CEV’s Brass Visits Moldova, Wants To Donate Court To The Small Country

  0 Liam Smith | April 06th, 2018 | European volleyball, International Volleyball, News, Pro Indoor

Moldova is a tiny landlocked country in Eastern Europe, roughly the size of American state Maryland. It’s population of roughly 3 million people is roughly that of Chicago. Surprisingly, even though its small stature, it has gathered enough points in competitions to have its national teams ranked in FIVB’s Senior rankings: the men’s team currently sits in the 95th spot, while the women’s team sits in the 97th spot on the list.

This week, the country recieved CEV President Aleksandar Boričić and CEV Board of Administration member Zdeslav Barač to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Moldovan Volleyball Federation. The CEV representatives even sat down with the President Moldova, Igor Dodon, as well as with the country’s highest-ranking authorities in charge of sports and youth. The main topic of conversation was on how national authorities can help the Volleyball Federation of the Republic of Moldova further develop and grow their activities with the support of the FIVB and CEV.

Boricic presented CEV’s institutional opportunities for growth of volleyball in the country: CEV’s ‘Volleyball at School’ project, the Olympic Solidarity Programme and the possible donation of an outdoor Volleyball court to a Moldovan school. When told that Moldovan government have allocated funds for the construction of a modern sports arena, he announced would study the feasibility to provide Moldova with flooring for the facility.

The trip resumed with the CEV’s officials attending the annual Moldovan Super Cup match between Dinamo MAI and Astra, where MAI pulled out a 3-2 victory at the end of a dramatic match (25-23, 25-23, 17-25, 17-25, 15-13). They participated in the medal ceremony to award the eventual winners and runners-up of the competition as representatives of the Moldovan Federation distributed balls and nets donated by the CEV to local Volleyball clubs.

CEV President Aleksandar Boričić together with the President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr Igor Dodon – Courtesy of CEV

The President of the Republic of Moldova, Mr Igor Dodon, awarding the captain of Dinamo MAI on winning the 2018 edition of the Super Cup match – Courtesy of CEV

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