Kessel Selected for USA Volleyball’s Highest Honour

World ParaVolley Development Director John Kessel has been selected to receive the 2019 Harold T. Friermood “Frier” Award, USA Volleyball’s top honour bestowed on an individual for lifetime achievements, for his five decades of volleyball development. Kessel, who also serves as USA Volleyball’s director of sport development, has conducted thousands of...

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World ParaVolley Athletes’ Commission nominations sought

Following the breakthrough announcement of its new Athletes’ Commission, World ParaVolley is now accepting nominations for positions on the Commission. All World ParaVolley federations have been asked to send in nominations of female and male candidates who: a) are from a World ParaVolley member nation b) current athletes, OR athletes that have...

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Call for expressions of interest for major World ParaVolley Events

Following an outstanding World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball World Championships Netherlands 2018, World ParaVolley is now calling for submissions of expressions of interest to host the following main World ParaVolley Events: • 2019 Clubs World Cup • 2020 Final Paralympic Qualifier • 2020 Intercontinental • 2022 World Championships Calls for expressions...

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World ParaVolley confirmed as WADA Anti-Doping Code compliant

World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that it is compliant with the WADA anti-doping code after a rigorous and dedicated corrective programme addressed the required critical / high priority / important corrective actions outlined by WADA. The main key action areas included the development of Policies and Procedures for the...

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Sitting Volleyball Rules of the Game Committee structure approved

The growth and development of Sitting Volleyball took a giant leap following the decision by the World ParaVolley Board of Directors to approve in principle the structure and processes for the establishment of the Sitting Volleyball Rules of the Game Committee at its meeting on September 12. The Committee will...

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New World ParaVolley Athletes Commission to have key role in International Volleyball Hall of Fame candidates

The World ParaVolley Athletes Commission will be asked about likely candidates to nominate for the International Volleyball Hall of Fame (IVHF) to the World ParaVolley Board for submission to the IVHF in 2019. Anyone from players, referees, coaches, classifiers, officials and administrators who have been retired for at least five years are eligible for...

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Athletes’ Commission structure and processes approved

The structure and processes for the re-establishment of the Athletes’ Commission and for the athletes’ Board election process was unanimously approved by the World ParaVolley Board of Directors during its meeting held on Monday. Photo: USA’s Katie Holloway (left) has been one of the key protagonists behind the new World...

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