Host city preparations on track for 2015 Women’s EuroVolley
“I am very pleased with the work that has been accomplished so far by our Dutch and Belgian partners,” said CEV President André Meyer, who chaired a Supervisory Board meeting in Luxembourg City on Wednesday. The meeting was attended by representatives of the host countries as well as by CEV Vice-President and Jury President Jan Hronek, ESOC President Pierre Mulheims, Jury Member Maris Pekalis, and by CEV partner Infront Sports & Media. “We have carefully and thoroughly reviewed the state of the preparations and we are confident that this European Championship is already on good track,” Mr. Meyer added.
The 2015 European Championship will bring together the continent's 16 best teams and run from September 25 to the final at the Ahoy sports hall in Rotterdam on October 4. The four host cities – Rotterdam, Apeldoorn, Eindhoven, and Antwerp – all have a long experience in hosting major sports events.
The Final Round of the Women’s European Championship is returning to the Netherlands for the first time since 1995. Back then, the “Oranjes” won gold at home beating Croatia in the final match. The Finals of the European Championship are returning to Belgium after the 2007 edition co-hosted with Luxembourg and there is already much excitement there, especially following the recent performances of the local heroines, also known as the “Yellow Tigers”, who won bronze at last year’s championship in Berlin. They also qualified for the FIVB Volleyball World Championships coming up later this year in Italy.
The organisers announced their ambitious and comprehensive marketing and communication plans. The ultimate goal is to generate enthusiasm for volleyball across the Netherlands and Belgium. “Everything has been detailed with so much accuracy that we are fully confident that this championship will turn into a major success,” CEV President André Meyer said. “We look forward to following up the excellent work done so far by our Dutch and Belgian friends and we can’t wait for the action to start on September 25 next year.”