Volleyball Ireland President Grainne Culliton has today (March 26) taken part in a Think-Tank to help guide the future of European Beach Volleyball.
Over 20 representatives from a number of Federations took part in the call and discussed a range of strategic items including;
- the identification of a sustainable business model to deliver Beach Volleyball competitions in Europe
- future event structures
- the involvement of National Federations and clubs in activities to grow the game
The Think-Tank involved representatives of National Federations, event organisers / promoters, clubs, and other key stakeholders – each one with their own interesting perspective on things, but all equally motivated to contribute to the further growth of Beach Volleyball in Europe.
Grainne commented, “I was delighted to be asked to participate in the open and honest discussion, it was interesting to see that a number of Federations share the same barriers we face in Ireland, but everyone is willing and keen to share and learn from each other. It was great to listen to Federations such as Greece, Sweden, Bulgaria and Belgium and this dialogue will certainly help us build on the great work that the Beach community has delivered here. It’s a fantastic idea from President Boricic to have such groups and to get us working together for the European Volleyball Family”.
The outcome of the Think Tank’s work and discussions will provide valuable food for thought to the CEV Board of Administration when devising plans to raise the profile of Beach Volleyball and inspire the next generation of Beach players.