Volleyball is one of the most widely played sports around the world and Volleyball Queensland is committed to providing opportunities for inclusive participation in the sport regardless of age, background, ability or experience. With the 2032 Brisbane Olympics and Paralympics around the corner, reducing barriers to participation in volleyball is a key priority of Volleyball Queensland’s 2025 Strategic Plan, and the expansion of local ParaVolley programs has been identified as a focus over the next decade and beyond.
ParaVolley is used to refer to two specific disciplines:
Sitting volleyball has been estimated to have approximately 15,000 athletes in 80 countries playing worldwide, with the sport featuring in the Paralympics since 1980 for men, and 2004 for women. Standing beach volleyball is growing in popularity with a push to have it included in the 2028 Los Angeles and 2032 Brisbane Paralympics.
Volleyball Australia Sitting Volleyball Development Camp and Tournament
Dates: 10th – 12th November, 2023
Location: Australian Institute of Sport, Canberra
More information and to register: https://volleyball.org.au/blog/eois-open-for-va-sitting-volleyball-development-camp-tournament/
Thanks to funding from the Queensland State Government, Volleyball Queensland has recently acquired two Acromat Free Standing Sitting Volleyball Net Systems. These systems are designed to be used in indoor environments, and come with a net and padding. Please get in touch with Jason (firstname.lastname@example.org) if your organisation/club/school is interested in accessing these systems.
Further Information and Resources
- World ParaVolley: https://www.worldparavolley.org/
- VolleySLIDE (FIVB Sitting Volleyball Education Portal): https://www.worldparavolley.org/volleyslide/
- Volleyball Australia ParaVolley information: https://volleyball.org.au/performance/paravolley/
- Sitting Volleyball at the Paralympic Games:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX7G0TfuUFI