World ParaVolley Day is celebrated on April 24 to honour the formal creation of World ParaVolley in 1981 at a meeting held among six European representative countries in the German city of Bonn.
As an independent international federation with membership in all four Zones of the world, World ParaVolley has been built by pioneering volunteers who have given their time and expertise to the development of ParaVolley and transforming it into one of the most important and popular Para sports.
This year, World ParaVolley Day will showcase the fourth edition of the World ParaVolley Awards, where individuals are formally recognised for their significant contribution to ParaVolley over the years.
“It is with great pleasure that we recognise the efforts and achievements of individuals from the World ParaVolley community in this, the fourth year of International World ParaVolley Day.
“Without people such as those who have made the 2023 list of recipients, the organisation would be far less developed and advanced.
“The 2023 awardees include five athletes, four International Technical Officials, two administrators and one coach – illustrating the various areas in which contributions have been made over the years. We salute them!”
– World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM