In the capital of Croatia Zagreb met local journalists and young athletes with players of a national team on volleyball and beach volleyball, as well as the organizers of the nearest competition. It was prepared and conducted by the Croatian volleyball Association. The meeting was attended by EMA of Stronach, Leah dick, Bojana Butigan, Nikolina of Bozicevic, Ivan Rajic, Timofey Zhukovskiy, Daniel galić and Marko Sedlacek. They shared their thoughts on how to survive these last months, associated with a coronavirus, and what lies ahead.
In particular, the EMA of Stronach noted that “in the beginning of the epidemic was quite weird and difficult, because this situation was new for everyone. Some of us were lucky because we were together, lived in the same building and can maintain myself in good physical shape.” This period, the EMA held in the Italian Perugia.
There first time was the captain of the men’s team of Croatia Timofey Zhukovsky. By the way, he was born in Belarus and moved to the Balkan country at a very young age, and last season played for “Perugia” and was a partner of the captain of the national team of Ukraine Oleg Carpenter. “Our season officially ended on 10 March we announced that the Italian championship ended without a winner. The same happened with the Champions League and national Cup. The first of may, my family returned to Croatia, and most importantly, we are healthy and can continue a normal life,” said Timofei Zhukovsky. And already on the eve of may 28 it became known that Zhukovsky signed a new contract with the Russian club Fakel from Novy Urengoy.
Currently the Croatian volleyball players are already training in Zagreb. After several months without regular sporting loads they do not hide the joy of returning to training. “Since I was home, I trained once a day in Mladost. Now, starting next week, we will follow the old training regime, working twice a day. I’m really looking forward to beginning my training in the Swiss club Volero, advocated, and I want to join the affiliate program,” said Leah dick. And Ivan Rajic, said: “Now I’m mostly working on those errors that were present in me throughout the last season. After about two or three weeks I plan to increase the load and more focus on strength exercises to best prepare for the next season.”
Soon volleyball in Croatia need to return to the beach. So, Director of the Association of volleyball Croatia Valentina Mifflin announced the program for the upcoming period: “the championship will consist of three tournaments in the senior category, three tournaments for the younger age categories and of the Cup of Croatia. The competition will take place from late June to late August in Zagreb, split and Pula”.
According to the website of the European volleyball Confederation