World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball 40 years 1980-2020: commemorative booklet
e-ISBN: 978-952-94-4074-0


World ParaVolley Podcasts

2020 International World ParaVolley Day – Listen to World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM himself walk down memory lane as he talks about the colourful history of ParaVolley in this special episode in celebration of the International World ParaVolley Day.

Tokyo 2020: One Year to Go – In this episode, World ParaVolley founding president Pieter Joon looks ahead into the much-anticipated Paralympic sitting volleyball at the Tokyo 2020 Summer Games exactly a year before the first serve.

History in Review – ParaVolley PanAmerica president and former international referee Joe Campbell breaks down the ParaVolley’s evolution in terms of development, innovation and refereeing. He also looks back at the challenges the sport has faced and how the global ParaVolley community is bouncing back in the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

2021 International World ParaVolley Day – Former WPV Development Director John Kessel shares some wonderful stories from the Atlanta 1996 Paralympic Games and looks back into his 25-year-long service to ParaVolley. He also shares some insights in the future of the sport as it marks its 41st year in the Paralympic programme.

World ParaVolley Podcast: Senad Helac – World ParaVolley Chief Historian Dr Kwok Ng interviews Senad Helac immediately after the 2022 World Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this episode, Senad talks about his experiences as a referee, coach and other roles he has in the sport.

Steadward Talks: The Past, Present and Future of Sitting Volleyball

How did sitting volleyball become so popular? Listen to the Steadward Talks, hosted by David Legg, Eli Wolff, and special guest Robert Steadward. Speakers include World ParaVolley Founding President Pieter Joon, Chief Historian Kwok Ng, Head of Classification Jenni Cole, and General Manager Phil Allen.


World ParaVolley Awards

2023 – The 2023 World ParaVolley Day is celebrated by honouring two individuals for their outstanding achievements and 10 individuals for their distinguished service.





2022 – The 2022 World ParaVolley Day is celebrated by bestowing Honorary Life Membership to 12 of the pioneers who set the foundation for the future development and sustainability of World ParaVolley. WPV is also honouring individuals for their outstanding achievements and distinguished service.





2021 – The 2021 World ParaVolley Day is celebrated by honouring the people who have made a great influence in standing volleyball. Read more





2020 – 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, thus the WPV Board of Directors approved it to be celebrated annually on 24 April. The year 2020 marks the four decades of participation of sitting volleyball in the Paralympics and World ParaVolley will celebrate the occasion by recognising individual for their contribution to sitting volleyball. Read more