Three countries, one mission: “Volleyball without borders!”

✅ “Stoychev – Kaziyski” Volleyball Academy signed a historic cooperation agreement with Verona Volley and TSV Hartberg Volleyball. Thanks to the joint project of the three clubs, the most talented athletes from the Bulgarian academy will be able to continue their professional careers in Italy and Austria.
This is a key stage in the development of the academy, which was founded in 2015 by Radostin Stoychev and Matey Kaziyski. The partnership with Rana Verona and TSV Hartberg will enable joint training camps, tournaments, and exchange of coaches and is a definite confirmation of the long-term development plan for nearly 200 young men and women of VASK. For the last two seasons, the club has also had a men’s team, which is made up entirely of athletes from the school.
✅ “A new page is opening in the history of our academy and now we can give the children much more – above all the opportunity to play and train at the highest level. Those of them who have put in so much work, energy, and passion will receive a well-deserved reward for their efforts and continue their development in volleyball. This gives me great satisfaction and makes me extremely happy, as well as the partnership with all the professionals in Rana Verona and TSV Hartberg”, stated the most successful Bulgarian volleyball coach at the club level, Radostin Stoychev. He has been the coach of Rana Verona since 2019. In the past championship, the Italian team finished in fifth place in the regular season, just one point behind Lube Civitanova.
✅ Stoychev is also well known in Austria, where in 1997 he won the title and the Cup of the country with the Hotvolleys Vienna team. Now the most prominent players from VASK will also be able to leave their mark in the Austrian championship, but in TSV Hartberg. The team is a two-time National Cup winner and finished second in the regular season.
✅ “I am convinced that this is a huge opportunity and its potential will be fully exploited. It will create new perspectives for talented volleyball players from three countries and will be of great benefit to the sport,” said project coordinator Gottfried Rath-Zöbernig, who is a former director of the Austrian Volleyball Federation.