1980   1st  Paralympics

ParaVolley induction  into  Internationale Volleyball Hall of Fame class 2022

Tens of thousands of dedicated volleyball fans from 56 countries cast their vote for the Class of 2022!
see the Hall of Fame page here

May 5, 1956  -   May  5,  2021    65 jaar SittingVolleybal    

Read on this website the miraculous and unique development of a special Dutch sport that has become so explosively popular. A sport that gives everyone the opportunity to develop and strengthen his or her physical capabilities. A sport that gives everyone a chance to exercise despite a disability.  This Sport started in 1956 in Haarlem and has been popular worldwide since 1980 .
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April  24    WORLDDAY   SITTINGVOLLEYBAL  

On April 24, 1981, 10 European countries decided to make the Dutch Sitting Volleyball an International sport. In 2020, sitting volleyball was voted as the most popular sport,  by the world wide Paralympic athletes . The Board of World ParaVolley decided in 2020 that April 24 should be celebrated annually in the form of
  "  World ParaVolley Day ".        Bekijk hier de WPV Awards

May- 5-1956 Amsterdam

May 5, 1956 in Olympic Stadium Amsterdam with 25,000 spectators.
The first public demonstration of Sitting Volleyball. Mr Tammo van der Scheer as referee. An unbroken spectator record in one game.
1956 The Designers of Sitting Volleyball
Anton Albers(28-01-2015) and Tammo van der Scheer, both gentlemen members of the sports committee of the BNMO, designed the Sitting Volleyball game and were also the founders of a new National Sitting Volleyball competition in the year 1956 - 1957. On May 5, 1956, Sitting Volleyball was introduced with a demonstration in Amsterdam. Subsequently practiced nationally as a new sport by many associations.   Read the story

1980 Arnhem

Sitting Volleyball amazes the International Volleyball World

paravolley

Induction into the International Volleyball Hall of Fame, class 2022!!
This is in recognition of  many years of national and international commitment and work for sitting volleyball.  Several Dutchmen preceded in Indoor Volleyball, such as Ron Zwerver, Peter Blangé , Bas van der Goor and Joop Alberda. Peter Murphy of the Nevobo has also been nominated  and Pieter Joon for ParaVolley.
Sitting volleyball in the Hall of Fame look at www.volleyhall.org
Sitting Volleyball has definitely a place among all Volleyball Heroes.
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2021   65   jears  sittingvolleybal

1945  - 1955
After the 2nd World War, many rehabilitation centers played all kind of  ball Sports as rehabilitation
1956 - 1959
2 Sports leaders of the BNMO develop Sitz ball into a new sport Sitting Volleyball. Volleyball but sitting down.
1960 - 1966
Een Nationale Bond de "NIS' wordt opgericht en de eerste lustrum toernooien worden gespeeld.
1967 - 1969
The first National Team plays in Germany. The nationalcompetition grows to 36 participating teams.
1970 - 1975
MGS organizes the first International Sitting Volleyball Tournament for National Teams. Netherlands wins all matches
1976 - 1978
Sitz ball is not recognized Paralympic. No uniform rules and classifications. Possible candidate for the 1980 Games
1979
Haarlem (NED) . First Internationally Recognized and Pre Paralympic Tournament  Sitting Volleyball with 8 National Teams
1980
A meeting of participating Countries decides to play International Sitting Volleyball and to appoint an International Committee.
1981
First official Sitting Volleyball Championship in Bonn. Uniform Rules and Classifications are established
1982 - 1985
During the World Cup 1985 we get Iran as the new champion. An enrichment for sport internationally
1986 - 1987
Joon wants better integration and responsibilities for the National Sports Federations. Socially important role
1988
The final Ned against Iran in Korea was again an advertisement for Sitting Volleyball.  Cooperation with the IOC became visible in Korea
1989
Een bijzonder WK.  In een congress Hall in Las Vegas en Irak als nieuw lid. Tevens het Eerste sport contact tussen USA en Irak na de Oorlog in Midden-Oosten
1990
Een extra WC  in Assen. Tijdens het WC 12,5 duizend bezoekers bij Zitvolleybal.  Assen kleurt oranje
1991-1992
Wonderful Games in Barcelona, with a special meeting with Antonio Samaranch IOC who was very interested in Sitting Volleyball
1993-1995
1st EC Women . The Dutch team becomes Champion in '93, '94, and '95.  WOVD publishes its own Magazine.
1996
Albers, vd Scheer, Hoogeveen and Softley receive the "honorary member" Award of the WOVD during the 40th anniversary of KIS. (The Netherlands).
1997 - 1998
Tijdens het EK Dames van de CEV, kregen de Dames Zitvolleybal een uitnodiging om een demonstratie te spelen voor de finale wedstrijd.
1999
De Tubanten winnen de Euro Cup. clubteams.  WOVD meldt Dames Zitvolleybal aan voor Paralympics.
2000
De Dames worden Wereld Kampioen. De heren 6de in de Paralympics
2001
Het Damesteam is genomineerd voor de sportploeg van het jaar.
2002
De Vrouwen  worden Wereld kampioen. Pieter Joon treedt af als President van de WOVD
2003
In Finland worden de Dames Europees Kampioen en gaan weer naar NOC*NSF gala avond
2004
De Dames grijpen weer goud in Athene en krijgen veel steun van enthousiaste supporters
2005 - 2006
25 Years of WOVD   Several people receive an Award. Here Joseph Banfi.  Integration at Nevobo a fact
2007 - 2008
Volleybal Gala. Petra Westerhof en Pieter Top uitgeroepen tot de beste Zitvolleybal speelster / speler.
2009 - 2010
André Venderbosch neemt afscheid en laat zijn medailles zien
2011 - 2012
De Paralympics ,  bijgewoond door Princes Margriet, zij  was supporter van het Dames Team
2013 - 2014
A shock for Sitting Volleyball International is the death of Jozef Banfi. We will miss a fantastic person and inspirator
2015
Tijdens het EK in Slovenie wordt het Dames team 4de. De vereniging Zaanstad begint met Zitvolleybal
2016
Tilburg wint 1ste NK Jeugd zitvolleybal. Het Dames team mag toch naar Brazilië
2017
Réunie Zitvolleybal en Dutch Tournament Assen. Spaarne Stad gaat internationaal. Holyoke Nationaal kampioen
2018
WK Zitvolleybal in Nederland. De dames Stinissen en Van Marum krijgen de Gouden Bondsspeld.
2019 - 2020
40 Years Paralympics  SittingVolleybal. The Netherlands is the best performing country. Many Awards for Dutch people.

1956 -2021

65 jaar SittingVolleyball Netherlands

2006 - 2021  

15  Years  SittingVolleyball  Nevobo

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