71 episodes

The Ace Space is a volleyball podcast presented by the CEV that brings the top players, coaches, commentators and analysts in European volleyball together for conversations about sport and life off the court. Stay tuned every Friday and Monday for stories, discussions, and maybe a few jokes that will give you a front-row seat into the world of professional volleyball.

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The Ace Space is a volleyball podcast presented by the CEV that brings the top players, coaches, commentators and analysts in European volleyball together for conversations about sport and life off the court. Stay tuned every Friday and Monday for stories, discussions, and maybe a few jokes that will give you a front-row seat into the world of professional volleyball.

    Maja Ognjenović previews the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, discusses why her team has something special and explains why she is excited EuroVolley will return to Serbia | 2021 Summer Season

    Maja Ognjenović previews the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, discusses why her team has something special and explains why she is excited EuroVolley will return to Serbia | 2021 Summer Season

    After leaving Rio 5 years ago with Silver, it has been a long wait for Serbia’s captain and setter try and complete her medal collection by topping the podium at an Olympic Games.  Here Maja joins our team and talks in detail about her love for Japan, why she skipped the VNL this year and various aspects of her life away from the court.


    Ci asks those random, yet interesting, questions that never knew we wanted to know the answers to until they were asked, and Dave asks as many of the hundreds of fan questions that we received as possible in Ask Me Anything.


    Follow & subscribe to The Ace Space for podcasts with volleyball's biggest stars.  The all important e-mail address you need is theacespace@cev.eu, while on social it is #LetVolleyballTalk

    • 51 min
    Alexander Brouwer & Robert Meeuwsen on their sporting marriage, drifting, who is the “Total Package” and wanting to be the underdog at the Olympics | 2021 Summer Season

    Alexander Brouwer & Robert Meeuwsen on their sporting marriage, drifting, who is the “Total Package” and wanting to be the underdog at the Olympics | 2021 Summer Season

    Beach Volleyball is again on the Tokyo 2020ne Olympic Games schedule and looking to top their Bronze from Rio are the Dutch World Champions of 2013 Alexander Brouwer & Robert Meeuwsen.


    They join Lewie and Ci to discuss their memories of the 2016 Games, how it felt to qualify early for Tokyo 2020 and their expectations for a Games which is inevitably going to be different.  As always Ci Digs in, while we also challenge the guys so some player vs player questions and get to know them far beyond their on-court performances.  In terms of Volleyball chat, the guys talk about their journey so far, recent results, as well as the influence of their staff and support network.


    With half the combined Beach teams coming from Europe, there will be plenty to cheer on as they all take to the sand at a 12,000-capacity custom-built temporary stadium in the Japanese capital's magnificent Shiokaze Park – an event which is sure to be one of the visual highlights of the Games once again.  Follow all the action through our #TakingtheStage initiative through our dedicated page on cev.eu as well as all the socials.


    Follow & subscribe to The Ace Space for podcasts with volleyball's biggest stars.  The all important e-mail address you need is theacespace@cev.eu, while on social it is #LetVolleyballTalk

    • 58 min
    2022 European Cups DoL Recap - feat.Dragan Stanković on being at the draw, the book ends of his career and wanting to travel to Australia

    2022 European Cups DoL Recap - feat.Dragan Stanković on being at the draw, the book ends of his career and wanting to travel to Australia

    It was a big week for European Volleyball with 197 teams being confirmed in the six European Cup competitions for 2022 and all except the 4th Round of the Champions League onwards being drawn in one day at the Broadcast centre in Luxembourg. 


    Dan joins Dave and Ci to review the draw and look at some of the exciting match-ups that were confirmed - especially in the CEV Cup Men which looks like being a mini Champions League next season.


    Dave also talks to one of the real gentlemen of Volleyball, Middle Blocker Dragan Stanković, about his career to date, being spotted by Lube, the EuroVolley podiums achieved with Serbia and what he is up to now that he has retired from the national team.


    Follow & subscribe to The Ace Space for podcasts with volleyball's biggest stars.  The all important e-mail address you need is theacespace@cev.eu, while on social it is #LetVolleyballTalk

    • 32 min
    Karla Borger on the Continental Cup, teammates and why she hopes this Olympic venture will be different from Rio 2016 | 2021 Summer Season

    Karla Borger on the Continental Cup, teammates and why she hopes this Olympic venture will be different from Rio 2016 | 2021 Summer Season

    Here Lewie and Matt talk to German Beach Volleyball star Karla Borger prior to the Tokyo 2020ne final qualification show down at the Continental Cup Final in The Hague. She looks back at the Silver Medal win at the 2013 World Champs, her Beach Volleyball journey to date and talked in detail about their current level and expectations for this Summers Olympics.


    In Ci's absense, Matt has a go at digging in and as always we have some questions from fans in Ask Me Anything.


    Follow & subscribe to The Ace Space for podcasts with volleyball's biggest stars.  The all important e-mail address you need is theacespace@cev.eu, while on social it is #LetVolleyballTalk

    • 49 min
    Croatia’s Samanta Fabris & Romania’s Nneka Onyejekwe chat about their exciting summers ahead and how proud they are of their countries hosting EuroVolley | 2021 Summer Season

    Croatia’s Samanta Fabris & Romania’s Nneka Onyejekwe chat about their exciting summers ahead and how proud they are of their countries hosting EuroVolley | 2021 Summer Season

    The summer of 2021 will thrill and excite fans all over the world, and it will come to an end with the European Championships, EuroVolley.  Each host country has appointed two event ambassadors and here Dave catches up with two from Croatia and Romania to talk about what we can expect from the event, their respective host countries and their teams on court performances.


    Follow & subscribe to The Ace Space for podcasts with volleyball's biggest stars.  The all important e-mail address you need is theacespace@cev.eu, while on social it is #LetVolleyballTalk

    • 33 min
    David Åhman & Jonatan Hellvig on jump setting their way to the U22 title and why “Christmas gains” is making the difference | 2021 Summer Season

    David Åhman & Jonatan Hellvig on jump setting their way to the U22 title and why “Christmas gains” is making the difference | 2021 Summer Season

    As the focus shifts from the indoor season to the Summer Season, so starts another Ace Space series.  Here Lewie and Ci return with the jump setting Swedes, Åhman & Hellvig, to reflect on them taking Gold at the U22s in Baden this past weekend. 


    In terms of Volleyball chat, the guys talk about stepping up this year and playing against some of their idols.  They also go into detail on persisting with their unique attacking style and the fun they have had on the world tour already.


    As always Ci Digs in, while we also challenge the guys so some player vs player questions and get to know them far beyond their on-court performances.


    Follow & subscribe to The Ace Space for podcasts with volleyball's biggest stars.  The all important e-mail address you need is theacespace@cev.eu, while on social it is #LetVolleyballTalk

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Delancey517 ,

Best Volleyball Podcast

My fiancée and I listen to this show together. She’s much more into volleyball than I am, but out of the couple related shows we listen to, this ones my favorite. Episodes are only once a month or so, take the time and give it a shot, you’ll learn something new!

Eddie Panic ,

Volleyball rocks hard

There are very few Volleyball podcasts, and this is one of the best.

They get great guests, have great interviews, and it is well produced.

The hosts are so likable and in this weird time, they are doing great work for the volleyball community.

Dustin Warren that was 6 stars.

@VB_CI ,

This Podcast is the best. And I’m biased.

Hey guys! Ci Michel here! Thanks for showing interest in our podcast! It’s a mix of the best players in the volleyball world, and 5 of us Ace-Space-Cadets chit-chatting about life. I know you’ll get some value from it! If not, Matt owes you a beer. Have a listen, leave us a review, then come find us on the socials to say hi (I’m @vb_ci on insta). We love hearing from the volleyball community! You guys are the reason we’re doing this! ☺️ #letvolleyballtalk

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