African national volleyball federations are set to benefit from an empowerment project launched by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB).

The Zurich-based body established a revolutionary project that is aimed empowering all national federations, from categories one through to five, by improving the level of national teams and athletes worldwide.

The project will utilize the significant financial investment received from the launch of Volleyball World to identify proactive National Federations and empower them with the human and technical resources such as coaches, trainers, managers and physiotherapists- needed to unlock their full potential.

Most national federations from the CAVB member countries suffer from lack of human resource, especially in the technical department. The project, thus, is it expected will be of significant benefit to Africa countries.

“This would be a win-win situation for all of us,” FIVB President Ary Graça said.

“Because the more we can spread volleyball across the world, the more we can increase the number of national teams participating in our main events. And this will increase the relevance of volleyball worldwide, making it more popular than ever before,” added the Brazilian who was elected on the promise to help spread volleyball growth and repsentation, especially in Africa.

Volleyball Empowerment is the latest FIVB project to showcase the organization’s commitment to developing the game by reinvesting the money that comes from its sport.

The seminar was attended by, among others, the newly elected CAVB boss Bouchra Hajij.

Through significant investment, the FIVB will look to professionalize the administration of National Federations, advance the skill level of national teams and create role models for millions of fans.