2021 Sitting Volleyball World Cup postponed

World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM announced on Friday that the Board had voted to postpone the 2021 Sitting Volleyball World Cup mainly due to COVID concerns that could have impacted the health and safety of the athletes and also because of limited entries. The appointed host, ParaVolley Egypt, has...

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Cairo to close 2021 with Sitting Volleyball World Cup

Egypt’s capital city, Cairo, will conclude an action-packed 2021 after being confirmed as hosts of the Sitting Volleyball World Cup from December 10 to 15 at the Cairo International Stadium. The biggest sitting volleyball event in the World ParaVolley calendar will feature 16 teams each for the men’s and women’s...

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2021 World ParaVolley Awards

The celebration of the International World ParaVolley Day commemorates the official start of the International Federation. On 24 April 1981, World ParaVolley was formally created at a meeting in Bonn, Germany on the occasion of the European Sitting Volleyball Championships. The current World ParaVolley Board of Directors has approved that International...

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World ParaVolley to increase online education opportunities

World ParaVolley is moving forward with plans to increase its e-learning opportunities in 2021 and beyond, thanks in part to grants offered by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). The development of high-quality personnel is critical to the success and delivery of Para sport, and World ParaVolley is in the process...

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World Paravolley Elections

World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that the appointed Scrutineers have verified the recent Board election results from the General Assembly on December 6, 2020. Barry Couzner OAM (AUS) was re-elected unopposed for another four-year term as President, Louise Ashcroft (CAN) was re-elected as Medical Director and Dr Ivana Pavic...

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World ParaVolley extends partnership with Senoh

World ParaVolley has extended its partnership with Japanese sports equipment company Senoh Corporation for the 2021-2024 period. World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM and Senoh President Tetsuya Ozaki signed the contract remotely this month. Senoh is known worldwide for its production of high-quality standing sitting volleyball and beach paravolley equipment...

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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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Update – 2020 World ParaVolley General Assembly

World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM has confirmed that the 2020 General Assembly will be fully conducted online on 6 December 2020. The Board recently approved the move in light of COVID-19 and considered that the benefits were clear since a virtual General Assembly will ensure reduced costs and greater...

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