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EL W: City of Subotica hopes to set another record while hosting Pool B second round

by WoV
source: cev.lu; Photo: cev.lu

Serbia women’s national team, triple winners of the CEV Volleyball European League (2009-2011) and last year’s bronze medallists, will be the hosts for the second round of play in prelim Pool B of the 2013 CEV Volleyball European League – Women. Read latest volleyball news on Worldofvolley.com.

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Subotica, Serbia

The 2011 European champions will play Belgium, Germany and Israel at Dudova Suma sports hall in Subotica, the venue that in 2012 registered record-breaking figures for 3,000 fans got together on one day and 9,350 followed the local heroines throughout the weekend of their home round.

Right before the start of this year’s home round, a press conference was organized in Subotica with Mr. Nemanja Simović, member of the City council responsible for sports, Mr. Aleksandar Vladisavljev, head coach of Serbia, Jelena Blagojević, team captain of the Serbian team, and middle-blocker Sofija Medić. The press conference was also attended by Mrs. Banu Can Schürmann of Liechtenstein, CEV Vice-President and Supervisor of the tournament, Mr. Darko Djuričković, National Teams Coordinator and Director of the tournament, and by Mr. Lajčo Čabrić, Secretary of the intensive care hospital “Kolevka” in Subotica.  

Darko Djuričković presented Mr. Simović with a training uniform of Serbia’s national team as a token of gratitude for the long-lasting and excellent cooperation between the Volleyball Federation of Serbia and the City of Subotica.
Mr. Simović said: “You are no more guests in our city, you are our partners. Despite this heat wave I am sure that the Volleyball fans in Subotica will once again demonstrate their devotion and help set another record in their attendance”.  

Mr. Čabrić, Secretary of the intensive care hospital “Kolevka” in Subotica, said: “We host more than 180 children who need special care. The people of Subotica already knows this, but we are very satisfied that the Volleyball Federation of Serbia also recognized that and decided to visit us and make our children happy”.  

Mr. Aleksandar Vladisavljev, head coach of Serbia: “The home court and the fans will surely help us. It will certainly take the pressure away from our shoulders. We are ready to compete and I am sure that we will make our fans proud”. 

Jelena Blagojević, team captain of the Serbian team: “We have already played with these teams, and now playing at home we are well prepared to do our best”.

Teammate and middle-blocker Sofija Medić concluded: “I want to do my best in front of my home crowd, and I hope we can win all three matches”.  

The Volleyball Federation of Serbia and its General Sponsor “Vip mobile” company continue with their social awareness program, this time visiting “Kolevka” hospital in Subotica. On Friday, June 21, the senior women’s national team of Serbia will visit the kids, spend time with them and present them with the “Volleyball Connects” project gifts and souvenirs.

To read more news from this competition click on European League 2013 W.

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