NIS Supports Reconstruction of Volleyball Training Centre in Zrenjanin

Being a socially responsible company, NIS continued to contribute to the development of sports in Zrenjanin and supported the reconstruction of the Volleyball Training Centre in Zrenjanin, in cooperation with the Volleyball Club ‘Klek Srbijašume’.

Čedomir Janjić, Mayor of Zrenjanin and Valery Proskurin, Deputy CEO and Director of the Services Block at NIS

Through the reconstruction of this centre, which NIS supported with RSD 3 million, the city of Zrenjanin got a modern sports hall where professional athletes will be able to train to a high standard and develop their talent. The Centre is also designed for school children, sports clubs and recreational athletes. NIS has recognised the importance of this project and supported it within the framework of its ‘Together for the Community’ programme, aiming to help the development of amateur and professional sports, as well as the promotion a healthy lifestyle and proper development of the young.

The official opening of the Centre was attended, among others, by Čedomir Janjić, Mayor of Zrenjanin, Valery Proskurin, Deputy CEO and Director of the Services Block at NIS, and representatives of the Volleyball Club ‘Klek’.

Mayor of Zrenjanin Čedomir Janjić used this opportunity to thank NIS for supporting the project of great importance to sports and volleyball for Klek and the City of Zrenjanin. “I do not think I should tell you what volleyball means for Klek and Serbia. It is something we are all proud of. It is great that there are many people here in Klek who play volleyball and other sports well, but I also have to thank socially responsible companies which support all that. ‘Naftna Industrija Srbije’ and the people in charge of this activity have recognised this important project to finish this training centre and I thank them for that. Several important projects are funded by NIS every year. This may be a bit different from other companies funding sports clubs in Serbia. We are talking about specific projects here,” Janjić underlined.

Through the reconstruction of this centre, which NIS supported with RSD 3 million, the city of Zrenjanin got a modern sports hall where professional athletes will be able to train to a high standard and develop their talent.

Valery Proskurin, Deputy CEO and Director of the Services Block at NIS stated, “I am convinced that the modern space will make it possible for professional and recreational athletes and pupils to develop and build on their talent and achieve great sports success. NIS has been cooperating with the City of Zrenjanin for nine years as part of its corporate social responsibility programme ‘Together for the Community’ and so far, we have supported 139 projects, which have improved the living conditions of the population of Zrenjanin and its surroundings. By investing in professional and recreational sports, NIS invests and will continue to invest in the future generations of talented young individuals, who are the future of our country.”

Rajko Petrović, Sporting Director of VC ‘Klek’, expressed his great satisfaction with the importance of the project. “The implementation of this project will make it possible for us to make our volleyball players better. From now on, pre-school and school children will also be able to use this sports hall, the same as our citizens for fitness. I believe that around 80 per cent of Klek residents will be able to use the premises,” Petrović stressed.

Under its corporate slogan ‘Future at Work’, NIS cooperates with 11 local self-government in Serbia in an effort to improve the quality of life of the population of those communities. In 2017, NIS supported four sports-related projects, i.e. Football Club ‘Radnički Zrenjanin’, Basketball Club ‘Proleter-Naftagas’, Volleyball Club ‘Klek Srbijašume’ and Sports Club ‘Naftagas’, Elemir. For its contribution to developing sports infrastructure in Zrenjanin, NIS received the 2017 Sponsor-Donor Award from the Sports Association of Zrenjanin earlier this year.

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