Last year's silver medalists open by playing Uralochka
2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League - Women
Cannes, France, October 22, 2012. France’s RC CANNES will play Russia’s Uralochka-NTMK EKATERINBURG this coming Wednesday, October 24, at “Palais des Victoires”, for the first round of action in Pool A of the 2013 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women. Apart from these sides, the group includes also Vakifbank ISTANBUL of Turkey and Swiss Volero ZÜRICH.
After undergoing some changes and signing young but talented players, last year’s runners-up of RC CANNES would like to start their campaign with a positive result. Team captain Victoria Ravva says the group is very motivated and their goal is to make it once more to the final four to possibly bring the trophy home. After missing the CEV Volleyball Champions League for the past seven years, their Russian rivals will try to live up to their fame and history as they are still mentored by legendary Nikolay Karpol. They also have announced their intention to make it to the last stage of the competition. Quite many fans shall get together in Cannes for what is predicted as a splendid Volleyball evening.