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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, August 19, 2016 - The President of the Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA), Juan Antonio Gutierrez and the coach of the Argentine Seniors' Men Team, Julio Velasco agreed this Thursday, at FIVB's House of Volleyball in Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro the new working goals for the new Olympic Games cycle Tokyo 2020 reconfirming their continuity plan already agreed last May.

"We plan on the next four years work with the target of even improving even more our working conditions with all our National Teams. We created a FeVA High Performance Level Centre, as we already have the complete support of the National Sport Secretariat. We are going to work very strong with the grass-root players to make volleyball a massive sport developing new athletes" expressed Gutierrez.

FeVA President went on saying: "We look forward to searching all over the country on talented tall players and we will also change the concept of Mini-volleyball to increase the numbers of volleyball players from schools. With Julio we agreed that our working management for the growth of our sport. Now at this point we renew the enthusiasm in our long term project".

After the meeting, that took over two hours, Gutierrez added: "We have from the FeVA proposed goals and challenges inside a working and transparent working management. To have working with us Julio Velasco was one of our goals and we bet not only on having him, but also improve day after day the working conditions. Also to play in the highest level was one of our challenges and FeVA authorities have also bet last year in participating at the FIVB World League Group 1, according to the wish of our coaching team, so that our national team feels their demanding high request so that they can keep growing very motivated".

Next September in Switzerland next years World League Pools will be decided and FeVA will work very hard to obtain one of the weekends as organizer of the premier annual world men's teams competition organized by the FIVB.

"These were the easier things we had to solve, because the idea of going on with our project was already approved and that idea had the support of the ENARD, the Sport Secretariat and of course, the FeVA. I must work a whole month in Buenos Aires to organize what comes next. This year has been very hard due to a healthy problem in my family and therefore I will return to Italy and then I will plan my return trip to Argentina as soon as possible" expressed Julio Velasco.

Last but not least, Gutierrez showed himself very enthusiastic: "The complete support of the Sport Secretariat and of the ENARD are very important in this new working cycle and we are all very motivated. FeVA will keep betting to working, to the clubs that are so important in our development. We will try to keep motivating the official entities, the province governments, the Media, in our vital work, to keep growing the strong support for our volleyball".