27 Mar 2019

Landlocked in the Iberian Peninsula, bordering both France and Spain, the small state of Andorra is the current destination for Croatia’s Neven Cegnar, the Development Manager for the European Table Tennis Union (ETTU).

He is present from Tuesday 26th to Thursday 28th March to promote the ETTU National Association Assistance Programme Project.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Furthermore, the man who guided Tamara Boros to the semi-final round of the Liebherr 2003 World Championships in Paris, is delighted with the fare that has unfolded before his eyes.

“It is amazing how much Andorra, with a population of approximately 60,000 people, is working hard to develop table tennis in their country. They receive huge support from the Ministry of Sport as well as from the entire government. I am very happy and proud to be here with the best young players, a big talent is eight year old Oriol Martinez. I have met the coaches from Andorra and I have also had the great pleasure to meet with Lluis Rovira, the President of the Andorra Table Tennis Federation and Mr Antonio Gomez, the President of the Club Tennis Taula Valls del Nord, as well as Serbian coach, Daniel Conic.” Neven Cegnar

(left) help from Daniel Conic (right) advice from Neven Cegnar (Photo: courtesy of Neven Cegnar)

 

Importantly, Lluis Rovira and Antonio Gomez have created a solid base from which coaches can work to secure a bright future for table tennis in Andorra.

The Andorra Table Tennis Federation officially became a member of the International Table Tennis Federation at the General Assembly staged in 1999 in Eindhoven.

Promoting the cause in Andorra (left to right) Antonio Gomez, Daniel Conic, Neven Cegnar and Lluis Rovira (Photo: courtesy of Neven Cegnar)

 

 

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