CEV chiefs to meet in Malta

The Malta Volleyball Association and SportsMalta will be hosting the executive meeting of the Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) this week.

The CEV, under president Aleksandar Boricic, is the continent’s governing body for the sport, bringing together 56 national federations. The confederation is currently working on a project to re-shape the governance of the sport in Europe, making sure volleyball grows in terms of popularity and draws increasing interest from sponsors and media alike.

This is the first time that the highest-ranking officials of European volleyball are visiting Malta for such a prestigious meeting.

Malta Volleyball Association head, Jesmond Saliba, said the meeting is the result of his organisation’s strong relationship with the CEV. The event has come at an important juncture in the development of volleyball in Malta.

“Various initiatives have been undertaken to ensure the growing popularity of the game and its development at various levels, while we have also worked at strengthening the role of sport in its various dimensions,” Saliba said in a statement.

SportMalta CEO Mark Cutajar said it was an honour for the country to host this meeting.

“This meeting is also important as it shows how a Maltese sports association can successfully translate our priorities at European and national level for the benefit of the sport,” Cutajar said.


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