danish Volleyball Federation President Erik Jacobsen and CEO Mikael Trolle – the local Beach Volleyball centre which is due to host a number of youth international competitions in the near future.

After that, the delegation moved to the premises of the National House of Sports in Brøndby, where the CEV President could have a look at the rooms available for educational courses where coaches and other Volleyball experts from all over Europe will come together to share their knowledge of the sport as well as best practices. Mr. Meyer also visited the training facilities that are available within the same complex.

“I am delighted with the agreement we have reached today; the opening of a development centre here in Copenhagen will benefit the promotion of our sport here in Denmark as well as in the neighbouring countries,” Mr. Meyer said. “Last year Denmark hosted Europe’s Volleyball elite for what was a memorable European Championship. Today we are laying the foundations for the sport to continue to grow and are establishing yet another hub for Volleyball excellence; the legacy of this action will be felt for many years to come and turn Denmark into a pivotal actor in our long-term development strategy,” he says.

“It is of great importance for the Danish Volleyball Federation and the development of the sport here in Denmark and in this region that we are going to host a number of international seminars and youth competitions,” comments the President of the Danish Volleyball Federation, Erik Jacobsen. “We are evidently pleased with the trust shown by CEV that decided to establish here in Denmark one of their Regional Volleyball Development Centres.”

The agreement for establishment of this RVDC was signed by Mr. Meyer and Jacobsen as well as by the President of the Danish Olympic Committee, Niels Nygaard. “We are very happy that our Federation got the right to establish this hub for Volleyball excellence here in Copenhagen. Last year we got to see the skills of our people when they organised a great European Championship. Today we are celebrating another big step in the development of Volleyball here in Denmark,” he says.

Denmark joins Azerbaijan, England, Italy, and Luxembourg that already host an FIVB/CEV Regional Volleyball Development Centre (RVDC).


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