Laurent Petrynka – ISF President
I would like to thank you all for joining us for this 26th edition of the ISF World School Volleyball Championship, in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil. This ISF event is at the core of our identity having been a part of the ISF sport programme throughout the entirety of ISF as one of the original ISF events. It’s fantastic to see the continued passion for this sport, 26 editions later, since it was first introduced to ISF 50 years ago, back in 1972.
The Local Organising Committee, the Brazilian School sport Federation (CBDE), under the leadership of President Antonio Hora Filho in addition to the high-level organisational team are fully committed to creating a professional and welcoming environment in which to deliver this volleyball event. I would like to thank CBDE, as a long time ISF member who is dedicated to the development of school sport, for hosting this event, bringing with it a unique experience, displaying values of which are key to ISF events, gathering participants from the ISF family and the school sport community, around the world to celebrate this special occasion, all thanks to their shared love for school sport.
We wish you all the best for the next nine days of the event, and hope that you all enjoy your experience in Brazil and the city of Foz do Iguaçu.