Asian Volleyball Confederation

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Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC)
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Formation 1952
Type Sports organization
Headquarters Bangkok, Thailand
Membership 65 members
Official language English
President Saudi Arabia Saleh Bin Nasser

Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) is the continental governing body for the sport of volleyball in Asia.


The Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) was established on May 6, 1952, and since then AVC has become one of the largest continental volleyball associations in the world, with its member federations increasing to 65 from only 12 at the time of its set-up.

The first concept of the AVC was launched by the initiative of the late Mr. Nishikawa of Japan on April 1952, and on May 6 of the same year, AVC was officially established with 12 countries participating. The major tasks of AVC at the time were the organization of the Asian Volleyball Championships and the Volleyball Tournaments at the Asian Games.

In 1962, AVC was renamed the Asian Volleyball Federation (AVF) with 20 affiliated national federations after the FIVB Congress held in September 1961 decided to establish the continental zone committee.

The first Congress of the Asian sport Committee (ASC) was held in Tokyo with 22 national federations on October 8, 1964 and Mr. Nishikawa was elected Chairman of the ASC. Due to the revisions of the FIVB Constitution, the ASC was renamed as the Asian Volleyball Confederation. In November 1976 an extraordinary General Assembly was held in Tokyo and elected Mr. Maeda of Japan as AVC President (from 1976-1985) and at the 6th AVC General Assembly Mr. Yasutaka Matsudaira, also from Japan, in November 1985 replaced Mr. Maeda to become AVC President. The two AVC Presidents concentrated their efforts to reorganize and consolidate the AVC organizations and its activities step by step. Asian Senior Men's and Women's Championships, Asian Junior Men's and Women's Championships began to be held on a regular basis; the Board of Administration and the 8 Technical Committees meetings are held annually, and the General Assembly is held every other year.

In 2008, the Asian Volleyball Confederation elected Mr. Saleh Bin Nasser of the Saudi Arabia as its new president. He replaced Mr. Wei Jizhong (Chinese: 魏纪中) of China as the leader of AVC. On 19 June 2008, Mr. Wei Jizhong was elected as the third president in the history of the FIVB during the 31st FIVB World Congress in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The handover of the FIVB presidency took place on 24 August 2008 in Beijing, China.


In the spirit of the FIVB 2001 Plan, AVC was the first to create five Zonal Associations at the 10th General Assembly in December 1993 prior to the FIVB Centennial Congress on September 1994.


Current Champions[edit]

Men's Championship Men's Asian Cup Junior Men's Championship Youth Boys Championship Men's Club Championships Asian Games
 Iran  South Korea  Iran  Iran Iran Matin Varamin  Iran
Women's Championship Women's Asian Cup Junior Women's Championship Youth Girls Championship Women's Club Championships Asian Games
 Thailand  China  China  Japan Japan Hisamitsu Springs  South Korea

Affiliated federations[edit]

The following national federations were affiliated to the AVC:

Code Nation Federation
AFG  Afghanistan Afghanistan Volleyball Association
ASM  American Samoa American Samoa Volleyball Association
AUS  Australia Australian Volleyball Federation
BGD  Bangladesh Bangladesh Volleyball Federation
BTN  Bhutan Bhutan Volleyball Federation
BHR  Bahrain Bahrain Volleyball Association
BRN  Brunei Brunei Amateur Volleyball Association
KHM  Cambodia Cambodia Volleyball Federation
CHN  China Chinese Volleyball Association
COK  Cook Islands Cook Islands Volleyball Association
FJI  Fiji Fiji Volleyball Federation
FSM  Federated States of Micronesia Federated States of Micronesia Volleyball Association
GUM  Guam Guam Volleyball Federation
HKG  Hong Kong Volleyball Association of Hong Kong, China
INA  Indonesia The National Volleyball Federation of Indonesia
IND  India Volleyball Federation of India
IRI  Iran Islamic Republic of Iran Volleyball Federation
IRQ  Iraq Iraq Center Volleyball Federation (Sospesa)
JOR  Jordan Jordan Volleyball Federation
JPN  Japan Japan Volleyball Association
KAZ  Kazakhstan Volleyball Federation of Republic of Kazakhstan
KGZ  Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Volleyball Federation
KIR  Kiribati Kiribati Volleyball Federation
KOR  South Korea Korea Volleyball Federation
KSA  Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Volleyball Federation
KUW  Kuwait Kuwait Volleyball Association
LAO  Laos Lao Volleyball Federation
LBN  Lebanon Lebanese Volleyball Federation
MAC  Macau Amateur Volleyball Association of Macao
MYS  Malaysia Malaysia Amateur Volleyball Association
MDV  Maldives Volleyball Association of Maldives
MGL  Mongolia Volleyball Federation of Mongolia
MHL  Marshall Islands Republic of the Marshall Islands Volleyball Federation
MMR  Burma Myanmar Volleyball Federation
NEP    Nepal Nepal Volleyball Association
NIU  Niue Niue Island Volleyball Association
NRU  Nauru Nauru Volleyball Association
NZL  New Zealand Volleyball New Zealand
OMN  Oman Oman Volleyball Association
PAK  Pakistan Pakistan Volleyball Federation
PLW  Palau Palau Amateur Volleyball Association
PHI  Philippines Philippine Volleyball Federation
PSE  Palestine Palestine Volleyball Association
PNG  Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinea Amateur Volleyball Federation
PRK  North Korea The Volleyball Association of the D.P.R. Korea
QAT  Qatar Qatar Volleyball Association
MNP  Northern Mariana Islands Saipan Amateur Volleyball Association
WSM  Samoa Western Samoa Volleyball Association
SGP  Singapore Volleyball Association of Singapore
SLB  Solomon Islands Solomon Islands Volleyball Federation
SRI  Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation
SYR  Syria Syrian Arab Volleyball Federation
PLY  French Polynesia Volleyball Federation of Tahiti
TON  Tonga Tonga National Volleyball Association
THA  Thailand Thailand Volleyball Association
TJK  Tajikistan Volleyball Federation of Tajikistan
TLS  Timor-Leste unknown
TKM  Turkmenistan Turkmenistan Volleyball Federation
TPE  Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Volleyball Association
TUV  Tuvalu Federation De Volleyball De Tuvalu
UAE  United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Volleyball Association
UZB  Uzbekistan Uzbekistan Volleyball Federation
VUT  Vanuatu Vanuatu Amateur Volleyball
VIE  Vietnam Volleyball Federation of Vietnam
YEM  Yemen Yemen Volleyball Association