Bangkok, Thailand, December 2, 2021 – 2022 turns out to be a very busy year for AVC and its Affiliated National Federations when 10 top-tier Championships have been confirmed by the continent’s volleyball-governing body to be held next year.

AVC has unveiled its 2022 Volleyball Competition Calendar and has already sent to all Affiliated Federations the official invitation for consideration to participate in the 2022 Championships. AVC also attached to the emails Competition Regulations of those 10 Championships, National Entry Forms, 2022 AVC Volleyball Competition Calendar, 2022 Timeline and AVC Uniform Publicity.

It is necessarily required that each federation submit the National Entry Forms before the deadline on January 15, 2022. However, the late submission (until January 21, 2022) is possible, but could result in a fine of US$500.

In the attached emails, AVC also informed all Federations that the AVC Challenge Cup (both in the men’s and women’s events) will be organised only for lower-ranked teams ineligible for the top-flight AVC Cup.

According to the 2022 AVC Competition Calendar, the season-opening tournament will take place between April 24 and May 1 in Semey, Kazakhstan, where participating teams will test their mettle in the 2022 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship to vie for the lone berth on offer for the FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship 2022.

Iran will next play host to the 2022 Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship in Urmia from May 15 to 22, with the eventual winners making the cut for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Club World Championship 2022.

Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan will be the next two host nations for age-group competitions, with the former organising the 14th Asian Women’s U17 Volleyball Championship in Tashkent between June 6 and 13 and the latter hosting the 21st Asian Women’s U19 Volleyball Championship in Semay, also the host city for the aforementioned 2022 Asian Women’s Club Volleyball Championship, from July 4 to 11.

Both Championships will serve as the qualification tournaments for respective FIVB Volleyball Women’s U18 and U20 World Championships 2023.

The next six Championships will be held in August, starting with the 7th AVC Cup for Men between August 7 and 14 in Taipei, Chinese Taipei. Iran, which will host the Asian Men’s Club Volleyball Championship earlier in May, will organise their second tournament in the 14th Asian Men’s U18 Volleyball Championship in Esfahan during August 15 and 22. The Championship will serve as the qualification tournament for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U19 World Championship 2023.

The Philippines, which were due to host the 21st Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in 2021, but it was cancelled due to an increase of cases amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, will play host to the 7th AVC Cup for Women in Manila from August 21 to 28.

After that, Hong Kong, China will organise the 3rd AVC Women’s Challenge Cup between August 22 and 28, followed by the 21st Asian Men’s U20 Volleyball Championship in Riffa, Bahrain from August 22 to 28, which will serve as the qualification tournament for the FIVB Volleyball Men’s U21 World Championship 2023.

The season-closing tournament will take place in Kyrgyzstan, with the 3rd AVC Men’s Challenge Cup being held in Cholpon-Ata from August 28 to September 4.

In addition, the Senior Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Championships and various Age-Group Championships in AVC Zonal Associations are also expected to take place in 2022, while the continent’s biggest multi-sport events, the 19th Asian Games, have been confirmed to be held in Hangzhou, China from September 10 to 25.

However, the 6th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games (AIMAG), which was due to take place in Bangkok and Chonburi, Thailand between March 10 and 19, 2022, have been pushed back to 2023 (November 17-26, 2023) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Aside from taking part in the AVC Championships, the qualified teams from Asia will also be pitted against the world’s best teams in 2022 including the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in Russia from August 26 to September 11,  the FIVB Volleyball Women’s World Championship in Netherlands and Poland between September 23 and October 15 and the FIVB Volleyball Nations League, which will kick off its first-week campaign from May 30 to June 5 in the women’s event and from June 6 to 12 in the men’s event.

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