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22 March 2017 | in Beach Volleyball, NUSF News

1st International University Beach Volleyball Camp was hosted in Maceió, Brazil



MACEIO - Brazilian and Polish teams realized a sports practices exchange in the host city of the II International University Beach Games

The city of Maceió, which will host the 2nd International University Beach Games, received this week the 1st International University Beach Volleyball Camp, with the presence of Brazilian teams that will represent Brazil in the Beach Games and three university teams from Poland. The students from Eastern Europe arrived in Brazil last Friday, the 10th, and started the week with a full schedule. Between Monday and Wednesday they joined in training sessions with the Brazilian delegation, which included university students from Institutions of the state of Alagoas, and between Thursday and Friday they had the semi-finals and finals of the tournament.

The Polish athlete Stachu Szymankiewicz, one of the six participating in the Challenge, said he was delighted with Brazil and the reception of the people of Maceió. “It’s our first time in South America, and we are enjoying our time spending here. The weather is very different from Poland, mainly because now it's the end of winter there, but we just love being here. Everyone smiles and always wants to help us. We hope to return soon”, he said.


In addition to Stachu, the Polish delegation was also composed by Paweł Lewandowski, Stachu's partner, both from the University of Environmental and Science in Wroclaw, the second male team, Piotr Staszewski and Piotr Adamczyk, and the female team Dorota Chyży and Sandra Bembenek, the four students from the University of Economy in Wroclaw.


Tournament Results

In the women's category, the team Dorota Chyży and Sandra Bembenek won the first place, followed by Brazil in second and third. In the men's category, the team Stachu and Paweł took first place, followed by Brazilian teams in second and third places.


Sports Practices Exchange

According to Luciano Cabral, president of the Brazilian University Sports Confederation (CBDU), organizer of the Camp, the event was a sports practices exchange and experiences for Brazilian and Polish students and also a preparation for the Brazilian delegation that will compete at the Beach Games.


“During the week, we used the Beach Volleyball Federation Training Center, with the participation of students from schools in Maceió who came to watch the games, and the athletes could feel as if they were in a great competition. It was a great warm-up for the next week event, and today we closed the tournament on the Beach Games stage, in a big structure, on the beach”, Luciano Cabral explained.

According to Luciano Cabral, Brazil also has plans to increase the actions, opening the Camp project to other sports and countries. "The Camp was important as a pilot project to develop bigger actions among the European and American continents."


(Source CBDU)