The German Volleyball Federation (DVV) has elected Thomas Krohne to be the president of the Federation until 2021.
Once approved and cleared by the DVV’s compliance group, Krohne will be assisted by a number of people that will oversee many different aspects of the Federation – Dr. Klaus Bommersheim (vice-president Law & Broad Sports), Dr. Heinz Wubbena (vice-president, volleyball), Dr. Andreas Kunkler (vice-president beach volleyball and snow volleyball) and David Schuler (vice-president, finance).
Dr. Ary Graca, the FIVB President, was in attendance at the congress where he spelled out the plans for the FIVB’s “Nucleus Project”. The project is a new strategy that is being used by the FIVB to raise the professional standard of volleyball. In addition to laying out the Nucleus Project, Graca was in attendance to help launch a new eMagazine for German volleyball and beach volleyball fans named #VolleyPassion.
In addition, the Federation made a number of appointments to its technical staff.
- Christian Dunnes – volleyball sports director
- Jana Kohler – beach volleyball sports director
- Michael Evers – president of the Volleyball League
- Max Gunthor – athlere representative
- Jorg Ziegler – General Secretary
- Arne Dirks – Managing Director of the German Volleyball Sports GmbH
Over the past few years, Germany has had much success with their beach volleyball program. At the 2012 London Olympic Games, Julius Brink and Jonas Reckermann won gold, while Laura Ludwig and Kira Walkenhorst won gold at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games.