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The Czech volleyball extra league will expand to include a Ukrainian team

“On the basis of good relations, the president of the Ukrainian Volleyball Federation asked us if their female champions could play in our highest competition and play the basic groups of the Champions League. In May, the executive committee of the Czech Volleyball Federation decided in the affirmative and sent an invitation letter to the club. And on Monday, July 11, the meeting in Lviv, where everything was definitively confirmed,” said the vice-chairman of the union, Martin Gerža, in a press release.

The Ukrainian women will play in the extra league and Champions League in Kutná Hora. “Extraliga will definitely win and its quality will improve. SC Prometej Dnipro has an excellent team. The regular confrontation of our clubs with a representative opponent is definitely to the benefit of Czech volleyball. In addition, SC Prometej Dnipro has ambitions to advance from the basic group of the Champions League, which was the last time ten years ago in the most famous era of Prostějov,” said Gerža. The Ukrainian club will cover all expenses for operation and participation in the Czech highest competition from its own resources.

The Ukrainian volleyball team will also find its base in the Czech Republic, which will prepare and play qualifiers for the Women’s European Championship here from August 3 (August 20 with Cyprus and September 7 with Hungary in Kutná Hora and August 28 with Portugal in Tábor). .

The head of Ukrainian volleyball, Mykhaylo Melnyk, is grateful for the help. “I myself spent ten days in the occupied territory and watched Russian tanks pass by from the window. Since the beginning of the war, the priority of the Ukrainian Volleyball Association was to help get the children who play volleyball out of there, which was achieved thanks to you,” he added to the address of the Czech association.

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