On 4 June, a meeting between the Rector of VSU, Professor Dmitry Endovitsky and the coaching staff and the team of the first handball university team VSU-junior was held in the conference hall of the main building of Voronezh State University.
'As for me, sport and my coaches have played a very important role in my life. Sport acrobatics is not just an entry in my biography; it became a real school of life for me. In foreign universities sport is very important. Teams in various sports are highly respected and honoured. You can be absolutely sure that the university will give you the necessary support. The world is your oyster. I believe that your talent, your coaches' professionalism, and the university support will bear the fruits of success,' said Dmitry Endovitsky in his welcome speech.
Then the VSU Rector and the project supervisor, the chairperson of the VSU Students' Scientific Society Mikhail Frolov, presented the coaches and players with a new sport's uniform with the logo of Voronezh State University. In his turn, Vladimir Nemtsov, the team captain, presented on behalf of the team, a personal uniform and a hand ball with autographs of the players to Dmitry Endovitsky.
'I have been playing handball since childhood. I think this project gives a lot of possibilities for me and my sporting life', said a pupil of school № 98, Dmitry Makin.
'I used to play various sports, but once I took part in a handball training session I absolutely loved it. Playing for the VSU junior team is very important for me for many reasons and one of them is that I am planning to enter Voronezh State University', said a pupil of Novaya Usman school №2, Igor Khomenko.
After the meeting the players had diagnostic testing organised by the Department of of Pre-university Education of VSU.
It should be noted that the team is having their training sessions in the gym of the Faculty of Journalism at: 40, Kholzunov street. The sportsmen are preparing for the international handball festival which takes place in Tolyatti from 6–12 June.