Czech captain Ales Holubec proved popular with the young Czech fans
Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, June 20, 2015 – Children in the Czech Republic have been able to try and match their heroes in the FIVB Volleyball World League by taking part in the “Mini Volleyball in Colours” development programme.
The idea is to uncover the next generation of volleyball stars and help further popularise volleyball across the country.
While the Czech Republic and France met over two World League matches in the Budvar Arena in Ceske Budejovice, nearby a competition featuring over 1,000 children was taking part across 40 volleyball courts. It is the largest junior volleyball competition to take place in the Czech Republic and after they finish their own matches the young players will enter the Budvar Arena to cheer on their national heroes.
“It is just incredible to see so many young children playing volleyball,” Czech captain Ales Holubec said “This project developed by the Czech Volleyball Federation is just great and I hope we will get the next generation of great volleyball players from these tournaments, so that we can prolong the long tradition of the sport in our country in this sport.”