FIVB and the National Federation leaders talk about the opportunities of developing the sport in the region
An FIVB delegation led by the FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° met with the Presidents and senior representatives of the Asia Western Zone National Federations in Dubai today to discuss the potential and opportunities for growth of the sport in the region. It also provided a chance to have individual discussions with the National Federations and to listen to their goals and their vision for the future.
The meeting started with the FIVB President’s introductory remarks in which he shared the FIVB’s vision for the future as well as the International Federation’s recent partnership with CVC Capital Partners and the creation of Volleyball World. He also talked about the FIVB’s commitment to supporting the National Federations all around the world, including those in Asia Western Zone via Volleyball Empowerment
FIVB President Dr Ary S Graça F° said:
“Volleyball Empowerment is a revolutionary development programme in the world of sport where we support national teams, athletes and National Federations to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. In the Western Asia Zone, the FIVB has approved a total of 14 projects from 2017 to 2020, out of 14 applications totalling more than 225,000 USD. This is a 100% approval rating.”
The FIVB has also presented opportunities for the National Federations of the Asia Western Zone to host events, including the newly created Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour, and to receive additional support via Volleyball Empowerment and Olympic Solidarity. This additional support will increase the level of the men’s and women’s national teams in volleyball and beach volleyball and increase the overall popularity of the sport in the region.
The meeting was followed by individual meetings with the National Federations to discuss their specific challenges and look into solutions and opportunities to grow the sport in their countries.
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