PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, April 15, 2010 –
The first day of the three-day FIVB Board of
Administration meeting in the Dominican Republic
resort town of Punta Cana was completed on
Wednesday with the highlight seeing members
receive key activity reports from each of the
five FIVB Confederations.
Under the new direction of the FIVB,
responsibility has been put on the individual
confederations for Volleyball and Beach
Volleyball development and general operations so
each Confederation took the opportunity to
explain the excellent work done over the past
year including a new ball donation system from
the Japanese Volleyball Association (JVA) where
clubs in Japan send any old equipment such as
balls or nets to the JVA which then distributes
to developing countries.
The opening of the meeting saw the members
observe a minute’s silence for the casualties of
the recent Polish airline tragedy and FIVB
members Mr. Tom Omongole (UGA) and Mr. Baba Sy (SEN).
FIVB President Mr. Jizhong Wei then opened the
meeting by explaining that the FIVB has to work
for the national federations.
“One of the goals of the FIVB is to lead and to
share,” President Wei said. “Starting this year
we’ll put a lot of financial resources for
development and reserve a development fund which
will be available to all national federations
and confederations. If a member has a good idea,
send the project to the FIVB for approval. All
profit belongs to the national federation
members so we have the obligation to serve all
our national federations and all our players. We
have to go to the origin, the players are our
Key decisions on the first day included the
approval of the 2009 Accounts Report, the
external audit report by Ernst & Young and the
budgets for 2010-2013.