Sitting Volleyball Commemorative Booklet is available to download

The World ParaVolley Sitting Volleyball 40 years 1980-2020: commemorative booklet (e-ISBN: 978-952-94-4074-0) is available to download for free on the new history section of the World ParaVolley website. The commemorative booklet was officially launched during the Virtual General Assembly on December 6, 2020. “The Sitting Volleyball Commemorative Booklet has been...

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ParaVolley events set for 2021

World ParaVolley returns to action this year with exciting tournaments to look forward to, including the much-anticipated Paralympic Games. Before the Summer Games, we complete the Tokyo 2020 men’s cast with the Sitting Volleyball Men’s Final Paralympic Qualification Tournament from June 1 to 5 in Duisburg, Germany. Two months later,...

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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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