Now is the time to develop your Beach program and prepare your teams says Asia Oceania

“Now is the time to develop your Beach program and prepare your teams”. That’s the message from Asia Oceania ParaVolley (PVAO) to its members in an end of year newsletter, which is available for download here. PVAO said the ParaVolley Beach Standing World Series, which World ParaVolley is launching in 2019,...

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Barry Couzner looks back at the year 2018

With another exciting year in the life of World ParaVolley coming to a close, World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner looks back on the major developments for the World ParaVolley organisation and the sport of ParaVolley as a whole.   “When I look back at 2018 I see a year of...

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Wanted – World ParaVolley archive aficionado

History – it is valuable and it needs to be recorded. We need you! Since World ParaVolley as such began in 1980, much history has been written about our various Volleyball disciplines. It has been an incredible history with the organization being an independent not-for-profit yet always, through an immense...

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2018 in Review: Sitting volleyball

The 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships were the sport’s most important competition of the year, but they were not the only highlight. Photo: The 2018  World Championships topped a superb year for Sitting Volleyball Story courtesy of the IPC Unstoppable Iran Led by 2.46m tall Morteza Mehrzadselakjani, reigning Paralympic champions Iran continued with their...

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Successful World ParaVolley Courses Wrap up in Mozambique

With all participants and tutors now safely arrived back to their respective homes, it is time to look back on the most recent set of World ParaVolley Courses held in Africa. From December 3-9, 49 fully-funded participants gathered in Maputo, Mozambique to take part in four World ParaVolley courses: referees,...

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Kessel Selected for USA Volleyball’s Highest Honour

World ParaVolley Development Director John Kessel has been selected to receive the 2019 Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, USA Volleyball’s top honour bestowed on an individual for lifetime achievements, for his five decades of volleyball development. Kessel, who also serves as USA Volleyball’s director of sport development, has conducted thousands of...

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BRA Athlete Levi Cesar Gomes Accepts Sanction for Anti-Doping Rule Violation

World ParaVolley announced today that Levi Cesar Gomes of Brazil, an athlete in the sport of Sitting Volleyball, has accepted a four-year sanction for an anti-doping rule violation after testing positive for two prohibited substances.  Gomes tested positive for Stanozolol and a metabolite of tamoxifen, as the result of an...

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Breakthrough World ParaVolley course set for Mozambique

The spread of World ParaVolley continues to grow with another ground breaking course for coaches, referees and classifiers in Maputo, Mozambique from 3-9 December. A total of 52 candidates, including 17 women, from 10 countries – Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe – will take part...

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