Kemer, Turkey, 15 October 2021 – Branko Mihorko of Slovenia will remain president of ParaVolley Europe for another four years, the General Assembly of the zonal association confirmed here on Friday, just two days before the start of the 20th men’s and 15th women’s European Championships.
Isabelle Collot of France, the organization’s Communications Director, has also been re-elected for a mandate running until 2025, alongside Adam Malik of Poland as Development Director and Dr Axel Ruetz of Germany as Medical Director.
They were all running unopposed for the four positions up for renewal in the ParaVolley Europe Board of Administration.
The Assembly also approved a change in the organisation’s constitution, which has the General Secretary replaced by a General Manager. The General Manager will be appointed by the Board of Administration and serve as a member of the Board with non-voting rights.
It was furthermore agreed to add an athletes’ representative to the ParaVolley Europe BoA. The athletes’ representative will serve a four-year term commencing from the General Assembly in the calendar years immediately following year of the Paralympic Games.
Lastly, it was decided that the Treasurer of ParaVolley Europe, for legal and insurance reasons, become a member of the BoA, though without voting rights.
Delegates from 19 countries took part in the General Assembly, at Kemer’s seaside Daima Biz Hotel at this eastern Mediterranean resort just west of Antalya.
The hotel will also host the European Championship, starting on Sunday, with a record participation of 16 men’s and 11 women’s teams. The competition hall where the three courts have been set up is conveniently located within the hotel grounds.
Mihorko, 59, has been president of ParaVolley Europe since 2017. He has been involved in sports for the disabled for over 30 years and has led Slovenia’s delegations as Chef de Mission at the Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008 and Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
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