BEIJING – FIVB President Ary S. Graca has pledged his commitment to the development of volleyball in Asia (including Oceania).

In a recent online meeting of the Asian Volleyball Confederation board of administration, Graca pointed out that from 2017 to 2019, an amount of $903,250 from the FIVB projects platform had been invested into Asia and Oceania.

“From 2017 to 2019, through the FIVB Projects Platform, FIVB approved a total of 80 projects for Asia (including Oceania) out of 87 applications. This is a huge approval rate of 92 percent,” said the FIVB president.

Graca highlighted several examples, including the men’s senior national volleyball teams coach support projects for India and Pakistan, which helped both teams reach the final eight of the 2019 Asian Men’s Volleyball Championship.