World ParaVolley Sao Paulo Development Centre confirmed

The World ParaVolley Board of Directors unanimously approved the Brazilian Paralympic Training Centre as a recognised World ParaVolley Development Centre at their meeting on Monday. Photo: Barry Couzner with the President of NPC China Haidi Zhang at the opening the Hangzhou Development Centre The “World ParaVolley Sao Paulo Development Centre” joins...

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Iranian Women make history by refereeing first international Sitting Volleyball matches

Halleh Jafari and Fariba Ahadi hope to become flagbearers for their country after making history last week when they became the first Iranian women to referee an international Sitting Volleyball match. Jafari, 34, and Ahadi, 39 both refereed matches at the ParaVolley Europe New Nations Subzone Men’s Tournament 2018 in...

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Referee and Classification Courses completed in Tourcoing

The latest World ParaVolley Referee and Classification courses have been completed on the sidelines of the ParaVolley Europe New Nations Subzone Men’s Tournament 2018, which starts in Tourcoing, France on Saturday. The World ParaVolley Sports Department, with the close cooperation of its Referee Commission, the Head of Education of the...

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Sitting Volleyball continues to be huge hit at FIVB Volleyball World Championships

After the great success of a Sitting Volleyball introduction course at the Foro Italico in Rome earlier this month, another Volley Insieme (Volley Together) event took place on the sidelines of the 2018 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship outside the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence on Friday. Photos c/o Daniele...

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World ParaVolley Coaching Course – December 7-10, 2017, France

World ParaVolley is offering a Level 1 Coaching Course in Lille, France, in collaboration with FF Volley. Dates:  December 7-10, 2017 Location:  Villeneuve d’Ascq (FRA) The deadline for registration is rapidly approaching – November 13th! Full course details can be downloaded here: Course Invitation and Information Sheet (PDF) Course Registration...

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World ParaVolley secures competitive Agitos Grant

The IPC has just announced the 2018 Agitos Grants and World ParaVolley’s application to run a development project in Korea has been approved.  Only 50% of the applications lodged were successful and only 8 International Federations, of which we are one, received a grant.  Only 4 of the 31 successful...

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2017 Invictus Games Champions – Georgia – A Great Story!

Yesterday the Georgian Sitting Volleyball Team made history at the Invictus Games in Toronto Canada, by winning the gold medal.  And their story is a good one. In 2014, seven Georgian servicemen formed the sitting volleyball squad for the Invictus Games in London.  This was when Richard Osborne became involved...

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Luxembourg Hosts Historic Level One World ParaVolley Coaching Course

Thirty-one participants descended on Luxembourg this past weekend for a four-day intensive ParaVolley coaching course that had an emphasis on Sitting Volleyball. An impressive attendance for the coaching qualification, but even more notable was the fact that 16 different countries were represented in what was a big step forward for...

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World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball Level 1 Coaching Course confirmed in Europe!

UPDATE: After under a month of the registration being open, the Level 1 Sitting Volleyball Coaching Course taking place in Luxembourg next month is full! 28 participants (including 2 translators) from 14 different countries from around the globe will take part in the first ever official World ParaVolley coaching qualification...

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