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FIVB 2010 Women's Volleyball World Championship
29 October - 14 November 2010

 CZE / Czech Republic - Team Composition

Team manager Jirí GOTTWALD
Head coach Jirí ŠILLER
Assistant coach Ondrej MAREK
Doctor Martin SCHEICHL
Therapist / trainer Eliška ŠMÍDOVÁ
Journalist Kamil JÁŠA
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  2 Sarka DÉMAR (Barborkova) Démar 6/11/1985 192 79 315 305 Vilsbiburg
  3   Kristyna Boulova BOULOVA (Pastulova) 22/10/1985 197 84 315 302 VC PUNTOTEL Sala Consilina
  4 Aneta Kocmanova Havlickova Havlickova 3/07/1987 190 96 316 300 Pallavolo Scandicci
  L 5   Julie Kovarova Kovarova 14/09/1987 179 62 295 280 VK Prostejov
  8 Sarka Sklenarova Sklenarova 8/06/1990 181 68 305 290 VK SG Brno
  9   Anna Kallistova Kallistova 30/10/1982 189 71 313 302 PVK Olymp Praha
  11 Michaela Jelinkova Jelinkova 2/12/1985 186 78 307 298 USC Münster
  13   Tereza Vanzurova Vanzurova 4/04/1991 186 83 300 269 Pallavolo Scandicci-SDB SSDRL
  14 Lucie Muhlsteinova Muhlsteinova 15/10/1984 180 72 296 285 Chemik Police
  16   Helena Havelkova Havelkova 25/07/1988 186 70 320 300 Shanghai Volleyball Club
  C 17 Ivana Plchotova Plchotova 28/10/1982 192 76 310 290 MKS Dabrowa Gornicza
  18   Martina Utla Utla 17/07/1985 185 68 310 303 VK KP Brno
 C=Captain  L=Libero
Team profile

The Czech Republic arrive in Japan with a brand new coach in Jiri Seller and a new set of coaching staff. A few younger players such as Sarka Melichárková, Tereza Vanžurová and Andrea Kossanyiová have also been picked and brought on board as the side established one main goal for the year – the FIVB Women’s World Championship Japan 2010.

After a superb qualifying campaign where they finished second behind Bulgaria in the second round of European qualifying in Bulgaria before beating Bulgaria two months later in the third round of qualifying in Italy to finish second behind the hosts to qualify for Japan, the Czech Republic only have eyes for an improved performance during the tournament proper.

Grouped with Olympic champions and world No. 1 Brazil, World Grand Champions Cup holders and world No. 4 Italy and World Grand Prix regulars and world No. 10 the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, ranked 38th in the world, have a big task in front of them to finish better than their 17th place finish in their last FIVB Women’s World Championship outing in 2002. However the collective spirit within the squad and strong sense of achievement in recent months, including qualification for the 2011 European Championships with six wins from six matches, has supplied an injection of confidence, which can’t be under estimated. The glory days of two FIVB Women’s World Championship bronze medals as Czechoslovakia in the 50s and 60s are a distant memory but this new generation of players in the Czech Republic are looking forward to creating a new important chapter in their country’s Volleyball history, starting with second round qualification in Japan as the first step.

Coach profile

Jiri Siller began coaching the Czech Republic in 2010, successfully seeing his side through the qualifications for the European Championship.

The 48-year-old coached at a number of Austrian clubs for nine years before clinching his first international coaching position with the Czech Republic.


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