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07 July 2017 | in FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy, Education, FISU

FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy intrigued by Krasnoyarsk WU 2019 presentation

 Academy attendees look to volunteer opportunities and helping execute the vision for the Krasnoyarsk Winter Universiade 2019



Kazan, July 7 2017 – Day five of the inaugural FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy provided participants a look ahead to future events, with a particular focus on the Krasnoyarsk 2019 Winter Universiade.



Executive Director of Krasnoyarsk 2019 Maxim Urazov presented the Siberian city’s plans for the event and highlighted the importance of volunteers in ensuring a successful competition.



“The Winter Universiade isn’t the finishing point for my city hosting large sports events, it’s only the start,” Urazov said. “Krasnoyarsk represents a new region for the sports world to discover. The most significant part we learned from Kazan is that we should do the absolute maximum we can. If you’re organizing an event such as the Universiade, you have to go into it with the mentality that you will host the best one yet.



“Our volunteers will have new experiences and make new friends. You will go back to your countries with new knowledge and expertise," Urazov added.


Volunteer leaders from Krasnoyarsk took part in the Academy and were open to share their excitement for the upcoming Winter Universiade



With Kazan now seen as the sports volunteering capital of Russia, FISU brought 110 delegates from 91 different countries together for a weeklong event to help train, network and invest in volunteers from every continent. The Krasnoyarsk 2019 Winter Universiade will require over 5,000 volunteers, some of whom have been taking part in the Academy.



In his closing remarks FISU President Oleg Matytsin spoke passionately about the organisation’s commitment and investment in university students, helping them become the leaders of tomorrow.

 FISU President Oleg Matytsin giving some closing remarks at the end of the Krasnoyarsk WU 2019 presentation


“I am very happy with the quality and depth of your questions”, he said to the participants. “You might be young, but this demonstrates your ambition and professionalism. We need to take advantage of your knowledge, your experience and your ambition. We want to build a long-term relationship with all of you to develop you as young leaders.”



Next month the focus of university sports will centre on Taipei and the 2017 Summer Universiade, where the best athletes from institutions all over the world will compete. Over 19,000 volunteers will play a fundamental role in making the event a success.



The FISU Volunteer Leaders Academy 2017 international forum is hosted by the Volga State Academy of Sport and Tourism and will conclude on July 8.

President Matytsin and Krasnoyarsk's Director General Maxim Urazov join the Academy members raise their hands in solidarity for the volunteer movement