Volleyball Federation Montenegro awards scholarships to most talented players of 2019

Podgorica, Montenegro, February 18, 2020. The Volleyball Federation of Montenegro (OSCG) recently awarded a scholarship to their most talented young players of the year 2019, Matija Cincur and Tijana Tvrdisic. OSCG President Cvetko Pajkovic personally signed the agreement with the two promising youngsters.

“Thanks to the Ministry of Sports and Youth, who are co-financing our budget for this year, we are able to provide a scholarship to the most talented male and female players of our country. It is a great pleasure to have the opportunity to provide additional funds to such talented players for their education. They will certainly feel some extra motivation to improve their Volleyball skills with each year and we regard them as potential future members of our national teams. On the other hand, we think that this is an additional motivation for all young Volleyball players to give their best in their young age to make it through the selection of the most talented players and fight for such a distinction, so that they can count on this source of income,” Pajkovic said.

Matija Cincur, (born in 2003) last season was part of the youth national team of Montenegro and is a starter for the senior team of Buducnost Bemax PODGORICA. “Receiving the award for the most promising Volleyball player as well as signing a scholarship agreement is not only a great honour but a great responsibility too,” he said. “I am aware that I am just at the beginning of my career and that there is a lot ahead of me. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Volleyball Federation of Montenegro as well as the Ministry for the provision of this scholarship. Moreover, I would like to thank the people of the club, coaches and teammates, because without their help and effort I would certainly not be here and would not improve. It is up to me now to justify this role through my work, effort and dedication,” Cincur added.

Tijana Tvrdisic (born in 2002), last season was part of the youth national team of Montenegro as well as of the senior one, with whom she won the gold medal at the Games of the Small States of Europe (GSSE). Moreover, Tijana is a member of the first team of Luka BAR. “I would like to thank especially my club Luka BAR where I have excellent conditions to work and the Volleyball Federation of Montenegro who have awarded this recognition. I am very grateful to the Ministry of Sports as well as they are responsible for the provision of this scholarship. This will be an incentive to work even harder and I will try to justify all expectations,” Tvrdisic commented.

Mr Danilo Medojevic, a representative of the Ministry of Sports and Youth, attended the signing ceremony as well.