FIVB President addresses CEV Board of Administration

The meeting was held prior to the CEV Champions League Super Finals in Ljubljana

FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° addressed the CEV Board of Administration earlier this weekend in Slovenia and shared the latest developments within the FIVB while encouraging his European colleagues to continue working together for the benefit of the sport and the global Volleyball Family.

The FIVB President discussed the innovative partnership between the FIVB and CVC Capital Partners and the launch of Volleyball World. He stressed his belief that the money that comes from the sport must be reinvested back into the sport, and reiterated his commitment to supporting the European National Federations (NFs) through the revolutionary programme of Volleyball Empowerment.

FIVB and CEV Presidents confirm commitment to growing the sport (Photo Credit: CEV)

The FIVB President also highlighted the support provided to NFs in Europe and around the world, stating:

“Since 2017, we have approved 110 projects for the 56 National Federations in Europe with a total investment of over 3 million CHF. This is in addition to supporting Zonal Associations.

“These 110 projects are part of a total of 521 projects around the world approved since 2017, with a total investment of more than 11 million CHF.”

In his speech, the FIVB President also stressed the importance of investing in national teams to create role models for younger generations to follow and be inspired by. He shared his experience on how having a strong national team can help NFs become self-sustainable by ensuring they are offering a valuable product for sponsors, broadcasters and other partners.

FIVB President joins the European volleyball community at the official dinner ahead of the match day (Photo Credit: CEV)

The CEV Board of Administration meeting was held in the Slovenian capital ahead of the CEV Champions League Super Finals scheduled for Sunday 22 May with two matches deciding Europe’s women’s and men’s volleyball club champions.