World ParaVolley Sponsors
Molten is the exclusive world-wide provider of volleyballs and beach volleyballs for World ParaVolley.
QH Sports is an approved homologated equipment provider for World ParaVolley’s disciplines of sitting volleyball and beach paravolley.
Senoh is an approved homologated equipment provider for World ParaVolley’s disciplines of sitting volleyball and beach paravolley.
Gerflor is a homologated flooring provider for World ParaVolley’s discipline of sitting volleyball. The approved floors are Taraflex and Sport Court.
SportEq is a European-based approved homologated equipment provider for World ParaVolley’s disciplines of sitting volleyball and beach paravolley.
World ParaVolley Affiliations
Founded on 22 September 1989 as an international non-profit organisation, the International Paralympic Committee is an athlete-centred organisation composed of an elected Governing Board, a management team and various Standing Committees and Councils. Since 1999 the IPC has been headquartered in Bonn, Germany.
The IPC’s primary responsibilities are to support their 200+ members develop Para sport and advocate social inclusion, ensure the successful delivery and organisation of the Paralympic Games and act as the international federation for 10 Para sports.
World ParaVolley is recognised by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) as the sole International Federation responsible for the governance, planning and management of all forms of volleyball for persons with a physical impairment.
The Association of Paralympic Sports Organisations (APSO) was created in 2017. APSO is a collective association made up of 17 International Federations and sports organisations and our mission is to protect and promote the interests of our sports and our athletes within the Paralympic movement.
The need for an umbrella association comes from the rapid development of Paralympic sport where in some cases it has been integrated within the relevant International Federation and/or sports organisation whilst in others, the sports remain governed entirely by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
World ParaVolley has been an active member of APSO since their creation in 2017.
VolleySLIDE’s mission is to support World ParaVolley with the growth of sitting volleyball, by providing resources for developing programmes that focus on the inclusive and accessible nature of the sport.
Sitting volleyball is one of the most entertaining Paralympic sports and it is getting increasing attention as an exciting, fast game, and for its potential to be a tool for positive social change.
The International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) was borne out of the amalgamation of the International Stoke Mandeville Wheelchair Sports Federation (ISMWSF) and the International Sports Organisation for the Disabled (ISOD) and the evolution and growth of Para sport over more than 60 years.
In 2004 it was decided that the ISMWSF and ISOD should merge to continue to help grow the Paralympic movement – and Para sport more generally. As a result the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) was born.
The Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) is the leading international sports organisation governing and promoting sport and recreation for Cerebral Palsy (CP) and related neurological conditions. It was formed in 1969, initially as part of the International Cerebral Palsy Society (ISCP) until it gained independence in 1978.
CPISRA aims to provide and promote opportunities for recreational sport and activity, to develop grassroots adaptive sport, and facilitate platforms for regional and international competitive and elite sport. CPISRA is a founding organisation of the Paralympics and one of only four International Organisations of Sport for the Disabled (IOSD) recognised by the IPC to represent impairment groups.
World ParaVolley and Beijing Sport University have a Memorandum of Understanding that covers opportunities:
- For BSU staff and students to participate in various capacities at World ParaVolley education courses and major events.
- To collaborate on research areas of mutual interest.
- To exchange technical and research information.
- To provide for friendly visits by World ParaVolley athletes and officials to BSU and by BSU staff and students to World ParaVolley activities and events.
The FIVB is the governing body responsible for all forms of Volleyball on a global level, with the exception of the disciplines governed by World ParaVolley.
Working closely with national federations and private enterprises the FIVB aims to develop Volleyball as a major world media and entertainment sport through world-class planning and organisation of competitions, marketing and development activities. The FIVB is part of the Olympic Movement, contributing to the success of the Olympic Games.