During the 2011 Volleyball European Championship – Women, UOSS has once again undertaken the unique project in volleyball world. With CEV permission and a great help of the Serbian Volleyball Federation, the livestream “from the referees’ point of view” was broadcasted from Belgrade hall Pionir, during the semifinal and final matches, on the 1st and 2nd of October. Four cameras were recording these four matches in a slightly different way, focusing primarily on the referees.
Winners of three of these matches were decided in five sets, so we could say we were lucky regarding the quantity of the recorded material. The interviews with the referees and the officials who took part at this competition were also broadcasted and their subject was, once again, the refereeing.
Unfortunately, because of the TV rights, UOSS could not broadcast this referee livestream publicly. During the European Championship, the live broadcast was available only to the members of FIVB, CEV and the international referees with the special invitation. The videos are publicly available now, and you can watch them here.
Every great sports competition has its heroes. Usually, those heroes are athletes that mark the competition with their moves. But in the background of every huge event, there is an army of people, who make the big sports festivals possible. Apart from all the officials, technical staff, organizers and others who make the functioning of big events possible, volunteers play a very important role. Volunteers take part in every volleyball competition in Serbia, and the members of Association of Serbian Volleyball Referees (serbian abbr.: UOSS) are always the vast majority of them.
At the upcoming European Championship in Serbia, which will be held in Belgrade and Zrenjanin, our referee organization will be represented for the first time only by female colleagues. Apart from their indisputable expertise, they have charm at their side, too. Our organization has once again performed pioneering work and we are assured that our female colleagues will fully justify given trust.
It is our pleasure to present them:
16 international referees are appointed for the 2011 Volleyball European Championship – Women, to be held from September 23rd to October 2nd. In the preliminary pool competition, 4 referees are assigned for each pool. The schedule of the nominations of international referees is given in the table.
Our referee organization will be represented by Zorica Bjelic, FIVB referee, whose preliminary assignment is in the pool D, in the Italian town of Busto Artizio. The detailed information about the international referees are given here.