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After the election in the ParaVolley Europe General Assembly 2013 the position as Marketing Director was vacant. The board has searched for candidates to the position.

This item was on the agenda at the Board of Directors meeting in Bonn earlier this autumn and the Board made following decision:

PVE Board of Directors after a thorough discussion decided to appoint Wojciech Kowalewski (POL) as Marketing Director. He will hold this position until the next PVE General Assembly in 2015

Wojciech KowalewskiPresentation of the new Marketing Director:

Wojciech Kowalewski (born 1989 in Elblag, Poland), National Defense University graduate, currently working as a specialist for mass events at Impel Security Provider (Impel group is one of the biggest polish security companies) and chief of stewards at National Stadium in Warsaw and helps as a volunteer at Integrative Sports Club ATAK Elblag in spare time. Worked on projects such as:
European Cup 2005 and 2009 (sitting volleyball), European Championships 2009 and 2013 (sitting volleyball), World Championships 2014 (sitting volleyball), United Nations Climate Change Conference COP19/CMP9 2013, Sonisphere festival 2014 (as a steward manager), Opening Match for FIVB World Championships 2014 (as a chief of stewards), Verva Street Race 2014, Dakar edition (as a chief of stewards) and many more. Likes: volleyball, ice sledge hockey and travelling.

Safet Alibasic
Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Safet Alibasic has been named the Allianz Athlete of the Month for June 2014!!

Text from IPC website: “The sitting volleyball star received a staggering 62 per cent of the vote after he helped his country win the 2014 World Paravolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships in Elblag, Poland.

Alibasic was influential throughout the competition and was crowned Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the tournament.

The Paralympic champions progressed from the group stage without dropping a single set, before beating Germany and Egypt in the quarter and semi-finals.

In the final, his team faced Brazil, the only other unbeaten side in tournament. Alibasic played a key role in the four set victory.

The triumph meant Bosnia and Herzegovina added the World title to the Paralympic gold they won at London 2012.

Alibasic won the vote ahead of Australia’s wheelchair rugby star Ryley Batt, who helped his side win the 2014 Canada Cup and Japan’s wheelchair tennis player Yui Kamiji, who won her first singles grand slam.

He also beat Canada’s wheelchair basketball athlete Janet McLachlan, who helped her country to become world champions, and Slovakian shooter Veronika Vadovicova, who claimed three gold medals at the IPC Shooting World Cup.

Alibasic has been a standout member of the Bosnia and Herzegovina sitting volleyball team for more than eight years.

A two-time Paralympian, Alibasic helped Bosnia win silver at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games, when they lost to Iran in a tense final.

He then led them as they sought revenge four years later, defeating Iran on their way to their country’s only Paralympic gold medal of the London 2012 Games.

Since then, they have been able to carry on their momentum from London 2012, by winning the 2013 European Championships where Alibasic was also named best spiker”.

Mr Hans Kronenberg, NED, has accepted an appointment as Sub-Zonal Competitions Commisioner in Europé. In anything regarding Sub-Zonal Championships, please contact Hans at

For more information please read this pdf-file: ParaVolley EUROPE sub-zonal competitions commissioner

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