N° 7/24
april 2013
Official Bulletin of the FIVB
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Press Department
Solomon Islands reaffirms
development commitment
Morris Maitaki, Solomon Islands Volleyball
Federation (SIVF) president, reaffirmed his
organisation’s commitment to the promotion
and development of volleyball across the
country following his re-election at the end of
March 2013. Maitaki stated that more should
be done to ensure that athletes, coaches,
officials, volunteers, staff, sponsors and
other stakeholders receive the best possible
opportunities. He also stressed the importance
of building on the work that has been done in
the areas of governance, management, sport
development and operations in recent years.
A coaching workshop for female coaches
was held at Egypt’s Assuit University in
collaboration with UK Sport, Volleyball
England and UNICEF Egypt. The workshop
delivered by Freeda Bussey, Volleyball
England Coach Educator – taught local
women coaching techniques to help them
deliver volleyball programmes to girls in their
communities. Using Level 1 and 2 coaching
methodology, participants were introduced to
two-a-aside and three-a-aside volleyball. The
programme provided UK Sport and Volleyball
England with a platform to strengthen their
partnerships with Egypt.
Brazil Superliga to use
challenge system
Costa Rica beach volleyball
development centre
British volleyball coaches share
expertise in Egypt
Schuil and Nummerdor to
Following its success at the 2012 FIVB
Club World Championship the Brazilian
Volleyball Federation (CBV) have confirmed
it will use the challenge system for for the
Superliga Finals. Brazil joins Poland and
Italy in its use of the challenge system
where video cameras are set up around the
court to allow team captains to approach
the referee and challenge a point. The
regulations establish that it can be called
upon a team captain’s request no later than
five seconds after the rally has finished.
A new beach volleyball development centre
will be installed in the sport complex centre
venue of the 2013 Central American Games
in March) in Hatillo, Costa Rica following an
agreement signed by the National Volleyball
Federation of Costa Rica and the Cantonal
Sports and Recreation Committee of San
Jose. The facilities will be used to train Costa
Rica’s volleyball teams and to host high-level
national and international beach volleyball
competitions. The centre will also conduct
courses to train and develop the country’s
coaches and referees.
Dutch volleyball legends Richard Schuil
and Reinder Nummerdor (36) have
announced that they will continue playing in
It was thought the duo would retire
after losing out on an Olympic bronze medal
to Latvia’s Martins Plavins/Janis Smedins
in London 2012. However, they reset their
goals after a change of coach. The duo will
work with former beach volleyball player,
Gijs Ronnes, who takes over from Michiel
van der Kuip as coach of The Netherlands
Men’s Beach Volleyball team this season.
This time a year ago…