Today in Toronto – Day 1

Day One Action – Saturday, August 8th Competition got under way today at the TO2015 Parapan Am Sitting Volleyball event with 3 men’s preliminary matches. As part of the Parapan Am Games, the Sitting Volleyball competition is a zonal qualification event for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games so there is...

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New dates for World Club Cup

The World Club Cup for men, to be held in Mashhad, I R Iran has a new date. Teams are due to arrive on 20 November with competition to commence on 22 November, and the finals on 28 November 2015. The departure day from Mashhad is 29 November. The postponement...

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Day 5: ParaVolley Africa Sitting Volleyball Championships

After five days of competition, the final day’s matches have been set.  Egypt has continued to dominate the men’s competition, while Rwanda has maintained it’s position atop the women’s side. Egypt will face Rwanda in both the men’s and women’s gold medal matches on Tuesday, while the men’s bronze medal...

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Day 4: 2015 ParaVolley Africa Sitting Volleyball Championships

Some big wins for the host nation, as Rwanda defeated Egypt 3-1 (25-22, 25-23, 19-25, 26-24) in women’s play, and the men defeated Kenya 3-0 (25-20, 25-14, 25-17). At the end of four days of competition, Egypt remains atop the men’s standings, while Rwanda has overtaken Egypt for the top...

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2015 ParaVolley Africa Sitting Volleyball Championships update

The ParaVolley Africa Sitting Volleyball Championships are underway, and competitors already have a few days of competition under their belts!  After three days of good competition, both the Men’s and Women’s teams from Egypt sit atop the standings. For more details please visit the Rwanda ParaVolley website. Thursday Bulletin Friday...

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2016 Intercontinental Confirmed!

President Barry Couzner and International Technical Official Weiping Tu have recently negotiated the host for the 2016 Intercontinental and World ParaVolley has great pleasure in announcing that the event will be held in Tangqi Town, Hangzhou City, China in the period 17th to 23rd March 2016. This will be the...

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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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Schedule confirmed for Toronto2015

The schedule for August’s ParaPanAm Games in Toronto has now been confirmed. It features 7 nations from the Zone competing for a coveted sport at Rio2016 Paralympics. In the Women’s draw, with both Brazil and USA already qualified, it’ll be a straight shoot-out between Canada and new member Cuba, whereas...

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Great turnout for Referee courses

This month two courses, organized by the World ParaVolley Sport Department, took place in Elblag, Poland. The courses were held with the excellent cooperation of IKS ATAK in parallel with the “ELBLAG CUP 2015” – SPRING EDITION. One Course – an International Candidate Referee Course – was delivered by Pierre...

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