Chairman, Nigeria Volleyball Referees Association (NVRA), Surveyor Samuel Timothy revealed that current Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) rules will be strictly adhered to in the 2023 Nigeria Volleyball Leagues Season.
Timothy told www.aclsports.com that the FIVB rules will not be bent for any reason as they will be followed to the latar.
Timothy who is a member of Nigeria Volleyball Federation Refereeing Commission advised clubs participating in the Nigeria Volleyball Premier League, Nigeria Division 1 and 2 Volleyball League to update their knowledge about the current FIVB rules.
He said, “I am imploring all volleyball clubs in Nigeria to get themselves acquainted with the current Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) rules; it was last amended at the 37th FIVB World Congress in 2021. The Nigeria Volleyball Referees Association will definitely implement the FIVB rules and will not bend for any reason.
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“The rules will help the various clubs grow so the National teams will not face difficulties whenever they play in the international championship. Some players become confused when the officiating officials blow fouls against Nigeria at international engagements; this is because they still operate with the previous FIVB rules. The NVRA have Grade 1 and 2 referees scattered across the country and it will not be out of place if the various clubs invite them during their trainings to officiate”.
Timothy said refresher courses will be organised for referees (Beach Volleyball and Volleyball) before the commencement of the various leagues.
He said Nigeria stands a bigger chance of having more referees officiating at Confederation of African Volleyball (CAVB) Championship.
He said, “By God’s grace, the NVRA will be having refresher courses for all the referees (Beach Volleyball and Volleyball); which is the normal way the association starts a fresh year. As referees, we are going to do our best to support the President of Nigeria Volleyball Federation (NVBF), Engineer Musa Nimrod in taking volleyball to greater height.
“I strongly believe that we are going to have new CAVB and International Referees that will officiate in 2023 African championship as well as 2023 African Games”, the member of CAVB Zone 3 Refereeing Commission told www.aclsports.com
Below is the Official Volleyball Rules 2021-2024. This Edition has been commissioned by the 37th FIVB World Congress in 2021
Culled from FIVB website