On behalf of the World ParaVolley Board, I regret to advise that the planned 2020 Sitting Volleyball World Cup in China has to be relocated due to the coronavirus outbreak in the interests of our athletes and officials. This move is fully supported by the President of ParaVolley Asia Oceania, Mr Lu Cailiang, the Athletes’ Commission and the rest of the Board.
The Athletes’ Commission has unanimously requested that the event be offered elsewhere in 2020 and World ParaVolley is willing to discuss this opportunity for another host immediately. If you have an interest in hosting the World Cup in 2020 – preferably before the end of April, please contact the General Manager, Phil Allen immediately to receive more information.
Meanwhile, World ParaVolley offers a full refund to any teams that have lodged their Team Entry Fee, including any banking costs upon request – but it is suggested this be put on hold for the moment until we know whether another host is feasible for 2020. If and when another host is known, all Members will be immediately invited to participate in the World Cup.
Barry Couzner OAM