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

How did sitting volleyball become so popular? Find out by listening to the next Steadward Talks, hosted by David Legg, Eli Wolff, and special guest Robert Steadward on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 (8:00 a.m. Calgary Time, 4:00 p.m. Central European Summer Time). Speakers include World ParaVolley Founding President Pieter Joon,...

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“Athletes for Good Fund” opportunity for Para athletes

In partnership with the International Paralympic Committee and International Olympic Committee, this week new Paralympic Worldwide Partner Proctor & Gamble (P&G) has launched an initiative designed to support causes that athletes feel strongly about, and it is particularly relevant to the COVID environment that athletes have found themselves in this...

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Kaleo Maclay: The four stages in her Paralympic gold journey

Exactly four years ago, the final whistle sounded at the Riocentro Pavilion 6 in Brazilian capital of Rio de Janeiro, echoing the cheers of an electric crowd and the outpour of emotions as the players flooded the court in celebration. View this post on Instagram LIVING IN MY WILDEST DREAMS!...

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Inacional approved as ParaVolley equipment provider

World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that Inacional has been approved as a provider of ParaVolley equipment for the next 4 years – the first Company in Europe to achieve homologation. Inacional is a Netherlands-based Company that has provided independent advice on sports equipment for more than 30 years and...

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Coach profile: Nicole Ban

“Coaching is the most rewarding career for me, and I hope that more females can find their way to do the same.” Coaching Team Canada Women’s Volleyball Sitting Team, Nicole Ban has become a leader not just nationally, but internationally. After playing volleyball at MacEwan University and professionally for Oslo...

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WPV Podcast: From the shadows to the spotlight

The World ParaVolley history podcast is back with a new episode and more stories to share. With exactly a year before the first serve in Tokyo, World ParaVolley founding president Pieter Joon traces the history of sitting volleyball in the Paralympics over the last few decades. Coincidentally, 2020 marks the...

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Tokyo 2020 sitting volleyball competition schedule confirmed

The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has confirmed the men’s and women’s sitting volleyball competition schedule for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games that will be held at the Makuhari Messe Hall A from August 27 to September 5, 2021. Sitting volleyball is among the most...

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Update – 2020 World ParaVolley General Assembly

World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM has confirmed that the 2020 General Assembly will be fully conducted online on 6 December 2020. The Board recently approved the move in light of COVID-19 and considered that the benefits were clear since a virtual General Assembly will ensure reduced costs and greater...

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Call for volunteers – Judicial Commission

World ParaVolley is calling for volunteers to serve on the Judicial Commission. The Judicial Commission is independent of the Board of World ParaVolley and is established in accord with the Constitution to consider disputes – particularly as a method of ensuring “natural justice”. Members from the Judicial Commission are appointed...

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