World ParaVolley history project starts

The history of volleyball for people with disabilities dates back to the 1950s. However, the first formal international organisation of the sport was formed in 1980 at the Paralympic Games in the Netherlands and was later called the ‘World Organisation of Volleyball for the Disabled’ (WOVD). The WOVD were successful...

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Athletes’ Commission mission drafted following first meeting

The first Athletes’ Commission meeting was held on May 19th 2019 via Skype with the World ParaVolley President, Barry Couzner briefly in attendance to welcome all members.  As we recall, the Board decided to revitalise the structure and management of the Athletes’ Commission, and in consultation with athletes devised the...

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USA and Poland 1 win tiebreakers to reach Pingtan Open final

The United States’ Chris Seilkop/Dave Newkirk/Eric Duda and Poland 1’s Adam Stepien/Artur Wasowicz/Rafal Wojtowicz secured spots in the 2019 Beach ParaVolley World Series Pingtan Open final after stunning victories on Saturday. The American trio rallied from a set down to beat Slovakians Rudolf Makovini/Martin Dubovsky/Juraj Kucej 2-1 (16-21, 21-5, 15-12)...

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Germany and Poland 1 sweep through pool play in Pingtan

Germany’s Torben Schiewe/Heiko Wiesenthal/Elmar Sommer and Poland 1’s Adam Stepien/Artur Wasowicz/Rafal Wojtowicz topped their respective groups with a sweep of all their matches in the pool play round of 2019 Beach ParaVolley World Series Pingtan Open. The Germans completed the sweep in Pool A with two victories on Friday against...

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Bradley Barclay shares comeback story

In 2018, beach volleyball aficionado Bradley Barclay suffered an accident from work that led him to be confined in a wheelchair for months. Fourteen months later, Barclay is back on the sand court and competing in his first big tournament – the 2019 Beach ParaVolley World Series Pingtan Open. Barclay...

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