Scottish Volleyball is excited to announce a new volleyball partnership between Scotland and Poland, that will provide impressive opportunities for volleyball players, staff and coaches from both countries. This weekend our East Regional Development and National Clubs officer Veronica Rusich travelled to Krakow, Poland, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with the Polish Volleyball Federation.
“In the spirit of collaboration, development and partnership, Scottish Volleyball is absolutely delighted and thankful for the opportunity to learn, achieve and gain knowledge and experience from the Polish Volleyball Federation. This is a wonderful example of how two volleyball federations can work together hand in hand to create success for a continually growing federation which is smaller in size, but equal in long term vision and aspirations for performance,” said Margaret Ann Fleming MBE, and CEO of Scottish Volleyball.
The partnership will be underpinned by the spirit of friendship, collaboration and desire to develop volleyball from the ground up. The purpose of this new and exciting partnership is to enhance the all-around cooperation between Scotland and Poland in various areas for future growth; developing performance volleyball, beach volleyball and snow volleyball in Poland and in Scotland, by sharing professional experience in coaching, refereeing, performance camps and event organisation in both countries, by supporting and promoting grassroot sport, and through bilateral support in organisational development.
“We are delighted that Scotland is another country willing to cooperate with us and develop Volleyball together. We believe that it’s important to cooperate and share our knowledge and experience to help our sport grow in all countries. It is a great ennoblement for us that we are among the countries that can support others,” said Sebastian Świderski, President of the Polish Volleyball Federation.
CEV President, Mr Aleksandar Boričić said, “The CEV welcomes any initiative that helps grow the game through the sharing of knowledge and experience. Our organisation encourages National Federations where the game is more established and successful to support their friends from other countries so that they can benefit from their know-how. To this extent, the cooperation involving the National Federations of Poland and Scotland is an example that Volleyball brings us together in a spirit of friendship and solidarity – and by learning from one another, we can all dream bigger and aim higher for the overall benefit of the sport and to grow the future generations of players.”
Scottish Volleyball is looking forward to working with Poland to further develop volleyball for the betterment of both countries.