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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 the Hangzhou Development Centre as the two World ParaVolley centres of excellence. The 2019 Board of Directors meeting will take place at the World ParaVolley Development Centre in Hangzhou, China from 12-14 March, after receiving an invitation from Lu Cailiang, PVAO President to host the event. The Board members will have the opportunity to review the World ParaVolley Development Centre model in Hangzhou with an eye for the introduction of other Development Centres around the world.

“We now have a centre in both Asia and Pan America and I would like to work with Europe and Africa in the future to identify Development Centres in those Zones so that we have at least one Development Centre in each of our four Zones,” World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner told the Board.