Kim Yeon-Koung is one of the best players in the world.
Heungkuk is the korean club which has (had) the right to Kim.
KOVO is Korean Volleyball Federation. KVA is Korea Volleyball Association. "KOVO is the organization which deals only with the pro league... KVA which do a job related with international competition... Actually KOVO and KVA's interest were in antagonistic relationship for a long time..." (Aegis).
(02.06.12 Aegis) : "The teams that have made offer : Fenerbahce, Galatasaray, Eczacibasi, Rabita, Azerrail, Dinamo Moscow".
02.07.12 Aegis : "Without approval about transfer from Heungkuk or KVA, she cannot perform in court".
02.07.12 Noah :
she is under contract to the Heungkuk.(2 years left)
so basically she can't decide her new team.
she can talk to them(heungkuk) which team she wants to go but can't choose all by herself.
and there is a rumour.
they(heungkuk) want her to play in korea. but she still wants to play in europe.
she won't go back to korea voluntarily. and they can't bring her back to korea by force.
so they(heungkuk) make some trouble with other club on purpose. such as to ask more high salary.
the thing is they(heungkuk) have nothing to lose.
just ask more money and if club take that, then earn more money.
if club doesn't take that. then they can easily bring her back to korea.(they really want this way)
besides people don't know about her situation
some people just blame kim. not them.
so they don't need to rush.
as you can see, she can't make a contract until this moment.
so. do they really interrupt her contract on purpose?
it turns out true.
they didn't try to make a contract as she wants.
and they(heungkuk) constantly asked her to play in korea. and she refused.
so today they call for a complete ban on her professional career.
i can't explain kovo's rules but in this situation , she can't play in korea or foreign.
not return!. she can't play at all.
we're just waiting for kovo's mediation
02.07.12 Latvian :
I have checked korean pages today...
It seems to me this issue turns into law suite...
Every X-man wants a piece of the pie...
(05.07.12 Aegis) : "Heungkuk terminated the contract and announced it to Fenerbahce without any discussion with Kim".
06.07.12 Aegis :
The main point Kim`s agent is insisting on is that that paper which is sent to Fener has no effect legally.
There`re two reasons here.
1. The official contract made in Kim`s rookie year actually expired by the date of June 30, 2012, depriving the right of Kim from Heungkuk.
However, Heungkuk is insisting on, that although the contract has been expired, she has to play 2 more years in Korea to get the right of Free Agent.
But this claim of Heungkuk also has some problems.:
-First, they are not counting the years Kim was loaned, but indeed belonged to Heungkuk.
Counting all the years she played in foreign leagues(4 years in Korea+3 years in foreign leagues), she already fulfills the requirement of FA right.(6 years)
-More fundamentally, the basis of Heungkuk`s argue about FA is KOVO`s local rule, so it doesn`t matter for Kim to sign a contract with foreign teams.
Only rights to intervene belong to KVA(which could let Kim ITC, International Transfer Certificated) and the foreingn team itself.
This is a highly controversial point so I don`t know how the judges will conclude.
2. Heungkuk has violated the regulation first.
These are some violation done by Heungkuk:
-Made contract soley without any discussion with the player. (They sent the paper to Fener, and made an agreement with Rabita, and finally announced to Kim, back from OQT)
-Asked and took player`s personal money. (For instance last season, Kim was asked to "donate" 25% of her annual salary to Heungkuk. So thankfully, they discounted it to 20% when her parents complained. )
-Now threatening her to come back to Korea or go to the team which gives Heungkuk lots of profit, with her career as a hostage by kicking her out of the team.
All above are just legal violation they`ve done, but there still are so many unfair treatments Kim has beared through years, which cannot be compensated by law.
Conclusion is that it is true that Kim has broke a regulation of KOVO banning the employment of personal agent, but the contract is expired and Heungkuk has commited lots of violation already before.
Thus, Heungkuk has anyway no right about Kim.
I don`t know if it would make sense, but that`s the brief summary about the dispute.
Heungkuk was the team with lots of legal and ethical problems before, so some kind of punishment should be sentenced anyway.
Kim is now even thinking of taking a break for one year if inevitable, but resolved firmly to win against Heungkuk.
This affair will be one of the greatest turning points of Korean pro volleyball, concerning the biased and unfair current regulations which only benefits the teams.