The 2013 FIVB Beach Volleyball World
Championships – to take place in Stare
Jablonki, Poland from July 1 to 7 – was
launched at a press conference in Warsaw.
We are very proud that we were able to
award the organisation of the FIVB Beach
Volleyball World Championships 2013 to
Poland,” said FIVB Board member and Beach
Volleyball Commission President, Vicente
Araujo. “Stare Jablonki is one of the most
popular arenas, so many of the world’s
biggest stars will be in action and the stadium
will be full of enthusiastic supporters.”
to access the Beach Volleyball
World Championships page.
During the month of March, coaches courses were held in
and the
A referee course was held in
and a teachers course in
The Tunisian Volleyball Federation
FTVB) conducted a seminar at the FIVB
Development Centre in Tunis from March
to 16 led by French instructor Mr André
Glaive. The teachers were taught new
ways of developing volleyball activities for
six year olds with the purpose of helping
these youngsters make the transition from
discovery to training. The 102 teachers
hailed from the following five locations
around the country: Tunis South, Kelibia,
Sfax, Jandouba and Tunis North.
Coaches course in India
Teachers course in Tunisia
New beach volleyball
Vanuatu Volleyball Programme
Roberto Rodriguez and Eric Haddock
Puerto Rico) defeated USA’s Todd Rogers and
Ryan Doherty (21-16, 21-18) at the Cayman
Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament. “I am
really elated about winning against one
of the greats of all-time like Todd,” said
Rodriguez, who won with Haddock last year
and a silver medal in 2011 with another
partner. “This is one of the best tournaments
and the ambiance really motivates me.”
Brazil’s Ricardo Santos will partner with
Alvaro Filho for this year’s World Tour
season. Santos, a four-time Olympian, was
without a partner following Pedro Cunha’s
retirement in February.
It was also announced that Julius Brink
and Sebastien Fuchs of Germany will team
up for the 2013 season after Brink’s former
partner, Jonas Reckermann, was forced into
retirement due to injury.
Rodriguez and Haddock win in
Cayman Islands
A Level I Coaches Course – led by course
director, Mr Tatsuya Adachi (Japan) and
instructor, Mr Kurt Radde (Germany) –
was held at the FIVB Development Centre
in Chennai. There were 35 participants
including 12 women) from Croatia, Turkey,
Turkmenistan, UAE and India. The course
included a theoretical component and
practical instruction on basic volleyball playing
skills. The theory and practical examinations
were held on March 22 and 23 and the final
presentation ceremony on the evening of
March 23.
The Vanuatu Volleyball Federation
organised a training programme with beach
volleyball representative and FIVB World
Tour player, Joyce Joshua. The programme
focused on training youth leaders, teachers
and coaches in all aspects of indoor and
beach volleyball, giving them practical skills
in the game as well as in umpiring and
competition management. The programme
was funded by an Australian Government
Pacific Sport Development grant under the
Australian Sports Outreach Program.
FIVB Board member and Beach Volleyball Commission President Vicente Araujo speaking at the Press
beach volleyball
Beach Volleyball World Championships
launched in Warsaw
fivb WorldVolleyNews N
march 2013