Developing the sport as one strong team was at the heart of discussions
FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° held a number of key meetings with delegates from across the global Volleyball Family over the course of the FIVB World Congress in Arnhem, the Netherlands where he emphasised the importance of having a strong development plan in place and working closely with the FIVB and FIVB Technical and Development Department.
Upon the conclusion of day two of the World Congress, FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° met with the Japanese Volleyball Association (JVA) and its new President Shunichi Kawai, a former volleyball player and Olympian.
The two volleyball leaders discussed the importance of national teams in ensuring a good market for the sport, and the ways in which the FIVB and Volleyball World can support the JVA’s ambitions. JVA President Kawai highlighted Japan’s interest in developing both volleyball and beach volleyball, as well as bringing more international events to the country.