ParaVolley inclusion in the works in Central America

The Central American Volleyball Confederation (AFECAVOL) and ParaVolley Pan America conducted a meeting that would establish cooperation for ParaVolley inclusion in the region. AFECAVOL president Felix Sabio indicated that the importance of establishing the link with World ParaVolley is necessary due to the growth of the sport across the world...

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Vale: Pheona Kimonge, World ParaVolley Classifier

World ParaVolley has learned that Ms. Pheona Kimonge of Kenya, one of the Federation’s International Classifiers, has passed away.   Details have only recently been published. Pheona died at the Kenyatta National Referral Hospital on the early morning hours of Sunday, September 13th, after a short illness.  She had lived with...

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ParaVolley Europe hires first ever employee

In a bid to deliver a more professional service to its stakeholders, ParaVolley Europe is proud to announce the hiring of their first ever employee. Tanja Gašić has been hired on a part time basis as Legal Adviser and Project Manager. Her tasks will range from optimising contracts to EU...

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ParaVolley Europe – October 2020 Events cancellation

From ParaVolley Europe: Based on the alarming increase of positive COVID cases in Europe in the last few weeks and due to the number of participating teams unable to travel in safe conditions, the ParaVolley Europe board has made the tough but wise decision to cancel all competitions planned for...

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Steadward Talks: The Past, Present and Future of Sitting Volleyball

How did sitting volleyball become so popular? Find out by listening to the next Steadward Talks, hosted by David Legg, Eli Wolff, and special guest Robert Steadward on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (8:00 a.m. Calgary Time, 4:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time). Speakers include World ParaVolley Founding President Pieter Joon,...

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“Athletes for Good Fund” opportunity for Para athletes

In partnership with the International Paralympic Committee and International Olympic Committee, this week new Paralympic Worldwide Partner Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has launched an initiative designed to support causes that athletes feel strongly about, and it is particularly relevant to the COVID environment that athletes have found themselves in this...

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Kaleo Maclay: The four stages in her Paralympic gold journey

Exactly four years ago, the final whistle sounded at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro, echoing the cheers of an electric crowd and the outpour of emotions as the players flooded the court in celebration. View this post on Instagram LIVING IN MY WILDEST DREAMS!...

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Inacional approved as ParaVolley equipment provider

World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that Inacional has been approved as a provider of ParaVolley equipment for the next 4 years – the first Company in Europe to achieve homologation. Inacional is a Netherlands-based Company that has provided independent advice on sports equipment for more than 30 years and...

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Coach profile: Nicole Ban

“Coaching is the most rewarding career for me, and I hope that more females can find their way to do the same.” Coaching Team Canada Women’s Volleyball Sitting Team, Nicole Ban has become a leader not just nationally, but internationally. After playing volleyball at MacEwan University and professionally for Oslo...

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WPV Podcast: From the shadows to the spotlight

The World ParaVolley history podcast is back with a new episode and more stories to share. With exactly a year before the first serve in Tokyo, World ParaVolley founding president Pieter Joon traces the history of sitting volleyball in the Paralympics over the last few decades. Coincidentally, 2020 marks the...

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