I am happy to greet you at the 14th European Universities Volleyball Championship in Rzeszow, Poland!
On behalf of the whole EUSA community, I would like to express my gratitude for inviting European student-athletes here. It’s a wonderful occasion to be together and experience the beauty of sport. I am pleased to see so many sport lovers, who share values of fair play, equal opportunities and education, promoted by EUSA.
European Universities Championships 2017 organized in 19 sports make it possible for student-athletes to get to know each other and challenge their skills in a friendly atmosphere. During such events we do more than just sport – we broaden our horizons, get to know other cultures, we promote healthy mind in a healthy body.
Being an organizer of such an event is challenging but rewarding. I know it’s a hard task, and I want to express my appreciation to the Organizing Committee and its partners for the great job they have done. And of course, my gratitude to the authorities for their auspices of this event.
I believe that this Championship will bring the participants positive experiences and good results. I am sure that the athletes will compete in a fair play manner, respecting the rules and their opponents and please the spectators with their performance.
I hope you will enjoy your stay, your achievements and your time spent in Rzeszow!
SECRETARY OF STATE, IN THE MINISTRY OF SPORT AND TOURISM
OF THE REPUBLIC OF POLAND
„It is my great pleasure to take the honorary patronage of the European Universities Volleyball Championships of women and men. Tournaments, that are going to be held in Rzeszów as the European Academic Championships will be a great chance to promote both Poland and a high sports level of young volleyball players. The last success of young men representatives and their Juniors’ European Champions title in Bulgaria confirms that investing Polish volleyball is a good idea. I hope to see future great champions among academic teams playing in Rzeszów.”
MARSHALL OF PODKARPACKIE VOIVODESHIP
„The European Universities Volleyball Championships of women and men
is a very important sports event that will emphasize sports success of youths from Podkarpackie Voivodeship, and it will also positively influence the image of the whole Province and sport in the Province.
Podkarpackie Voivodeship is an open region for sport initiatives. Therefore, I’m convinced that the Championships organized in the capital of Podkarpackie Voivodeship will be interesting for the inhabitants of the region, who are going to support their favorite teams.”
MAYOR OF RZESZÓW CITY
„I believe that such a prestigious event, one of the biggest that had been organized in Podkarpackie Province, will meet with a great interest of sport fans from our city and region. Among many such sport tournaments organized in Rzeszów, supported by local authorities, the European Universities Volleyball Championships play a significant role due to the world success of Polish volleyball players including Asseco Resovia team.
I believe that the invitation of the Academic Club of the Academic Sports Association of the University of Rzeszów will be welcomed by the best student’s teams from all over Europe. I wish great matches and best results, and I hope that the tournaments will be a great opportunity to discover new, future champions of volleyball.”
Prof. dr hab. Sylwester Czopek
RECTOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF RZESZÓW
„The whole society of the University of Rzeszów feels honoured that we can host the best sportsmen in Europe. It will be an excellent example of carrying out the following idea: mens sana in corpore Sano (“A sound mind in a sound body”).
We are convinced that all the participants of the Championships will feel well both in the University of Rzeszów and in our city. We believe that the organizational process of the European Universities Volleyball Championships will be a great example of cooperation between local government, town hall and
a private sector.”
Dr hab. inż. Grzegorz Masłowski, prof. PRz
VICE-RECTOR FOR EDUCATION
OF THE RZESZOW UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
„The organization of the Volleyball European Universities Championships of women and men in 2017 in Rzeszów is a great honour for our city as well as appreciation of its perennial traditions and significant achievements in volleyball both in the national and international arena. Rzeszów University of Technology declares help and cooperation with Academic Club of Academic Sport Union at the University of Rzeszów, which is the main organizer of the Championships. The use of potential of the whole academic society of Rzeszów during the organization of the Championships will surely result in its integration as well as in effective promotion of academic sport idea. I am convinced, that volleyball’s Rzeszów will rise the challenge and the Volleyball European Universities Championships in 2017 will culminate in a great success, which then translates to Seniors’ European Championships - Eurovolley Poland 2017 that are held at the turn of August and September.”
Prof. dr hab. Wojciech Czarny
DEAN OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION FACULTY
OF THE UNIVERSITY OF RZESZÓW
PRESIDENT OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
„The information that the Academic Club of the Academic Sports Association of the University of Rzeszów has been attributed the organization the European Universities Volleyball Championships of women and men in 2017 in Rzeszów made us very proud.
As Dean of Physical Education Faculty of the University of Rzeszów and the employee of the Faculty, I am really satisfied with the idea of promoting physical activity and fair play in sport among academic societies. The interest in the Championships among students, employees of the University as well as the inhabitants of Podkarpackie Region gives the guarantee of success of the event. I believe that we’ll participate in a fascinating sports event, and Rzeszów will charm foreign visitors with its attractions and hospitality.”
PRESIDENT OF POLISH VOLLEYBALL FEDERATION
„I received the information about attributing European Universities Volleyball Championships of women and men to the Academic Club of the Academic Sports Association of the University of Rzeszów with great satisfaction. This important event is one of the activities aiming at popularization and promotion of volleyball, especially in the year of organization of Senior’s CEV of Men (The European Volleyball Confederation , Confédération Européenne de Volleyball) in Poland. Volleyball in Poland is extremely popular, and academic society is one of the fundaments of the discipline. I’m convinced that Polish Volleyball, widely known for its atmosphere, hospitality, and perfect organizational skills, will represent itself with the same values during the European Universities Volleyball Championships, in the capital of Podkarpackie Region which is in love with volleyball."
Prof. dr hab. inż. Tadeusz Słomka
PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF THE ACADEMIC SPORTS ASSOCIATION
„On behalf of the Board of the Academic Sports Association I congratulate the University of Rzeszów on the right to organize the European Universities Volleyball Championships of women and men in 2017. The interest of academic sport in European universities guarantees the participation of the best academic teams in the Championships. I’m convinced that the arrival of so many participants from all over Europe will be a great opportunity to promote not only the University, but also Rzeszów and the whole region. Every sport event like this is also an opportunity to take up activities promoting sport and physical activity in the society. I really believe the Championships will play that role among students.”
Dr hab. prof. UR Emilian Zadarko
PRESIDENT OF THE ACADEMIC CLUB OF THE ACADEMIC SPORTS ASSOCIATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF RZESZÓW
„We received the decision about nominating by EUSA the Academic Club of the Academic Sports Association of the University of Rzeszów as the organizer of the European Universities Volleyball Championships of women and men in 2017 in Rzeszów with great pleasure and delight. It is a great opportunity to present not only sports skills of the Club players, but above all, to show our organizational potential as well as beautiful region. I’m deeply convinced that, despite a wonderful sports spectacle, we will be the witnesses of European integration between generations.”
WELCOME IN RZESZóW!
Rzeszów is a city where volleyball has a long outstanding tradition. The most well-known sports club Resovia, which is one of the oldest in Poland (1905), has already won National Championships six times (the highest level of men’s volleyball in Poland).
Volleyball is the most popular sports discipline in our city. This refers also to academic communities. A great number of students combine studying with successful volleyball training on both professional and amateur levels.