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FIVB President meets with volleyball confederations

Cancun, Mexico, November 14, 2018 – FIVB President Ary S. Graça F° today met with national federations from each of volleyball’s continental confederations, highlighting the importance of uniting for the ultimate global benefit of the sport.

President Ary Graça first spoke with the European Volleyball Confederation (CEV), which he praised for embracing innovation and reinforced the importance of utilising available technological advancements, not only on the court but off it with regard to fan engagement. The FIVB President also spoke of the growth of volleyball in countries throughout Europe and expanding the number of countries within the FIVB’s Nucleus Project.

The next meeting with the North, Central American and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) was an opportunity to talk about national teams producing iconic role models, inspiring the next generation of players.

Speaking to the South American Volleyball Confederation (CSV), President Ary Graça encouraged national federations to invest in high quality coaching, thereby raising the standard of volleyball throughout the continent.

Finally, the FIVB President spoke with the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) about investing in new projects and events across Africa, and the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) about the increasing number of events in Asia and Oceania, as well as the opportunity for new competitions to reach more fans all over the world.

Following the meetings Preisdent Graça said:
“It is so important that we work together to grow the sport of volleyball. It cannot happen when we are in isolation; only by sharing our ideas, our experience and our resources can we truly make volleyball the world’s number one family sport.”

The FIVB 36th World Congress takes place in Cancun, Mexico, from 15-16 November.

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