President's Welcome

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Welcome to the NEVZA Championships 2013

Welcome from Volleyball England President, Wayne Coyle

We are delighted to welcome you to England for the NEVZA U17 Championships being held for the first time at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering, also home to the FIVB/CEV Regional Development Centre. Volleyball England are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to organise these Championships for the next 3 years and hope to create an event synonymous with high quality junior competition and positive athlete development.

The players competing in these Championships will help to shape the future of volleyball within Europe, so I hope that representing their country at a junior international level will be a stepping stone for them to move onto even greater heights. On that note, I’d also like to mention the CEV campaign “Fair Play the Volleyball Way”. I hope that everyone involved will compete with the spirit identified in the campaign and maintain that approach throughout their volleyball careers.

We have been working tirelessly over the recent months to make the Championships as successful an event as possible. There may be some players representing their country or playing abroad for the first time so we hope to provide a great experience for those players and maintain the high standards that the rest of you will all have come to expect from an International Event; I know the team of staff, officials and volunteers will be more than happy to provide assistance should you require it at any point during your stay. I’m sure you’ll all join me in thanking them in advance, as without their efforts, an event like this wouldn’t be possible.

Finally, I’d like to wish all teams the best of luck and I hope you all enjoy your time in England.

Wayne Coyle
President, Volleyball England