World Paravolley Elections

World ParaVolley is pleased to announce that the appointed Scrutineers have verified the recent Board election results from the General Assembly on December 6, 2020. Barry Couzner OAM (AUS) was re-elected unopposed for another four-year term as President, Louise Ashcroft (CAN) was re-elected as Medical Director and Dr Ivana Pavic...

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WPV Podcast: History in Review

The World ParaVolley history podcast is back to unfold more stories of our sport’s colourful past. This time, we are honoured to be joined by ParaVolley PanAmerica president and former international referee Joe Campbell. In this episode Campbell breaks down the paravolley’s evolution in terms of development, innovation and refereeing....

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Classification Intentional Misrepresentation Case – December 1, 2020

The independent World ParaVolley Judicial Commission has suspended a Sitting Volleyball Athlete (the Player) for one year after determining that the Player had committed Intentional Misrepresentation during Classification. The Player is now classified as Sport Class Not Eligible and will be eligible for re-classification in October 2021. After considering evidence...

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World ParaVolley Foundation relaunches fundraising campaign

The World ParaVolley Foundation has relaunched a campaign to raise $10,000 to build a sustainable platform that would provide growth to the sport and provide opportunities to the athletes. The support of many individual donors, corporate sponsors, foundations and program partners would make an impact in the development of the...

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First virtual General Assembly a great success

On 6 December, World ParaVolley held the first ever virtual Biennial General Assembly with members attending online from all four Zones of the world.  The meeting was sponsored by ParaVolley equipment supplier QH, the Jiangsu Qianghuai Sporting Goods Co Ltd. from China, which have recently agreed to support World ParaVolley...

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IPC to provide EUR 1.8 million worth of grants to support members during COVID-19 pandemic

Historic initiative follows UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities’ theme ‘Building Back Better: toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world’ The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is to make EUR 1.8 million worth of grant funding available to its 200-plus member organisations during 2021 as part of efforts...

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World ParaVolley extends partnership with Senoh

World ParaVolley has extended its partnership with Japanese sports equipment company Senoh Corporation for the 2021-2024 period. World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner OAM and Senoh President Tetsuya Ozaki signed the contract remotely this month. Senoh is known worldwide for its production of high-quality standing sitting volleyball and beach paravolley equipment...

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Invitation to WPV members: Cerebral Palsy Awareness Course

CPISRA, the Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association, is inviting you to register for their free Cerebral Palsy and Sport Awareness online course. The course is part of an Agitos Foundation project primarily aimed at disability sport organisations in Africa, and is available in English, French and Arabic. The...

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