Beach Volleyball to take centre stage as school year ends in Slovenia


Article Fri, Jun 7 2024

Volleyball activities in schools across Slovenia finished on May 31 and will resume in October. On the other hand, clubs will continue to deliver their work in June, but in some parts of Slovenia (and especially in the Primorska region) Beach Volleyball will be taking over from programmes run indoors this far. Many parent-child tournaments, picnics, and other events have been organised by clubs, as the conclusion of official competitions has eased the schedule.

Inspired by the CEV School Project ‘Play Volleyball – Grow with it’, OK Semič decided to organise the Belokranjska League for U15 children who are not contesting any official competitions, and this will be starting with the 2024/2025 school year. Meanwhile, OK Vuzenica has visibly expanded their volleyball activities since joining the CEV School Project at the beginning of this school year.

In April, the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia (OZS) published a tender inviting Slovenian volleyball and beach volleyball clubs to apply for the organisation of one-day summer beach volleyball festivals. Five clubs applied, and five events will be taking place in Celje, Ljubljana, Novo mesto, Žužemberk, and Višnja Gora between June 9 and July 13. Therefore, a record number of five festivals will be held for children aged 10 to 15 in the early summer of 2024. (Click here for further details). 

After VBO-Digitalno Zobozdravstvo signed a partnership with the OZS as CEV School Project general sponsor for Slovenia ahead of the 2023/2024 school year, the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia is happy to announce that NLB has been confirmed as the second sponsor of the project, with further details due to follow soon. 

Furthermore, the National Institute of Public Health and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia have partnered with the Volleyball Federation of Slovenia for the ‘Choose Your Energy’ health campaign. Through this partnership, they aim to raise awareness of the negative impacts that the use of energy drinks can have on children. The first such activities will be organised at the beach volleyball festivals scheduled for June and July.