The brochure is a celebration of the incredible achievements of Volleyball Empowerment beneficiaries

The FIVB is thrilled to announce the release of “Serving Volleyball: Return on Investment”, a brochure that captures the incredible achievements of beneficiaries of the revolutionary Volleyball Empowerment programme.

Volleyball Empowerment, a groundbreaking programme of development support, was launched by FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° during the FIVB World Congress 2021. Its primary aim is to empower and improve the level of national teams and athletes, providing them with the skills to play at the highest level.

As documented in the brochure up until November 2023, a total of 840 projects across 194 National Federations had been approved, totalling an investment of over 23 million CHF. This number has since skyrocketed to 919 projects and over 25 million CHF invested. The latest figures can be found on the FIVB Volleyball Empowerment Projects Dashboard, a transparent, online data visualisation tool that details the far-reaching impact of the funds that the FIVB reinvests back into the sport.

In Serving Volleyball: Return on Investment, members of the global Volleyball Family and wider sports community can explore all the remarkable achievements of the programmes’ beneficiaries, from securing medals on the international stage, to achieving unprecedented victories over some of the world’s top teams, to making their debut appearances at major competitions.

The brochure provides an opportunity to celebrate the successes of the programme and inspire National Federations to continue submitting impactful projects for support. It also shares the feedback of the Volleyball Empowerment programme’s key stakeholders and their impressions on being part of it.

FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° said:

“I am delighted to share with the global Volleyball Family this brochure that showcases the huge number of remarkable achievements we have collectively accomplished. Together with our National Federations, supported by Volleyball Empowerment, the level of volleyball and beach volleyball continues to rise all over the world.

“Let us pause for a moment to reflect on our achievements, celebrate them and inspire those who have not sought support or who are yet to reach the podium. We are here to work together with our National Federations to elevate our sport to even greater heights and help volleyball reach its full potential. We are here to serve volleyball!”

Access the digital edition of the brochure here.


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