Under the leadership of coach Radovan Gacic and his assistant Erkan Togan, 15 players are having two sessions a day there in Dobrich. Shane Alexander (AUS), Marin Lescov (MLD), Milos Terzic (SRB), Maximo Antonio Martinez Montoya (VEN), Igor Merkushev (UKR), Mladen Bojovic (SRB), Vladislav Ivanov (BUL) and Romanians Dan Borota, Andrei Laza, Andrei Spinu, Razvan Tanasescu (a former Romanian international back to Tomis after a break of two years), and juniors Eduard Ocunschi, Marius Iftimie, Mihai Tarta and Adrian Aciobanitei are trying to get ready for their debut in the CEV Volleyball Champions League.
Three players, namely Olli-Pekka Ojansivu (FIN), Marko Bojic (MNE) and Sergiu Stancu (ROU), are missing this first step of the preparations as they are currently busy with their respective national teams that will join the second-round qualifiers for the 2013 CEV Volleyball European Championship slated for early September.
“We have very good conditions for our training here, our team is strong, so we can only prepare as good as we can and get good results. Our group in the Champions League is incredibly strong, with PGE Skra BELCHATOW, Dinamo MOSCOW and Fenerbahce Grundig ISTANBUL. We will try to play well and will fight for every rally. After our preparations in Bulgaria come to a close, we will continue training in Constanta, where we will be joined by Bojic, Ojansivu and Stancu, to finally work with the complete roster” says Slovenian head coach Radovan Gacic.