Minsk, Belarus, November 4, 2017. After recording two 3-2 victories over Rocheville LE CANNET of France, the players of Minchanka MINSK will be contesting the most challenging matches in their careers so far when taking to the court next week for the 3rd Round of the 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women. They indeed play Turkey’s VakifBank ISTANBUL – a star-studded opponent, which claimed the Champions League crown in 2011, 2013 and 2017. On top of this, VakifBank are the reigning club world champions following their success at this year’s global event held in Kobe, Japan.
Friday 3rd of November 2017
Novosibirsk, Russia, November 3, 2017. Lokomotiv NOVOSIBIRSK emerged as the top team in Europe in 2013 – when they hosted the Final Four of the CEV Volleyball Champions League in Omsk and delighted a raucous home crowd by seizing the most coveted crown in men’s Volleyball after a dramatic final with Italy’s Bre Banca Lannutti CUNEO. Lokomotiv are back for more after a few seasons away from the European stage – and they are likely to be a force to reckon with as their roster includes the likes of three elite players such as Lukas Divis, Nikolay Pavlov and György ‘Hammerschorsch’ Grozer. Lokomotiv will soon play Slovenia’s ACH Volley LJUBLJANA for a spot in the group stage of the competition – where they would join a Russian contingent including titleholders Zenit KAZAN and Dinamo MOSCOW.
Tuesday 24th of October 2017
Baku, Azerbaijan, October 24, 2017. A seminar for ‘Level 1’ Volleyball coaches took place in Baku from October 21 to 26. The seminar looked at ways in which National Federations can sustain and continue to improve the quality of Volleyball coaching. On top of this, the workshop offered those responsible for the education of Volleyball coaches the chance to meet and share best practices.
Tuesday 24th of October 2017
Minsk, Belarus, October 24, 2017. The 2018 CEV Volleyball Champions League has seen a number of big results, but one of the best performers so far has been Minchanka MINSK. Following on from their National team s success at EuroVolley where they finished in 7th position, their best result to date, this club is definitely on the up and so is the sport in Belarus. Existing as a team full of Belarusian players, they clearly have a story to tell so here we take a look at three of their main players in detail, including Aksana Kavalchuk who top scored with 32 points on Saturday in the Champions League 2nd Round home matchup with Rocheville LE CANNET.
Friday 20th of October 2017
Minsk, Belarus, October 19, 2017. After the 3-2 victory over Rocheville LE CANNET in the first match of the 2nd round CEV Volleyball Champions League on Tuesday, Minchanka MINSK is ready for the second match, which will be held on Saturday in Belarus. The objective for both teams is clear: earn themselves a match against the reigning European and World Club champions, VakifBank ISTANBUL.