Bangkok, Thailand, March 5, 2024 – AVC on Sunday circulated the letter among its affiliated Federations, updating them on the reschedule of the 2024 Asian Men’s and Women’s Club Volleyball Championships. 

In the letter, AVC, the Asia’s volleyball-governing body, has informed all affiliated Federations that the 2024 Asian Men’s and Women’s Club Volleyball Championships have been rescheduled from April to September (after the Olympic Games), considering that the league’s season calendar will officially start on August 30. 

The two championships still serve as the qualification tournaments for the 2024 FIVB Club World Championships in December, with the women’s competition taking place in China and the men’s event in India.

AVC has already inked a contract with VolleyballWorld (VW), a partnership between the FIVB and the CVC Capital Partners aimed at driving growth, innovation, and investment in volleyball around the globe, and thus, AVC and VolleyballWorld are currently in the process of finalizing the host nations of the four Asian senior events due to be held in 2024 consisting of the two Asian Club Championships and AVC Challenge Cup for Men and Women. The host nations of the afore-mentioned four tournaments will be decided later by VolleyballWorld.

Previously, only the Asian Club winners received the AVC’s green light to test their mettle in the Club World Championships. However, starting from 2024, the qualification for the Club World Championships will be as follows: Two places per continent for Europe, Asia and South America, one place for Africa and finally, a club from the host nation will be granted a place. The change aims to ensure the fair representation from different continents and provides an opportunity for the host country to participate in the tournament.

As a result, top two teams apiece from the 2024 Asian Men’s Club Championship and the 2024 Asian Women’s Club Championship stand a chance to prove their talents in the Club World Championships, making it three Asians in total (another one as hosts) in both Men’s Club and Women’s Club World Championships.

Suntory Sunbirds celebrate their victory

Regarding the previous edition of the Asian Men’s Club Championship in 2023 in Manama, Bahrain, Suntory Sunbirds became the first Japanese team in history to win the Asian Club title after powering past Indonesia’s Jakarta Bhayangkara Presisi 3-1 in the final showdown. Police SC of Qatar stunned Iran’s Shahdab Yazd 3-1 in the third-place playoff, resulting in the first time in the championship history that an Iranian team did not finish top three in the Asian Men’s Club Championship since the inaugural event in 1999 in Hefei, China.

Suntory Sunbirds attempt to block a spike from Jakarta Bhayangkara Presisi

Suntory Sunbirds went on to claim bronze medal, the Japan’s unprecedented medal, at the Club World Championship after hard-fought 3-2 victory against Halkbank Spor Kulubu from Turkey in the third-place playoff.

Sport Center 1 claim historic win in front of home supporters

In the women’s event, Sport Center also made history on their home soil to capture the Vietnam’s first-ever Asian Club title after a terrific 3-2 comeback win against Diamond Food Fine Chef from Thailand in the exciting showdown in Vinh Phuc. Liaoning Donghua of China finished third following 3-1 win against Chinese Taipei’s King Whale Taipei in the third-place playoff.

Sport Center 1’s Tran Thi Thanh Thuy attacks Diamond Food Fine Chef

Sport Center 1 made their presence felt at the 2023 Club World Championship in Hangzhou, China. However, the Vietnamese team could not make it to the semifinals, succumbing to two straight-set losses in Pool B to finish on the bottom six of the top-tier competition.


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