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POL: Poland announces unprecedented project to support youth development

by WoV
source: cev.lu

This past August 31 the premises of the Polish Olympic Committee played host to a press conference whereby a special project to promote Volleyball across the country’s youth for the next four years was presented to the media and the public.


Poland Volleyball Federation

Poland’s Minister of Sport and Tourism, Joanna Mucha, was joined there by the President of the Polish Volleyball Federation, Miroslaw Przedpelski, and by the main responsible of this project, the former head coach of the national team, Waldemar Wspanialy. Other representatives of the political elite and Volleyball players were also in attendance for an action that can’t be compared with any other project, since the Ministry will invest 26 million zloty to involve as many children as possible all around the country.

The main aim is to create Volleyball schools in each region, thereby involving three primary schools and one high school in each voivodeship, separately for boys and girls. Additionally, physical education teachers, as well as instructors and coaches will be properly trained to get familiar with Volleyball. All sports clubs will see their Volleyball activities strengthened and every year a nationwide Volleyball tournament, “Orlik Volleymania”, will take place as absolute climax of all these actions.

The project will help us unify and standardize our approach when it comes to Volleyball coaching, so that all coaches will be working similarly” says Wspanialy. “This is a project that will help the long-term development of the sport, so we can expect to see the results in some 5 or 6 years”.

Once, our dream was to have a Volleyball school in each region. This dreams turns into reality and we hope these centers will shape young talents and educate future champions” stresses PVF President, Miroslaw Przedpelski. “After the good results of the past years we deserved the support of our Ministry. We have to give a good example to attract young people to our sport. Volleyball is very popular in Poland, so this project is a good idea to take children away from TVs and computers. It can also be a good example for other sports”.

I hope we can create a role model that can be adapted to other disciplines” concluded the Minister of Sport and Tourism, Joanna Mucha, who will provide a total of 30 million zloty to the project, with 26 being made available already later this year.

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