Sitting volleyball takes centrestage in FIVB Women’s Club World Championship

Shaoxing, China, December 1, 2019 – Fans were treated to some sitting volleyball action when the Chinese women’s national team, which took silver at the 2016 Paralympic Games, played in a demonstration match ahead of the 2019 FIVB Volleyball Women’s Club World Championship at the Shaoxing Olympic Sports Centre.

ParaVolley Asia-Oceania (PVAO) president Lu Cailang and Mr. Tu Weiping, along with FIVB Sports Events director Alise Kessler and Control Committee chief Hugh Graham witnessed the sitting volleyball demo.

World ParaVolley and the FIVB signed a memorandum of agreement to help develop athletes and officials, and promote the sport for all philosophy of the Olympic Charter.

“As a former FIVB Board member, I am delighted that the demonstration match was undertaken in Shaoxing on the occasion of the Women’s Club World Championship following the historic MoU signed between the two organisations earlier this year,” World ParaVolley president Barry Couzner said.