All those who knew Peter Michna are in shock following the news of his untimely death.
Peter had contributed greatly to Northern Ireland Volleyball both indoor for Civil Service and on the Beach.
Peters strength and skill was matched by his competitive spirit and total commitment to playing the very best volleyball he could at all times, inspiring everyone in the Civil Service club to be the best they could be.
Despite his quiet demeanour, he was a friend and valued team-mate to all in the club and the league.Â
Peter played in the UK Civil Service championships in September and was instrumental in the club winning the menâ€™s and mixed titles with his powerful play and play making.
Everyone in the N.I. Civil Service Volleyball Club will miss his sense of fun and humour, his help and assistance. The club and NIVA have lost a fine upstanding talent.
NIVA President Patrick Murphy commented “Everyone in the Northern Ireland Volleyball Association is shocked by the news of the sudden death of our friend and colleague Peter Michna.
Peter was a key playing member and Match Secretary of the N.I. Civil Service Volleyball Club, Northern Ireland champions in 2008 and UK Civil Service Champions only last month at Loughborough University.
Peterâ€™s partnership with Ross Moore from Bangor showed him to be a skilled and leading Beach Volley player on both the Northern Ireland and Irish Beach circuits.
To his family circle in Poland and his friends here and there, we send our deepest sympathy”.
Bill Harrison from the Civil Service Volleyball Club said “We are stunned and shocked by his tragic death.
Peter’s quiet personality belied his competitive spirit when on court, but that did not detract from his sense of fair play at all times.
It was without doubt Peters strength and skill that lifted our menâ€™s and mixed teams in Loughborough this year to help us win the UK Civil Service championships
As a mark of respect at this sad time there will be no volleyball this week in Lisburn”.