Tehran, Iran, January 8, 2022 – The Australian Ambassador to Iran Ms Lyndall Sachs accompanied by Mr Denis Cairney, Deputy Head of Mission of the Australian Embassy in Tehran, met with Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation President Dr Mohammad Reza Davarzani at the Federation Office on Saturday.
Also in attendance were Dr Shahram Azimi, Head of International Relations of the Ministry of Sports and Youth, Dr Vahid Moradi, Senior Advisor to the IRIVF President, IRIVF Secretary General Seyed Milad Taghavi and Sarah Hessaby, IRIVF International Affairs Director.
During the Sachs’ visit, Dr Davarzani shared his experience, presenting a report on the growth and sustainable development of volleyball in Iran and explaining about the facilities of Iranian volleyball in the men and women’s sections and the international activities of Iranian volleyball in recent years.
Ms Sachs along with the IRIVF officials visited the Women’s Volleyball Academy at the Azadi Sports Complex in Tehran and expressed her surprise and satisfaction with the extensive facilities provided by the federation in the field of women’s volleyball. She had a short talk with the players of the Iran Girl’s U17 team and met with Dr Fariba Mohammadian, the IRIVF Vice President at the Women’s Academy.
Before leaving, Lindall Sachs asked Dr Davarzani to provide conditions so that she could watch the Iran’s Premier League matches closely on site, thus showing her interest in the sport of volleyball. Additionally, she hoped Iranian volleyball as a professional group would achieve its ideals in both men’s and women’s categories.
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