Poznan, Poland: August 2-9, 2015
On 1st August 2015 in the Aula Lubrańskiego of the Adam Mickiewicz University, the Opening Ceremony of the 10th European Universities Futsal Championship was held. About 500 athletes in 22 men’s and 7 women’s teams, representing 29 universities from 14 countries completed from August the 2 to the 9 in 3 sportcenters in Poznan, Poland. The Ceremony opened with the colourful procession of all the teams taking part in the Championship.
The President of Wielkopolska Region University Sports Association and Chairman of Organizing Committee Mr Tomasz Szponder started the ceremony by welcoming all guests and competitors. Following that, Mr Adam Roczek, EUSA President said: “the participants will not be dissatisfied of what has been prepared for them by the province of Wielkoposka”. He also emphasised the magnificent role of Poznan as a strategic city for the development of academic sport. In the end he expressed his thanks to the Organising Committee and other parties involved in the preparation of the Championship.
The last words were spoken by the deputy mayor of the city of Poznań, Mr Arkadiusz Stasica who noted: “I hope that the spirit of sports rivalry will be encouraging you throughout the entire tournament and contribute to achieving best possible results and successes”. In the end, with a great pleasure, Mr Stasica officially announced the Championship open.
The second part of the ceremony was comprised by performance of the Polish national anthem, followed by Gaudeamus Igitur, the EUSA and university sport official anthem. After that, the ceremony proceeded to the oaths by representatives of athletes and officials. The evening ended with a cultural performance.
The European University Sports Association (EUSA) was represented at the event by Mr Arie Rosenzweig in the presence of EUSA President Mr Adam Roczek, with Technical Delegate Mr Tomasz Aftanski, assisted by Mr Marko Brcic. Together with the Organisers they were making sure the event will offer top conditions for the participants.
After 8 days of competition, 92 matches at three sports hall, 22 men’s and 7 women’s teams from 14 countries, the 10th European Universities Futsal Championship 2015 has come to the end on August 9, 2015 in Poznan.
In the women’s championship, the team of the University of Rouen after presenting the solidest disposition over the whole tournament claimed the title winning 5 out of 6 matches, including a thrilling match against Munster University, a future European vice-Champion. The podium was complemented with Ege University, which as the only team felt the taste of a victory against future 10th European Champion.
In the men’s final the Siberian Federal University from Russia tried its best, nevertheless it was University of Applied Science VERN from Croatia who claimed the title of 10th European Universities Futsal Champion 2015.
At the official closing ceremony that followed the finals, the captain of University of Applied Science VERN raised the champions’ cup. Apart from the main award, Croatian player Vedran Matosevic was chosen to be the Most Valuable Player of competition. Another player, a representative of Sumy State University received the award for the best scorer with 14 goals. Oleg Pichugin, Siberian goalkeeper positively became the best player on his position. Moreover, Fair Play Cup was given to Siberian Federal University from Russian Federation. Individual players were decorated by official delegates such as: Arkadiusz Stasica, deputy mayor of City of Poznan, Marian Dymalski member of FISU Executive Committee or Tomasz Szponder, the president of Univeristy Sport Association in Poznan (AZS Poznan).
In women’s category, the title of Most Valuable Player was given to Inês Cruz from Santerem University by the representatives of EUSA Arie Rosenzweig, The best scorer was Lena Gosewinkel from University of Munster, Germany awarded by Prof. Tomasz Łodygowski HM Rector of Poznan University of Technology. Another representative of German university, Kathrin Klimas was named the best goalkeeper of the competition and received official cup from Tomasz Aftański, EUSA technical delegate. The most fair play team was Rouen University decorated by Zdzisław Nowak, vice-president of Polish Football association.
Unbelievable tournament organised in Poznan was secured by over 70 volunteers that took care of almost 460 players, referees and delegates. Fans could not only watch matches live, at three just build up sports halls but all the matches were streamed online.
FINAL STANDINGS WOMEN
1. University of Rouen (FRA)
2. University of Munster (GER)
3. Ege University of İzmir(TUR)
4. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (POL)
5. Polytechnic Institute of Santarem (POR)
6. Catholic University of Leuven (BEL)
7. Trondheim Business School (NOR)
FINAL STANDINGS MEN
1. Vern University of Applied Sciences (CRO)
2. Sibirean Federal University (RUS)
3. University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne (FRA)
4. Istanbul University (TUR)
5. University of Minho (POR)
6. University of Evry Val d'Essonne (FRA)
7. University of Coimbra (POR)
8. University of Split (CRO)
9. Armenian State University of Economics of Yerevan(ARM)
10. Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan (POL)
11. Technion - Israel Institute of Technology (ISR)
12. Poznan University of Economics (POL)
13. Ben Gurion university (ISR)
14. University of Munster (GER)
15. Norwegian School of Economics of Bergen (NOR)
16. Claude Bernard University Lyon 1 (FRA)
17. Sumy State University (UKR)
18. Hitit University (TUR)
19. Waterford Institute of Technology (IRL)
20. Technical University Darmstadt (GER)
21. Brunel University (GBR)
DSQ. Istanbul Technical University (TUR)