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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Rwanda to host African Championships

The 2015 ParaVolley Africa Sitting Volleyball Championships for Men and Women have been confirmed for the 19th July until the 29th July to take place in Kigali, Rwanda. It is with huge thanks to the efforts of the ParaVolley Africa board and Mr Celestin Nzeyimana, the President of the Rwanda National Paralympic...

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World Club Cup confirmed!

It is with great pleasure that World ParaVolley announces the 2015 World ParaVolley World Club Cup of Sitting Volleyball (Men), to be held in Mashhad, I.R. Iran from September 18th through 25th, 2015. The event will be hosted by the I.R. Iran Sports Federation for the Disabled. This event is...

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No rule changes until after Rio

RULE UPDATE NO CHANGES TO SITTING VOLLEYBALL RULES Although FIVB have made changes to their rules, after which World ParaVolley normally modify the International Federation rules as relevant to our ParaVolley Disciplines, there will be no changes to the 2013 -2016 Sitting Volleyball Rules applied until after the Rio Paralympics....

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European Championship hosts confirmed

ParaVolley Europe have today announced the hosts for this years’ European Championships for Sitting Volleyball. This important competition offers qualification spots for Rio 2016 and so is sure to be a fiercely competitive tournament with leading nations in Europe looking to confirm their spots for the Paralympic Games ahead of...

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International debut for Italy

Another Olympic Volleyball superpower has begun its journey into the world of ParaVolley last month, with Italy hosting an international Sitting Volleyball tournament against Brazil and Croatia. Held from the 17th to 22nd February in two locations in Italy, the beautiful cities of Perugia and Cagliari – Brazil and Croatia...

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