2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental – UPDATE #2

The 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental is now only a few weeks away! SPECIAL UPDATE:  Due to circumstances beyond the control of WPV or the LOC, the organisers have been required to change the location of the Intercontinental to Anji, a city not far from the original city of Hangzhou.  Participating...

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2017 Youth Parapan Am Games to feature Sitting Volleyball

Release from the Americas Paralympic Committee: The Americas Paralympic Committee (APC) has announced that the 2017 Youth Parapan American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will feature 12 sports, two more than the 2013 edition, with CP Football and sitting volleyball added to the sports programme. The 12 sports for the...

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WPV Welcomes Blue Mountains Natural Spring Water as a Sponsor

Facilitated by Weiping Tu as World ParaVolley’s Marketing Consultant, President Barry Couzner recently signed a contract in Sydney with Blue Mountains Natural Spring Water to provide 20,000 bottles of water for the athletes and officials at the 2016 World ParaVolley Intercontinental.  Much water will be needed, as the 2016 Intercontinental...

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World ParaVolley Appoints New Marketing Director

The World ParaVolley Board is pleased to advise that Jim Leask has been appointed as Marketing Director (Commercialisation) of WPV until 2018. Jim has an M.A. in Organizational Management, and is the Vice President of Procurement for a major US based Manufacturing Company. He has extensive experience in the world...

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Rwanda Women in Slovenia

The Rwandan Women’s Sitting Volleyball Team traveled to Slovenia in early November to participate in invitational friendly matches with several teams who were competing at the 2015 ParaVolley Europe Sitting Volleyball Championships.  Their goal was to learn, and to prepare themselves for the Rio2016 Paralympic Games. Rwanda Women in Slovenia...

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Day 2 & 3 in Podčetrtek

Days 2 and 3 have wrapped up at the 2015 ParaVolley Europe Women’s Sitting Volleyball Championships. The match of the tournament so far was yesterday’s NED-RUS battle, which went back and forth from set to set. But in the end, the Russian women prevailed in this exciting 5-set match! Results...

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Obituary – Marie-Thérèse Scholtens

Obituary Maria Theresia (Marie-Thérèse) Gertrudis Scholtens (1948-2015) If we wanted to find a definition of dedication and commitment, we would only need to look at the activities undertaken and services provided by Marie-Thérèse to the ParaVolley movement over several decades. Marie-Thérèse has been one of the longest-serving members of the...

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IPC publishes latest Classification Code draft

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) released the second draft of the revised Classification Code on the 4th February, marking the launch of the third and final round of consultation. The revised Code, due for release in 2017, was developed from two periods of consultation during 2013 and 2014 which gathered responses...

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