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CEV President praises BVA's work at annual General Assembly

CEV President André Meyer and the delegates in attendance at the annual General Assembly of the Balkan Volleyball Association (BVA) held in Chisinau, Moldova
Chisinau, Moldova, December 6, 2014 - The annual General Assembly of the Balkan Volleyball Association was held Saturday, in the capital of Moldova, Chisinau.

CEV President André Meyer attended the summit of the Balkan Volleyball family, which was organised after the President of the Volleyball Federation of the Republic of Moldova, Artur Romascan, had held the BVA Presidency throughout the year 2014.

The President of the Turkish Volleyball Federation and BVA General Secretary, Mr Özkan Mutlugil, and representatives of all other BVA members – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Former Y.R. of Macedonia, Greece, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia – were in attendance as well.

The delegates reviewed the organisation and results of the many BVA competitions held in 2014 and worked on the calendar for 2015. Age limits for the different competitions, Supervisors and referees as well as financial allocations for the BVA Championships scheduled for 2015 were all determined together with their respective hosts.

“CEV is very pleased with the work accomplished by the Balkan Volleyball Association which stands as a role model to look at in Europe,” said CEV President André Meyer. “We will continue to support the BVA as we are doing with all other Zonal Associations as well since they play a key role in the further growth and development of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in Europe.”

As elections take place every year within the Balkan Volleyball Association, the delegates in attendance in Chisinau agreed upon appointing Mr Achilleas Mavromatis, President of the Hellenic Volleyball Federation, as BVA President for the next year. Mr Aleksandar Boricic, CEV Senior Vice-President and President of the Volleyball Federation of Serbia, was appointed as BVA Vice-President for the next term.

The hosts of the BVA Championships scheduled for 2015 were determined as follows (venues and dates to be announced at a later stage):


2015 Pre-Youth Boys’ Balkan Championship – in Bulgaria
2015 Pre-Youth Girls’ Balkan Championship – in Turkey
2015 Youth Boys’ Balkan Championship – in Montenegro
2015 Youth Girls’ Balkan Championship – in Romania
2015 Junior Men’s Balkan Championship – in Turkey
2015 Junior Women’s Balkan Championship – in Serbia

Beach Volleyball

2015 Senior Beach Volleyball Balkan Championships – in Greece, Turkey, Bulgaria
2015 U22 Beach Volleyball Balkan Championships – in Turkey
2015 U20 Beach Volleyball Balkan Championships – in Romania
2015 Balkan Beach Volleyball Kids Festival – in Bosnia and Herzegovina


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