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New member in the ParaVolley Europe family – welcome to Georgia!

ParaVolley Europe is delighted to welcome Georgia as a new member of the PVE family. Georgia has successfully organised a series of games between Azerbaijan and Georgia end April 2016 and are aiming to develop the sport by setting up their national team. In order to allow Georgia to compete sooner rather than later, the Sport Department has re-allocated the Sub-Zones …

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International Beach Sitting Volleyball Tournament – 16 & 17 July (SLO)

First International Sitting Beach ParaVolley tournament in Slovenia! The tournaments will take place on 16th and 17th of JULY in KANAL OB SOČI (Slovenia) There will be two tournaments organised: SITTING BEACH PARAVOLLEY (World ParaVolley Rules) OPEN SITTING BEACHVOLLEY (Local Rules)  Application deadline: 1st OF JULY 2016 Minimum of 10 registered teams Choice of different accommodation offers (the accommodation will be paid …

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Sitting Volleyball on the agenda in Greece

The first Congress in Greece for Volleyball with subject “Volleyball: International trends and prospects in Greece”, organised by the “Club of friends of Greek National Volleyball teams” is currently taking place in Athens on May 14 & 15. During the Congress, several subjects related to Volleyball will be discussed such as Development, National Teams, Professional Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Coaching, Psychology, Refereeing, …

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Exhibition Game between GEO and AZE

Great start for the Georgian Sitting volleyball team! The first-ever international matches of the Georgian national sitting volleyball men’s team took place on 28th, 29th and 30th of April 2016 in Tbilisi, Georgia. The friendly match was played against the national team of Azerbaijan. The match and the Georgian Para Volleyball Federation received great publicity as the match was broadcast in the local …

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Elblag Youth Camp cancelled

Unfortunately, the Youth Camp that was planned in Elblag (POL) from 2nd to 5th June has had to be cancelled due to not enough players having registered for the event. Should you have any questions regarding youth development, please contact Suvi – suvi@paravolley.eu.  

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Successful Sitting Volleyball Workshop in Ireland!

On the 20th of April the Volleyball Association of Ireland ran its first ever 3 hour introductory Sitting Volleyball Workshop for teachers and leaders.   The workshop took place in the Irish Wheelchair Association Headquarters in Clontarf and was attended by Volleyball players, volunteers, members of Local Sports Partnerships and PE teachers.   Overall the feedback for the workshop was …

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The Netherlands to host the 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships

World ParaVolley has now confirmed that the Dutch National Volleyball Federation, Nevobo, will organise the 2018 Sitting Volleyball World Championships, for women and men. The announcement was made at the 2016 General Assembly, just prior to the start of the World ParaVolley Intercontinental in the Chinese city of Anji, where the last team for each gender hopes to qualify for …

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First Training Camp for the “Groupe FRANCE”

The first ever sitting volleyball training camp for the “Groupe FRANCE” took place on 4th, 5th and 6th March 2016 in Vandoeuvre les Nancy (FRA) with the objective to start the ground work towards building a potential National Team in the future. The group was hosted by the club VNVB which has its own Sitting Volleyball section which was created …

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Report on Small Sided Games

Introduction ParaVolley Europe (PVE) and VolleySLIDE (VS) are working together with World ParaVolley (WPV) regarding the implementation of a small sided game to be used for low level competitions, aimed at aiding the development of new Sitting Volleyball players. It is planned that this small sided game will be of particular use for junior, youth and young adult players. However, the …

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First board meeting PVE in 2016

ParaVolley Europe had their first Board meeting of 2016 in Elblag, Poland where they were hosted by the club Atak. This was the first time the board met face to face since the General Assembly which took place in October 2015 in Warendorf (GER) during the Men European Championship. As a result, the meeting was a strategic one since the …

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