Monday, 27 March 2023

International Volleyball



Bangkok, Thailand, February 15, 2023 – The Referees Committee reviewed its roles and responsibilities at previous AVC tournaments and kept Members updated on key refereeing issues and upcoming volleyball events during its annual meeting in a hybrid format on Wednesday.

Shanrit, middle, presides over the opening of the meeting

AVC Referees Committee Chairman Mr Songsak Chareonpong from Thailand, himself Member of the FIVB Rules of the Game and Refereeing Commission, and Secretary Mr Takashi Shimoyama from Japan joined the meeting from the AVC Headquarters in Bangkok.

AVC Referees Committee holds its annual meeting

Other Members attended on Zoom consisting of Mr Ibrahim Mohd Al-Naama from Qatar, Mr Dean Edward Turner from Australia, Mr Santiago Beny Coonghe from India, Mr Chang Chin-Jong from Chinese Taipei, Mr Mohammad Shamiri from Iran, Mr Wang Ning from China, Mr Samuel Montalvo from American Samoa, Dr Khaled Al Zughaibi from Saudi Arabia, Dr Amur Humaid Abdullah Al Tuqi from Oman and Mr Jirachai Kasemsook, former TVA Referee Committee Chairman who has been working closely with AVC as Referee Sub-Committee in many AVC Championships.

Songsak, far left, Shanrit, middle, and Shimoyama, far right

Prior to the Wednesday’s meeting, AVC Honorary Life Vice President and AVC Executive Director Mr Shanrit Wongprasert delivered a welcome address to all participants.

“On behalf of AVC President Mrs Rita Subowo, I would like to welcome everyone to this meeting. I’m confident that from next year, the situation will return to normal and then we can conduct all the meetings onsite. This year, I’m very upbeat that AVC can organise all championships and absolutely, we need your kind cooperation to conduct all championships and we also hope that everything should be on schedule. The Sports Events Council completed its annual meeting yesterday and everything has already been fixed. Only a little bit modification is needed,” Mr Shanrit was quoted as saying.

From left, Songsak, Shanrit and Shimoyama

“This year, many multi-sports Games will be held in Asia including the Asian Games in China and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Thailand. Therefore, all of us have good opportunities to work closely together and we need your contribution. Nowadays, many things have changed very fast, especially all FIVB events. There is no more line judge on duty. However, as far as I’m concerned, in Asia, our technology is not the same as FIVB and as a result, we…

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