11th European Universities Futsal Championship hosted by our university began with opening ceremony following technical meeting.
Our Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan, Turkish University Sports Federation Vice-President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atilla Pulur, EUSA Honorary President Alberto Gualtieri, Çorum Deputy Mayor Ahmet Yabacıoğlu, AK Party Çorum Provincial Head Mehmet Karadağ, Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry Board Chairman Çetin Başaranhıncal, representatives from public institutions and organizations of our city, almost 400 international sportsmen including athletes, referees, trainers and technical delegates, and people of Çorum attended the opening ceremony of championship between the dates of 09-17 July 2017.
Making the opening speech of the ceremony, Turkish University Sports Federation Vice-President Assoc. Prof. Dr. Atilla Pulur said, “International organizations contribute both to the promotion of our country and culture and to meeting students from different cultures. I would like to thank especially to Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan and to those who contributed. Besides, I wish all the athletes who participated in the organization good luck.”
Emphasizing that such organizations contributes to the internationalization of our university undertaking not only educational activities but also events in sports, cultural and various areas, Rector Prof. Dr. Reha Metin Alkan said, “I would like to state that I take justified pride of organizing such a good event in our city.” Stating that such events have an important place for internationalization of education and also for tourism, Rector Prof. Dr. Alkan emphasized that they endeavour to provide added value for our city.
Stating that he believes that our city will host such events resplendently, Rector Prof. Dr. Alkan said, “I would like to thank to Turkish University Sports Federation President Prof. Dr. Kemal Tamer who made a great contribution to organize the event in our city, and to Çorum Governorship, Çorum Municipality, Çorum Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and those who contributed.”
EUSA Honorary President Alberto Gualtieri wished all the athletes who attended the championship success in the competitions.
Following the protocol speeches, 11th European Universities Futsal Championship began with the opening beat of Rector Prof. Dr. Alkan. The ceremony ended with athletes’ saying EUSA anthem, athletes and referee oath, and folk dance performance.
Women team competitions will be organized as league, men team competitions will be organized in 2 separate groups.
Please click here for the list of competitions to be organized on Monday, 10 July 2017.