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VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME
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© 2012 Technical & Development Department
SAINT KITTS AND NEVIS – VCP Teachers
VOLLEYBALL COOPERATION PROGRAMME, A REAL COMMITMENT
Each National Federation involved is required to get commitment and
acknowledgement from their governmental authorities; and from their National
Olympic Committee in order to create awareness and interest for our disciplines. The
goals are clear: each organizing National Federation has to introduce and promote
Volleyball and Beach Volleyball to the various stakeholders concerned, and develop
their network and relationship at all levels within their country. The aim of this is to
connect the programme with the external stakeholders, and to ensure that there will
be continuity and future interest.
Each year the FIVB allocates both financial and material support for the participating
National Federations and this is without a doubt the highlight of the development
policy to avoid any cost to pay by the participating countries. National Federations
that are ready and willing to utilize this development opportunity benefit strongly from
the Volleyball Cooperation Programme that is already an ongoing success on the
African Continent. This just confirms the importance of the Volleyball Cooperation
Programme in Africa and how it keeps on building the bridge towards the future of
our sport in the less fortunate regions of the world. It is necessary to highlight that
thousands of young people made their first touch with Volleyball and Beach
Volleyball through the initiative of the Volleyball Cooperation Programme.
In the year 1992 the Volleyball
Cooperation Programme was extended
to NORCECA and OCEANIA. The
programme proved to be successful
within these regions as all the 28 eligible
countries
in
NORCECA
have
participated at least once. The same
applies to OCEANIA where the 17
eligible countries have all participated.
Many of them belong to the world’s
smallest islands that have limited means
to participate in external sport projects
as the geographical location of the
region is already a limiting factor.
In 1994 the Volleyball Cooperation
Programme was integrated in the South
American Continent and finally Asian
countries were brought into the
programme in 1999. The participation
rate has been growing steadily on the
Asian Continent and in 2008 the
performance was boosting as 28
countries were visited.
The 2012 statistics for the VCP concluded that
1’085
courses
have been conducted
worldwide
and it is with no surprise that the African countries
have benefitted tremendously as
613
courses
have
been conducted
in Africa
or
56%
of all the courses.