Meet our Coaches

Coach Abdou

Abderrahman Bouzar brings a wealth of experience to the table, having played volleyball professionally and represented the national team for over a decade. He has achieved tremendous success…

during his playing career, including winning the Arab championship, the African championship, and participating in the volleyball World Cup.

In addition to his playing career, Coach Abdou has also spent five years coaching volleyball.

Coach Aleksa

Aleksa Pavic is an accomplished volleyball coach with a proven track record of success. He has led his teams to victory in various national and international competitions, showcasing his exceptional leadership skills, strategic planning abilities, and adaptability.

Coach Aleksa has achieved numerous accolades throughout his career, including 1st place in the Under 21 Indoor Volleyball Serbian National Championship, 1st place in the Under 21 National Beach Volleyball Championship, and 2nd place in the Balkan Beach Volleyball Championship, all in 2016. He has also achieved 1st place in both the UAE University Beach Volleyball Championship in 2019 and the UAE University Indoor Volleyball Championship in 2020.

Coach Ana

Ana Marija Mitrovic has been immersed in the world of volleyball since the age of 7, and to this day, at 28 years old, she continues to hone her skills on the court while also coaching others. Her impressive indoor volleyball career…

n Serbia includes winning all leagues she participated in, with a particular highlight being her victories in the Superleague, Serbian Cup, and Supercup, which are the most prestigious competitions in the country. In the UAE, she earned 3rd place in the league with Sharjah Ladies Club last year before securing 1st place with Al Wasl team this season, a remarkable achievement.

On the beach volleyball front, Coach Ana has reached the finals of two female tournaments, emerging victorious in one of them, and has also claimed two mixed-gender tournament victories.

Coach Bojan

Bojan Rajkovic has a wealth of experience in both playing and coaching. He began his playing career at the age of 13 and played until he was 28 years old. During his playing career, he represented the national team of Serbia at the U17 and U19 levels and achieved remarkable succes…

by securing 2nd place in the European Championship 2009 and 1st place in the World Championship 2010. He played in both Serbia and Greece, gaining valuable experience in different leagues.

He has been coaching since 2016 and has been based in Dubai since 2018. He has made a significant impact in the coaching world and has twice secured 2nd place in the Serbian national championship with Partizan.

Coach João

João Lobo’s journey in the world of volleyball began in 1998 when he first picked up the ball and started playing competitively. Over the next nine years, he honed his skills and became an accomplished player in his own right.

However, his passion for the game did not stop there. In 2008, he decided to take his love for volleyball to the next level and transitioned into coaching.

Since then, Joao has made a name for himself as a skilled coach who has led his teams to numerous victories and accolades. One of his most notable achievements to date was his team’s impressive win at the 2019 UAAK (Universities Athletics Association in Kuwait) championship, where his male team emerged as champions, and the female team finished as runners-up.
He was also named Coach of the Year in his home club in Portugal in 2016!

Coach Luka

Luka Jankovic first started in Club Valjevo where he helped win the prestigious First League of Serbia championship and the second league of Serbia, demonstrating his exceptional coaching abilities and commitment to..

his team’s success. Additionally, he was a part of Club Lucky Star Belgrade to two victories in the second league of Serbia.

Coach Milena

Milena Gavric started her volleyball career in 2010. She led her hometown team, “Mladi Radnik,” to national cadet championship victories twice and national junior championship victories three times.
In 2016, Coach Milena achieved another milestone when she led her team to win the first B league of Serbia, followed by a university league championship in 2019 and 2020. In 2022, she ventured deeper into beach volleyball at the Beach Pro Tour.

Coach Milos

Milos Ateljevic has been a part of the Red Star in Belgrade and the National Team of Serbia. His volleyball career has been impressive as he was also National Volleyball Champion in 3 different age groups: U15, U17 and U19.
He is highly experienced in teaching young players how to reach their full potentials in becoming a successful volleyball player.

Coach Mladen

Mladen Zivanovic began his volleyball journey at the age of 13, playing for his hometown club “Ok Borac”. He has achieved numerous accomplishments in his career, such as winning the Serbian…

Second League in 2016 and winning the first round of the cup in 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2019, he also won the First Serbian League B and the university championship in 2017. In 2021, he completed his degree in Sport and Physical Education in Niš and began coaching at his hometown club before moving to Dubai.

Coach Minja

Minja Stanimirovic has been involved in volleyball since 2008. Over the years, she has honed her skills and developed a passion for the game. She has had the opportunity to play in two different cities, gaining valuable experience and knowledge along the way.

Her dedication and hard work paid off when she participated in the Volleyball National Championship of Serbia in 2013, 2014 and 2015. A major accomplishment and testament to her talent and commitment to the sport.

Coach Pauline

Pauline Cardiente gained her experience and knowledge in volleyball back in the Philippines. She started coaching when she was 18 years old for National University – Nazareth School where they became the UAAP Champion Team and she served as an Assistant Coach.

She then decided to continue playing as a setter in De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde for 4 years. Before finishing her degree, she played semi-professionally for different club teams such as F2 Logistics Cargo Movers, Cignal HD Spikers and Marinerang Pilipina Lady Skippers. She achieved significant accomplishments such as winning the Philippine Super Liga 2018 Grand Prix — Silver Medal, among others. She also pursued her professional volleyball career with Cignal HD Spikers while being the Head Coach for De La Salle University – Integrated School. And most recently, she was a part of a club team here in Dubai and played for the UAE Volleball League where they finished 4th place in the season.

Coach Raoof

Raoof Abouzeid has been involved in volleyball since the age of 12, and over the years, he has achieved significant success both as a player and as a member of the national team. Notably, he participated in several Qatar tournaments…

and cups for cadet and junior categories, as well as the Asian Men’s U20 Championship in Taipei, China. With his team, Coach Raoof also secured 3rd place in the Arab Junior Championship in Morocco and the Gulf Junior Championship in Oman and won 1st place in the Gulf Championship for Youth National Teams in Saudi Arabia.

With a passion for the sport, Coach Raoof hopes to inspire and motivate the next generation of volleyball players. His goal is to instil in his students the same love and dedication that he has for the game and to help them achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Coach Tamara

Tamara Jezdimirovic discovered her passion for volleyball at the age of 10. After honing her skills with guidance and practice, she began coaching young children from ages 6-10 at a volleyball academy in Belgrade, Serbia.

Tamara spent three years working as a volleyball coach in Serbia, while also playing in the second league. During her high school years, she played for the national team at the World School Championship. Tamara’s impressive skills also earned her third place in the junior category of the Beach League of Belgrade. Her experience and dedication have helped her become a successful coach who inspires young players to achieve their potential.

Coach Uros

Uros Lalic began his volleyball journey when he was just 11 years old, playing for VC “Milos Crnjanski”. At 15, he moved to one of the top teams in Serbia, Red Star, and was twice captain of the National team of Belgrade for the Balkan competition.
He also played in the U21 European Championship. At only 18 years, he was rewarded with an athletic scholarship and travelled to the United Arab Emirates to compete for the American University of Dubai.