CEV President attends BVA General Assembly in Romania
News from the CEV
Bucuresti, Romania, January 11, 2014. The XV General Assembly of the Balkan Volleyball Association (BVA) was held on Saturday, January 11, at the Alexander Hotel in Romania’s capital city. The meeting was attended by CEV President André Meyer, CEV Senior Vice President Aleksandar Boricic, and CEV Vice President Jan Hronek. The Assembly was chaired by Mr. Gheorghe Visan, President of the Romanian Volleyball Federation and also the outgoing BVA President.
A press conference was organized shortly before the opening of the General Assembly with CEV President André Meyer joined there by the President and Secretary General of the Romanian Volleyball Federation, Mr. Gheorghe Visan and Mr. Viorel Manole. Mr. Meyer enjoyed this opportunity to recall that the BVA is one of the most active Zonal Associations in Europe for it is organizing a number of Volleyball and Beach Volleyball competitions every year. “I am very proud of the work that is being done by the BVA, especially when it comes to the promotion of our sport among youth” Mr. Meyer said.
The President of the Turkish Volleyball Federation, Özkan Mutlugil, who is also the BVA General Secretary, briefed the delegates – Presidents and General Secretaries of the 10 BVA members – as well as the CEV authorities about the activities from the past year. The program for the various Volleyball and Beach Volleyball Balkan Championships scheduled for 2014 was then determined together with the respective age limits and competition formats.
As per the provision of the BVA statutes, elections were held with Artur Romascan of Moldova being sworn in as the BVA President for the next 12 months while Achilleas Mavromatis of Greece is set to serve as BVA Vice President throughout the year 2014.
At the end of the General Assembly Mr. Mutlugil expressed once more his gratitude to the CEV and the FIVB for their support to the BVA activities and praised Mr. Meyer’s involvement in the promotion of the sport across the Balkan region.