Successful premiere of the Under 13 European Challenge in Podgorica

The Montenegro Olympic Committee invited the ETTU high representatives led by Vice President Sonja GREFBERG for a official dinner in Forest Restaurant in Podgorica on the opening day of the 2022 Europe Under 13 Challenge.

ETTU was represented by Vice President GREFBERG, Secretary General Richard SCRUTON, Youth Committee Char Thomas BUZA, Coach Committee Chair Jarek KOLODZIEJCZYK. President of the Montenegro Olympic Committee Dusan SIMONOVIC and Secretary General Igor VUSUROVIC welcomed guests. The Montenegro TT Federation representatives, President Ratko DEDIC, Vice President Ranko BOCA, EB Member Milorad MARKOVIC and Secretary General Suncica ROGIC were also present at the meeting.

ETTU Vice President GREFBERG thanked the hosts for very well organised event.

“The Under 13 European Challenge is very important for European table tennis for many reasons. It will be first time we have mixed teams competition alongside singles event for this age group. We have no doubt that this will prove to be very exciting but it will also reinforce our sport commitment to Gender equality and it is good instal this principle in our players already when they are young. This event will serve as a test for a creation a future Under 13 European Championships which we hope we will be able to launch next year.”

In 2017 ETTU took a similar approach with Under 21 European Championships which has proven to be a success.

“We are very pleased to have this first edition of this event in Podgorica with excellent hotel and playing conditions. Montenegro Table Tennis Association is always a very willing partner when it comes to hosting development events and activities, so we sincerely want to thank Montenegro Association for the efforts and contribution to our sport. I hope this activity will continue and that the Montenegrin Olympic Committee will support table tennis also in the future,” stated Sonja GREFBERG.