EEVZA General Assembly held in Minsk

Thursday 10th of May 2018

Minsk, Belarus, May 10, 2018. The annual General Assembly of the Eastern European Volleyball Zonal Association (EEVZA) took place on Thursday, May 10 in Minsk. With the only exceptions of Armenia and Poland, representatives from all member National Federations attended the meeting. Mr Vladimir Vashchenko, Minister of Emergency Situations and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Belarusian Volleyball Federation opened the meeting held in Minsk

EEVZA President Vladimir Patkin deserved a warm welcome to the delegates and thanked all Federations for their hard work for the development of Volleyball in their respective countries as well as across EEVZA. Mr Patkin reported on the different activities and events organised since the previous plenary meeting. 

Belarusian Volleyball Federation President Aliaksandr Piasetski with the Secretary General of the Latvian Volleyball Federation, Mr Edgars Zaizenijs 

The delegates approved the agenda, the Volleyball and Beach Volleyball regulations as well as the calendar for 2018, the financial report for 2017 and the 2018 budget. In order to better align zonal activities with those of the National Federations, the attendees approved the dates and venues for all age group competitions scheduled for 2019 and 2020 as well. 

All the members praised the work done by the EEVZA President and Vice Presidents for the growth of Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Snow Volleyball across EEVZA. The Assembly re-elected Mr Patkin as EEVZA President for another four years, with Irakli Chachua from Georgia and Aliaksandr Piasetski from Belarus taking the two vacant positions of Vice Presidents. Ms Inara Brokane of Latvia will stay on as EEVZA Secretary General.  

Belarusian Volleyball Federation President Aliaksandr Piasetski with the Secretary General of the Lithuanian Volleyball Federation, Mr Andrius Gaidys 

The National Federations of Belarus signed cooperation agreements with those of Latvia and Lithuania for the further development of Volleyball in their respective countries, especially when it comes to youth / grassroots activities and education / coaching. The Volleyball Federation of Russia had already signed such a partnership with their colleagues from Belarus in January earlier this year.

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