Refereeing Course in Sofia
The 2007 General
Assembly in Sofia
Photo" of the 2007 General Assembly in Sofia
Mr. Andre Meyer, CEV Vice President Mr. Jan Hronek & the BVA
2007 Board of Administration
The 2008 Board
Mr. Milutin Popovic (Vice President), Mr. Dancho Lazarov
(President), Mr. Achilleas Mavromatis (Secretary General)
The 2007 General Assembly in Sofia
The 2007 General Assembly of the BVA was held in
Sofia (Bulgaria), on Saturday Dec. 15 and was attended by the
CEV President Mr. Andre Meyer and the CEV Vice-President Mr.
Jan Hronek. Mr. Meyer expressed his satisfaction about the
activities and the work done by the BVA and stressed the support
CEV and FIVB to the Balkan Volleyball Association.
Mr. Dancho Lazarov, the President of the Bulgarian Volleyball
Federation, was elected BVA President for 2008 in Sofia, Mr.
Milutin Popovic (the new President of the Bosnia & Herzegovina
Federation), was elected as the new Vice President and Mr.
Achilleas Mavromatis will continue as Secretary General for the
next three years. Furthermore, Mr. Zoran Karanovic (Former Yugoslav Republic
was added to the Technical Commission and Mr. Tosho Stoyanov
(Bulgaria) to the Beach Volley Technical Commission.
Presidents and representatives of all 10 member countries of the
Balkan Association attended the Assembly in the Bulgarian
capital. The outgoing President Mr.
Gjergji Leqejza and the
Secretary General Mr. Mavromatis presented the
activity report of the 2007 season. The BVA members
approved the organizers of the 2008 BVA competitions and two new
tournaments were added to the BVA
Calendar, making the BVA the
Zonal Association with the most competitions. These are the BVA
Cup, a brand new Club tournament for clubs not eligible to take
part in the European Cups and the Beach Volley U23
Championships. Both were welcomed by the CEV President.
Finally, it was decided that Serbia will host the 2008 meeting
of the Technical Commission in Belgrade and Greece the 2008
General Assembly in Orestiada, to celebrate the 10th anniversary
of the inaugural BVA assembly, which was held in the same city
During the BVA General Assembly, the Bulgarian Olympic Committee
and the Bulgarian Volleyball Federation organized a small but
very emotional ceremony, to honour the surviving members of the
1957 Bulgarian Men’s National Team. On that year, the Bulgarian
team won an international volleyball tournament, which was
staged in Sofia on the occasion of the IOC Congress and thus
persuaded the IOC members to include volleyball in the Olympic
programme. Among those honoured were legends like Todor Simov
and Dimitar Zahariev.
Sofia were the following delegates:
Gjergji Leqejza, Albania
(President), Dancho Lazarov, Bulgaria (Vice President),
Greece (Secretary General), Zacharias Nikolaidis, Greece (Press
BULGARIA (Hosts): Ivan Todorov (BOA Member), Ilia Iliev
(BOA Member), Stanislav Nikolov (Executive Director)
ALBANIA: Leonard Tase (Sec.
Popovic (President), Alija Fatic (BOA Member)
F.Y.R.O.M.: Marjan Ivanov (President), Zoran Karanovic
GREECE: Thanasis Beligratis (President), Periklis
Bakodimos (Technical Coordinator)
MOLDOVA: Artur Romascan (Vice President), Gheorghi Bahov
MONTENEGRO: Slobodan Kovacevic (Sec. Gen)
ROMANIA: Viorel Manole (Sec. Gen.)
SERBIA: Aleksandar Boricic (President), Slobodan
Milosevic (Sec. Gen.)
TURKEY: Mrs. Nilufer Shimonsky (Int. Relations Manager)
Assemblies & Meetings
Committee Meeting in Bucharest
2006: General Assembly in Skopje
Committee Meeting in Sofia
Assembly in Tirana
Committee Meeting in Thessaloniki