2013 was a good year for development
Lausanne, Switzerland, February 24, 2014 – The year 2013 has been a positive one for development with a total of 54 countries and 1,454 participants taking part in Volleyball Cooperation Programmes, according to the 2013 annual development reports which are now available on FIVB.org.
In total, the FIVB delivered 1,139 courses, educating people in all the major areas of volleyball and beach volleyball. The Volleyball Cooperation Programme had an active presence worldwide in 2013, with 332 days of educational and training activities.
The Volley All Festival gathered a total of 66 participating national federations. The figures show that approximately 477,460 people attended the festivals in 2013 and 230 media reports covered the different events. Reports received during the last five years indicate clearly that there is a steady and growing interest in the Volley All Festival concept, with participants in the 2013 programmes numbering 2,325,690.
It was also a successful
year for courses and seminars with a total of 36 coaching courses organised and
supervised by the FIVB Technical & Development Department.
At the last Development Commission, members also had the opportunity to choose the winners of the 2013 Volley All Festival Best Photo Award:
1. Cape Verde “Volleyball can be played anywhere”
Eritrea “Playing Volleyball makes kids happy”
3. Finland “Volleyball at early age”
The three pictures were
chosen as they best exemplified the essence of volleyball development during the year. It is
hoped that all national federations will be motivated to organise a big volleyball
event in 2014 so as to encourage as many children as possible to
take up the sport.