In December, in the Executive Committee meeting in Rio de Janeiro, I outlined what I believed to be the important factors in volleyball’s progress for the months and years to come.
From an organisational perspective, it is important that we are committed to being well governed and transparent as this is an important factor in maintaining our standing with the outside world. This will also enable us to build better relationships with governments, whose partnership would be invaluable especially on technical projects and investments.
That being said, it is essential that we build the capacities of our national federation managers, who are so crucial to the development and expansion of our sport. Each country’s national federation must work towards attracting, training and motivating the best volleyball managers. For our part the FIVB is committed to offering training courses, seminars and meetings to develop their skills.
It is also important to work from the ground up, to ensure that our athletes of tomorrow are provided with the equipment, schools, gymnasiums, sports facilities and clubs from an early age. In doing so, we help to make volleyball an integral part of the fabric of our community.
Volleyball is a fantastic sport but it needs an investment of energy to increase, expand and exist and I am confident that the volleyball family will put their best foot forward this year.
Dr. Ary S. Graça F°, FIVB President
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- World League highlights three superb five-setters on Day 24
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- Heartbreak for brave Bawden and Clancy at World Championships
- Australia competing to stay among volleyball's best
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- Turkey hosts USA, Belgium, Italy in World Grand Prix
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- Brazil captures both quarterfinals Thursday in amazing Apeldoorn
- Day 23 sees Brazil and France extend their lead after both record straight sets victories
- Lucena and Brunner lead semifinals charges as Amsterdam closes for business
- Peru, Colombia, Cuba and Kazakhstan prepare for Pool P encounters in Trujillo
- U20 Drawing of Lots ceremony held in Puerto Rico
- Antiga: "We are now playing for a ticket to the Finals in Rio"
- Alluring Apeldoorn anxiously awaits awesome aria of Quarterfinals tonight
- Australia take on Serbia and Turkey play USA, live on YouTube
- Juliana and Maria Antonelli win Brazilian battle to advance
- Poland and USA prepare for Pool B climax
- Sanderson ready for emotional homecoming
- Qataris move on to quarter-finals
- World Grand Prix Pool A coaches expect challenging weekend
- Americans, Dutch, Germans & Russian Post Elimination Wins
- FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships Day Six - As It Happened
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- Awesome Apeldoorn angst approaching Thursday’s Round of 16, quarterfinals
- Qataris upset the form book to advance in Amsterdam
- FIVB President congratulates Amsterdam on spectacular event
- World champs live stream opens
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- Paraguay's Michelle/Filippo incredible experience in Apeldoorn
- Juliana and Larissa set up Amsterdam showdown
- World Grand Prix Week 2 preview: All 28 teams play in thrilling matches around the world
- World League Week 8 preview: Group 3 finalists in the spotlight
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- Artacho and Laird out to cause an upset in Amsterdam