TU Wei Ping (AUS) – PVAO – Director of WPV Development Centre in Hangzhou, China; Lead Liaison Officer with China; PVAO Development Director (2006-present); International Technical Official, event creator and organiser; WPV Coach Commissioner and Staff Tutor.

TU Weiping – AUS (PVAO)


In 1996 Weiping was requested by Glenn Stewart to form an Australian Sitting Volleyball team. He was elected the Development Director of Asia Oceania Volleyball for Disabled Federation – AOCVD (Now PVAO) in 2006, a post he still holds. He really started with WOVD/WPV when he was appointed to the WOVD World Championship Oklahoma, USA in 2010 as a Jury Member.

“As well as Glenn Stewart, who influenced me to become involved in the sport of sitting volleyball, the President of World ParaVolley, Mr Barry Couzner OAM was also a major influence on my development in the sport. He encouraged me to plan and deliver the first World ParaVolley Super 6 Women’s event as the Technical Delegate in Hangzhou, China. This was the first time US $50,000 prize money was allocated. I went on to deliver the second World ParaVolley Super 6 Women’s event in Chengdu (CHN), also as the TD. I was also encouraged and supported by Barry Couzner to create the first World ParaVolley Series Beach Volleyball event at Pingtan, China.”

Event involvement:

1997 Appointed as Honorary Head Coach of the inaugural Australian National Men’s Sitting Volleyball Team and represented Australia as coach until 2009 including in the

1998 Tehran, Iran – World Sitting Volleyball Championship
2000 Hamburg, Germany – Von Siemens Cup and friendship games
2000 The Netherlands – The Friendship Games
2000 Sydney, Australia – Paralympic Games
2002 Busan, Korea – 8th Fespic Games (Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled)
2006 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – (Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled)

Other events

2010 Oklahoma – Sitting Volleyball World Championships – Jury Member
2010 Guangzhou, China – Asian Para Games – Assistant Technical Delegate
2011 Beijing, China – 1st Asian Paralympic Committee Championship – Technical Delegate
2012 London, Great Britain – Paralympic Game – Jury Member
2013 Beijing, China – 2nd Asian Paralympic Committee Championship – Jury Member
2014 Elblag, Poland – World ParaVolley World Championships – Jury Member
2014 Mashhad, Iran – World Championships & Asian Para Games Qualification – Assistant Technical Delegate
2014 Incheon, Korea – Asian Para Games – Jury Member

Accompanied World ParaVolley President, Barry Couzner OAM to China, to:
Assist inspection of the Tang Qi China Goalball Training Centre facilities and discuss the contract for the World ParaVolley Intercontinental
Taizhou City to visit Qianghuai Sports Equipment Company to seek sponsorship and provide homologation recognition letter for the quality of equipment
Travel to Shanghai to meet with Chinese Disabled Sports Federation Director to discuss World Women’s Super 6 Games
Assist as a technical consultant attended the 9th National Games for Persons With Disabilities of the People’s Republic of China which included Sitting Volleyball games.

2016 Anji, Hangzhou, China – World ParaVolley Intercontinental – Technical Delegate


Invited to advise and assist Disability Sports Australia and the Australian Department of Defence during the Sitting Volleyball preparation camp for those representing Australia at the 2016 Invictus Games in Florida USA.
Camps attended were on 3 April in Sydney and 30 April in Brisbane.

2017 – 2018 Appointed as the Coach Mentor of Australian Defence force Invictus Team
2017 Hangzhou China – World ParaVolley Super 6 Women – Technical Delegate
2018 Jeju City, Korea – World Championships Qualifier – Jury Member
2018 Chengdu, China – World ParaVolley Super 6 Women – Technical Delegate.
2018 The Netherlands – World ParaVolley World Championships – Jury member.
2018 Indonesia – Asian Para Games – Jury Member.
2018 Sydney, Australia – Invictus Games – Jury Member


Beijing China – 07/03/2019 to 09/03/2019 assisted World ParaVolley to visit Beijing Sports University producing an MoU in order to form a sound basis for our collaboration between two organisations. 3 areas including: 1. China Volleyball Institute of Sports; 2. Institute of Sports Medicine; and 3. Institute of Media and
Communication and rehabilitation.
2019 Hangzhou, China – As the Director of WPV Development Centre in Hangzhou China I supported the organisation of the March 2019 Board meeting in Hangzhou.
2019 Pingtan, China – Supported planning of 2019 World ParaVolley World Series Beach
2019 Bangkok, Thailand – PVAO Zonal Championships – Jury Member
2019 China – 10th China national Games for Person with disabilities – Invited by APC China as a Sitting Volleyball Sports advisor.
2019 China – Managed and Organised the First FIVB and WPV combined demonstration Game: “Same One Volleyball and Same One Dream” during Women’s Club World Championship.

2020 World ParaVolley World Cup -Technical Delegate – Cancelled because of pandemic
2021 Tokyo, Japan – Tokyo 2020 Paralympics – 20/08/2021 to 06/09/2021 – Jury member


As well as coaching numerous teams at all levels, also conducted Level 1 and 2 coaching courses for Volleyball in NSW, Queensland, Victoria and the Australian Capital Territory.

The following courses were also conducted:

2012 Tehran, Iran – AOCVD Para Volleyball Level 2 Coaches Course
2013 Shanghai, China – AOCVD Para Volleyball Level 2 Coaches Course
2018 Jeju, South Korea – World ParaVolley Level 1 Coaches Course
2019 Huamark, Thailand – World ParaVolley Level 1 Coaches Course
2019 Port Vila, Vanuatu – ParaVolley Introduction Course
2020 PVAO Coaching Group established
2021 Launch of World ParaVolley Level 2 Certificate in Coaching Sitting Volleyball Course

Involvement has included in the fields of Coaching (1997 – present), Administration/Governance (2006 to present), Technical Officiating (2010 to present) and Event Organisation (2010 to present).

Awards received:

1998 Awarded World’s Most Outstanding Coach from World Organisation Volleyball for Disabled (WOVD) at the World Championship Sitting Volleyball, Tehran. IR Iran
2009 Qualified WOVD Coach Instructor
2012 Qualified World ParaVolley Level 2 Technical Official in London
2013 Qualified World ParaVolley Level 3 Technical Official in Malaysia
2021 Qualified World ParaVolley Level 3 Technical Official Course Senior Tutor
Australian National Level 2 Volleyball Coach (highest level)
Australian Level 1 & Level 2 Coaching Course Instructor (highest level)
Australian National AAA Volleyball Referee (highest level)
2000 Awarded the Best Support given to administration of Sports for Disabled from NSW Sports Council for the Disabled
2000 Awarded the Australian Sports Medal from the Award and National Symbols Branch of Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet
2018 Queen Birthday June 2018, I was awarded by Australian Government the
Medal of the Order of Australia OAM.
2019 Awarded by Big Ben Award UK. the Global top 10 Outstanding ethnic Chinese Coaches Prize.
2020 Awarded by World ParaVolley the” Recognition Award” for having made a significant contribution to the promotion and development of sitting volleyball in the field of Coaching, Development and Technical officiating.

Official posts held:

2006 Elected as Development Director for Asia Oceania Committee for Volleyball
Disabled (AOCVD now Asia Oceania ParaVolley – PVAO)
2010 Re-elected as AOCVD (PVAO) Development Director
2014 Re-elected the AOCVD (PVAO) Development Director
2015 Appointed by World ParaVolley as World ParaVolley Marketing Consultant
2017 Appointed the Director of World ParaVolley Development Centre – Hangzhou China
World ParaVolley Technical Official Senior Staff Tutor