Host city applications are welcome for the following World Championships in 2023: Girls’ U19, Boys’ U19, Women’s U21 and Men’s U21

The FIVB has opened the bidding process  for the Volleyball Age Group World Championships 2023 which are due to take place between 1 July and 31 August 2023.

Each event is hosted every two years and has seen a number of Olympic and World Champions take part on their journey to becoming elite athletes. The 2021 events achieved incredible viewership numbers with millions of volleyball fans worldwide tuning in to see the sport’s rising stars in action, including Italy’s Alessandro Michieletto. Before leading Italy to a Men’s U21 World Championship title, Michieletto was making an impact for the men’s senior national team at the EuroVolley 2021 and Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

Following the decision of the FIVB Board of Administration, the age categories for the age-group events have been aligned to the following: Girls’ U19, Boys’ U19, Women’s U21 and Men’s U21 Volleyball World Championships. The FIVB will also continue to be responsible for match production at all age group events following the success of the 2021 editions.

Expressions of interest for the organisation of the competition should be sent to and received by no later than 29 July 2022.

FIVB President Dr Ary Graça, said:

“The Age Group Volleyball World Championships are important for the development of athletes and their sports careers as they provide opportunities to experience international competitions. These events also allows for new and developing nations to host major FIVB events and bring incredible volleyball action to their communities.

“With quality TV production taken care of by the FIVB, we have been pleased with interest from fans in the age-group competitions across the previous editions of the events. We will continue to invest into these events to showcase the best of our sport’s rising stars.”

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