Asian Volleyball Confederation

The Asian Volleyball Confederation, commonly known by the acronym AVC, is the governing body for the sports of indoor, beach and grass volleyball in Asia and Oceania. It has 65 member countries, mostly located in the Asia-Pacific region, but excludes the six transcontinental countries with territory in both Europe and Asia – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Cyprus, along Israel – which are instead members of CEV.

Asian Volleyball Confederation
Asian Volleyball Confederation Logo.png
SportVolleyball
CategoryContinental Sports Organization
Membership65 National Association
AbbreviationAVC
Founded1952[1]
Regional affiliationAsia and Oceania
HeadquartersBangkok, Thailand
PresidentRita Subowo
Vice president(s)Cai Yi
Other key staffSecretary-General
Kiattipong Radchatagriengkai
Treasurer
Cai Yi
Official website
asianvolleyball.net
Asia
Official languages
English

The main headquarters is located in Bangkok, Thailand and the current president is Rita Subowo of Indonesia.

Board of AdministrationEdit

List of presidentsEdit

 
Asian Volleyball Confederation
  •   Masaichi Nishikawa (1952–1976)
  •   Nemesio Yabut (1976–1979)
  •   Yutaka Maeda (1979–1985)
  •   Yasutaka Matsudaira (1985–1996)
  •   Yuan Weimin (1997–2001)
  •   Wei Jizhong (2001–2008)
  •   Saleh A Bin Nasser (2008–2020)
  •   Rita Subowo (2020–present)

MembersEdit

code Association National teams Founded FIVB
affiliation
AVC
affiliation
IOC
member
WAZVA (12)
BHR   Bahrain (M, W) Yes
IRQ   Iraq (M, W) Yes
JOR   Jordan (M, W) Yes
KUW   Kuwait (M, W) Yes
LBN   Lebanon (M, W) Yes
OMA   Oman (M, W) Yes
PLE   Palestine (M, W) Yes
QAT   Qatar (M, W) Yes
KSA   Saudi Arabia (M) Yes
SYR   Syria (M, W) Yes
UAE   UAE (M, W) Yes
YEM   Yemen (M, W) Yes
CAZVA (14)
AFG   Afghanistan (M, W) Yes
BAN   Bangladesh (M, W) 1973 Yes
BHU   Bhutan (M, W) Yes
IND   India (M, W) 1951 Yes
IRN   Iran (M, W) 1945 Yes
KAZ   Kazakhstan (M, W) Yes
MDV   Maldives (M, W) 1982 1984 Yes
NEP   Nepal (M, W) Yes
PAK   Pakistan (M, W) 1955 Yes
SRI   Srilanka (M, W) 1951 Yes
TJK   Tajikistan (M, W) Yes
KGZ   Kyrgyzstan (M, W) Yes
TKM   Turkmenistan (M, W) Yes
UZB   Uzbekistan (M, W) Yes
SEAZVA (11)
BRU   Brunei (M, W) Yes
CAM   Cambodia (M, W) Yes
IDN   Indonesia (M, W) 1955 Yes
LAO   Laos (M, W) Yes
MAS   Malaysia (M, W) Yes
MYA   Myanmar (M, W) Yes
PHI   Philippines (M, W) 2015 2021 2021 Yes
SIN   Singapore (M, W) Yes
THA   Thailand (M, W) 1959 Yes
TLS   Timor-Leste (M, W) Yes
VIE   Vietnam (M, W) 1961 1991 1991 Yes
EAZVA (9)
CHN   China (M, W) 1953 Yes
HKG   Hong Kong (M, W) Yes
JPN   Japan (M, W) 1927 1951 1952 Yes
MAC   Macau (M, W) No
MNG   Mongolia (M, W) Yes
PRK   North Korea (M, W) Yes
KOR   South Korea (M, W) 1947 Yes
TPE   Chinese Taipei (M, W) 1954 Yes
OZVA (20)
ASA   American Samoa (M, W) Yes
AUS   Australia (M, W) Yes
COK   Cook Islands (M, W) Yes
FIJ   Fiji (M, W) Yes
GUM   Guam (M, W) Yes
KIR   Kiribati (M, W) Yes
MRI   Marshall Islands (M, W) Yes
MIC   Micronesia (M, W) Yes
NAU   Nauru (M, W) Yes
NZL   Newzealand (M, W) Yes
NIE   Niue (M, W) No
NMI   Northern Mariana Islands (M, W) Yes
PAL   Palau (M, W) Yes
PNG   Papua New Guinea (M, W) Yes
SOL   Solomon Islands (M, W) Yes
TAH   Tahiti (M, W) No
TGA   Tonga (M, W) Yes
TUV   Tuvalu (M, W) Yes
VAN   Vanuatu (M, W) Yes
SAM   Samoa (M, W) Yes

EventsEdit

ChampionshipsEdit

AVC organizes three championships, involving two of three FIVB disciplines (volleyball and beach volleyball).

Age-restricted championshipsEdit

AVC also runs various competitions restricted to a younger age.

Club championshipsEdit

AVC organizes two more championships for volleyball clubs.

CupsEdit

AVC organizes four cups for volleyball national teams in two divisions per gender.

TourEdit

AVC organizes a continental tour for beach volleyball teams.

  • AVC Beach Tour (held in even year; involving two-gender tournaments)

Continental qualification tournamentsEdit

AVC organizes four continental qualification tournaments, involving two of three FIVB disciplines (volleyball and beach volleyball).

  • AVC Men's Tokyo Volleyball Qualification (held in every four years as Olympic Qualification Tournament; tournament's name was exclusive for 2020 Summer Olympics)
  • AVC Women's Tokyo Volleyball Qualification (held in every four years as Olympic Qualification Tournament; tournament's name was exclusive for 2020 Summer Olympics)
  • AVC Continental Qualifications for FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup (held in every year as FIVB Volleyball Challenger Cup Qualification Tournament; involving two-gender tournaments)
  • AVC Beach Volleyball Continental Cup (held in three seasons as Olympic Qualification Tournament; involving two-gender tournaments)

Current title holdersEdit

Championship Cup Challenge Cup U-19/20/21 U-17/18/19 Club
Men's team
  Iran (2019)
Men's team
  Qatar (2018)
Men's team
  Iraq (2018)
Men's U20 team
  Iran (2018)
Boys' U18 team
  Japan (2018)
Shahrdari Varamin
  Iran (2019)
Women's team
  Japan (2019)
Women's team
  China (2018)
Cancelled Women's U19 team
  Japan (2018)
Girls' U17 team
  Japan (2018)
Tianjin Bohai Bank
  China (2019)
C McHugh / D Schumann
  Australia (2020)
Phichakon N / Phanupong T
  Thailand (2019)
D Herlambang / B Akbar
  Indonesia (2018)
Wang F / Xia XY
  China (2020)
Pawarun C / Thatsarida S
  Thailand (2019)
Pawarun C / Thatsarida S
  Thailand (2018)

SponsorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AVC History – Asian Volleyball Confederation". Asian Volleyball Confederation. Retrieved 6 January 2021.
  2. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking – Men – As per 1 February 2020". FIVB and Hypercube. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  3. ^ "FIVB Senior World Ranking – Women – As per 1 February 2020". FIVB and Hypercube. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  4. ^ "AVC Senior Continental Ranking – Men – As per 1 February 2020". Hypercube. Retrieved 1 February 2020.
  5. ^ "AVC Senior Continental Ranking – Women – As per 1 February 2020". Hypercube. Retrieved 1 February 2020.

External linksEdit