Development Commission highlights Nucleus Plan as key to success
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, February 14, 2020 – The FIVB Development
Commission praised the success of the Nucleus Plan when it met
at the FIVB Headquarters in Lausanne yesterday.
FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça Fᵒ
led the Commission meeting, which reflected on the projects
already approved, as well as assessing the criteria for future
As part of the Nucleus Plan, the FIVB Project Platform is open
to all National Federations (NFs) wishing to apply for support
in improving the performance of their national teams, and for
support with coaching and volleyball equipment. Once an
application is successful the NF works in partnership with the
FIVB to develop players and teams across the world.
Since 2017, the FIVB has approved a total of 276 projects from
NFs. In 2019 alone, 123 applications were submitted, with 113
accepted, demonstrating the FIVB’s clear commitment to
supporting NFs grow the sport in their country and region.
The FIVB President highlighted the growth of beach volleyball in
Oceania as a prime example of how hosting events can be the
catalyst for sports growth.
“Only last month, the Cook Islands staged a historic 1-star FIVB
Beach Volleyball World Tour event, the first held in Oceania
outside of Australia.
“In line with its high-performance strategic plan, Oceania will
bid for and host more events, including another 1-star World
Tour event in Guam in March. I believe that this will result in
an improvement in the level of beach volleyball national teams
and a chance to create beach volleyball role models throughout
The Commission also discussed volleyball’s role in working with
Olympic Solidarity, the development of Snow Volleyball and the
FIVB’s commitment to sustainability.