JASINSKI Dariusz (POL) – PVE – WPV, PVE and Rules of the Game Referee Commission Member; International Referee (standing & sitting); Referee Observer and Staff Tutor; Developer of first Referee Rules Casebook; Equipment provider (buzzer system) for London 2012 & Rio 2016, and in the fields of media promotion (Polish) and event administration.



Having been an FIVB Referee since 1994, Dariusz started with WOVD/WPV in Sarajevo (BIH) in 1999 when he was a candidate for the WOVD International Referee Course. He took the course because he wanted to share his FIVB experience for the benefit of both standing and sitting volleyball. It was a very good decision.

Those who influenced his development include Janusz Kolodziejczyk, a WOVD international referee who introduced him to volleyball for people with a physical impairment – first standing and later sitting; Denis Le Breuilly who introduced him to volleyball for disabled at international level and acquainted him with the possibilities of activity in this sport in the future, after which provided him with a different point view of sitting volleyball. Gaby Lotan also gave him valuable advice on how he could improve his refereeing. It proved very important during his journey to the highest level of competition and medal matches.

WOVD/WPV International Referee 1999 – 2014: WOVD Referee Course passed in 1999 in Sarajevo
World ParaVolley Referee Observer 2015 until present. Referee Observer Course passed in 2015 in Elblag/Poland

Event involvement:

2009 – Elblag/POL – European Championships – International Referee
2010 – Oklahoma/USA – World Championships – International Referee
2011 – Cambodia – World Cup Standing – International Referee
2012 – London/GB – Paralympics – International Referee
2013 – Elblag/POL – European Championships – International Referee
2014 – Elblag/POL – World Championships – International Referee
2015 – Warrendorf/GER – European Championships – Referee Observer
2017 – Porec/CRO – European Championships – Referee Observer
2018 – The Netherlands – World Championships – Referee Observer
2019 – Lima/PER – Parapan American Games – Referee Observer
2019 – Budapest/HUN – European Championships – Referee Observer
2021 – Kemer/TUR – European Championships – Referee Observer
2021 – Tokyo/JPN – Paralympic Games – Referee Observer

There were many other competitions in Europe and Poland at which he was appointed as Referee or Referee Observer.

In addition to Referee activities he has worked in the fields of (i) event organisation (2005-2014) – preparing Championship and Cup competitions in Poland and supporting IKS ATAK Elblag during their preparations for ParaVolley Europe Championships (2013) and World ParaVolley World Championships (2014), (ii) media – as a journalist, since 1999 for the magazine “Polish Volleyball”, producing numerous articles about sitting volleyball, as well as articles for some websites.

Developed the first version of the World ParaVolley Rules of the Game Casebook in 2016 and 2019
Prepared first ever in sitting volleyball – PVR Video Challenge System Regulations during ParaVolley Europe European Championships in Kemer (TUR)
Assisted Georgian Sitting Volleyball Federation
World ParaVolley Tutor – Level 1 Referee Course in Kazakhstan 2017
As President of Darpol provided and prepared volleyball equipment /buzzers for the Paralympic Games in London 2012 and Rio de Janeiro 2016

Awards received:

2020 World ParaVolley Recognition Award
Highest Award in Polish Volleyball: “Medal for outstanding merits in volleyball development
Polish Volleyball Gold Badge
Mayor of town Bydgoszcz special medal for outstanding merits for Bydgoszcz City

Official posts held:

World ParaVolley Referee Commission Member
World ParaVolley FIVB Liaison
World ParaVolley Rules of the Game Committee Member
ParaVolley Europe Referee Commission Member
Referee Coordinator in volleyball for disabled in Poland