FIVB President speaks at AVC Board of Administration meeting
Lausanne, Switzerland, October 12, 2020 – The FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° addressed the AVC Board of Administration via videoconference during its meeting last Friday.
The FIVB President pledged his ongoing commitment to the development of volleyball in Asia, including Oceania, stating:
“From 2017 to 2019, through the FIVB Projects Platform, the FIVB approved a total of 80 projects for Asia out of 87 applications. This is a huge approval rate of 92 per cent. 17 out of 20 projects were approved in 2017, 27 of 28 projects in 2018 and 36 of 39 in 2019. This support amounted to 903,250 USD invested into volleyball in Asia directly through the National Federations.
“Out of 80 projects approved, 39 were for Oceania with a total investment of 432,500 USD into the region via National Federations.”
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In addition, the FIVB President shared examples of successful projects to highlight the strong development of volleyball in Asia. For example, coach support was provided to the men’s senior national volleyball teams of India and Pakistan, resulting in both teams reaching the final eight of the 2019 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship. The development of a high-performance strategic plan in Oceania was also highlighted. Through this plan, the region has seen the prominence of volleyball grow rapidly and also hosted its first-ever FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour 1-star events earlier this year in the Cook Islands and Guam.
The AVC Elective General Assembly will be held virtually on 26 October 2020.