Volleyball league and World Cup winners to get 'Armed Art' sculptures
THE Cambodian National Volleyball League (Disabled) organisation has been donated six trophies by the Armed Art project of the Don Bosco Technical School of Phnom Penh.
Australian business volunteer to the CNVLD, George Friml, along with students of the Armed Art project, produced six stunning sports trophies manufactured entirely from the barrel shrouds of Soviet WWII-era PPSh-41 sub-machine guns, which were exported to Soviet client states following their retirement from military service in the 1950s.
CNVLD Secretary Christopher Minko announced that one of the trophies will be presented to the winners of the 2009 Cellcard CNVLD tournament at the final awards ceremony October 16.
Minko stated that another would be used as the World Organisation Volleyball for Disabled (WOVD) World Cup trophy for the upcoming 2009 WOVD Standing Volleyball World Cup to be hosted at the Phnom Penh's Olympic Stadium from December 14-22.
Exhibition to feature trophies
Meanwhile, George Friml will return to Australia to complete production of the World Cup winners' medals, before returning to Cambodia in December to attend the tournament and to continue hiswork on Armed Art sculptures destined for an CNVLD exhibition called "To Be Deter-Mined".
The exhibition, which will feature the remaining trophies, will be on display for the second time at the Cambodian Korean Friendship Exhibition Centre in Phnom Penh in December, to coincide with the 2009 WOVD World Cup. The exhibition will also visit Australia, the US and Europe.