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FeVA Board of Administration meeting - Saturday, February 15, 2014

Buenos Aires, Argentina, February 15, 2014 - The Argentine Volleyball Federation Board of Administration approved today hiring Julio Velasco as Head Coach of the Argentine Seniors Men's Team for the Olympic Cycle that will end in Rio de Janeiro 2016. Voting, the top authorities of the FeVA reconfirmed the decision taken yesterday by the Executive Committee Meeting. Therefore, Velasco will arrive next Wednesday being presented officially at a Press Conference at 18.00.

Hiring of the 62 great experienced La Plata coach with an unanimously voting. "All country Volleyball main authorities support this project that, we believe, will be very important for volleyball and all Argentine Sport. I have noticed a great excitement on our sport officials to go on with a sport project headed by one of the most known coaches of the World, from whom we expect not only the sport growth but also a lot of knowledge" expressed FeVA President, Juan Antonio Gutierrez.

Velasco said goodbye to the Iran Volleyball Team that he was coaching since 2011, Iran authorities, Iran volleyball officials and the audience, all whom identify themselves a lot with his person. Historical results as the last two consecutive titles of the Asian Championship and the Qualification for the Polish World Championship 2014, gave Velasco a great recognition in that country, that has a very important grass-root volleyball "tradition" that makes them stand among the top countries of the World and thereafter as an expected result, the continuous day by day growth of the Senior's team coached by Velasco.

“With out the support of Iran Volleyball Federation this project would have been impossible. They worked a lot defending their growth and understanding the importance of the Project that Velasco will head in Argentina" added Gutierrez.

FeVa's Board of Administration also approved that Professor Osvaldo Celia will be the Manager of the team, to work first on the summon of the coaching team, that will be confirmed very shortly. Velasco will arrive to Argentina next Wednesday and will have different meetings at FeVA's headquarters, organize his personal facts and maintain a flow with the Media.

The same arrival date, Wednesday, February 19, he will meet the Media in an official press conference for the first time at 18.00 in a place still to be confirmed. Then, he will have talks with different journalists - those that have been requesting already meetings - at the same Press Conference site.

Any enquires should be addressed to prensa@feva.org.ar or to the phones 11 5774 1981 or 11 41 40 0297 to our Press Director, Martin De Rose.

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