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Turkey: Volleyball sweeps media awards in Turkey

by WoV
source: cev.lu

Ankara, Turkey, January 14, 2012. Volleyball swept most of the top positions at the end of an annual polling promoted by daily newspaper “Milliyet”.



Erol Ünal Karabiyik, President of the Turkish Volleyball Federation, was voted “Sports Administrator of the Year” with Mr. Süleyman Kalkan, General Director of VakifBank (the owner of the club that won last year’s CEV Volleyball Champions League – Women) placed third.     

Mr. Sahin Catma, head coach of Turkey girls’ youth national team that was crowned European and World champion in 2011, was voted “Coach of the Year” with Italian-born Giovanni Guidetti, the mentor of Vakifbank TTelekom ISTANBUL, finishing third.

The girls of the youth national team (pictured) were voted “Team of the Year” after their memorable season crowned with two home gold medals as the European and World Championship were both held in Ankara. Additionally, Neslihan Darnel – top scorer and bronze medalist from the last European Champs in Serbia – finished second in the voting for the “Athlete of the Year”.

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