Weiping Tu OAM has spent over 40 years serving to develop the sport of Sitting Volleyball, each throughout the Asia Oceania zone and across the globe. After finding out Volleyball on the well-known Beijing Sports activities College and training in China for a few years, Weiping migrated to Australia in 1988 and the started teaching Volleyball in Sydney. Within the 90s he started a full-time coaching program on the Australian Institute of Sport which fashioned the Australian Males’s Sitting Volleyball workforce for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Video games. Extra not too long ago he has been specializing in coach schooling and had Technical Official appointments at many worldwide World ParaVolley competitions, together with World Championships the London 2012 Paralympic Video games and the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Video games.
1 – How did you become involved in Sitting Volleyball?
Again in 1987, I attended an Worldwide Disabled Sport and Rehabilitation coaching course. Professor Dr. H. Kosel of the College of Cologne gave me a ebook of Sitting Volleyball from the Netherlands. I immediately felt that this sport was actually attention-grabbing, so I began to teach a rehabilitation hospital workforce in China. Then in 1990 I joined the teaching workforce for the Australian Nationwide Males’s Volleyball workforce and a yr later I ran the nationwide volleyball degree one and degree two teaching programs in Australia. On the finish of the course, I all the time emphasised sitting volleyball as one other kind of volleyball.
In 1997 I used to be appointed as Honorary Head Coach of the inaugural Australian Nationwide Males’s Sitting Volleyball Crew, taking them to:
- 1998 – World Sitting Volleyball Championship in I R Iran.
- Could 2000 – Von Siemens Cup in Hamburg, Germany and friendship video games within the Netherlands.
- 2000 – The Paralympic Video games 2000 in Sydney.
- 2002 – eighth Far East and South Pacific Video games for the Disabled (FESPIC Video games) in Busan, Korea.
- 2006 – ninth Far East and South Pacific Video games for the Disabled (FESPIC Video games) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
By 2006 I used to be elected because the Growth Director for the Asia Oceania Committee for Volleyball Disabled, AOCVD (now referred to as ParaVolley Asia Oceania – PVAO), turning into extra concerned with jobs as an Worldwide Technical Official.
2 – What’s it that motivates you every day to additional develop our sport?
Now I’m closely concerned as a Jury member, Assistant Technical Delegate and Technical Delegate in World Championships, Tremendous 6, Paralympic Video games, Asian Para Video games and PVAO Championships. Not too long ago additionally, within the Seashore Volleyball sequence occasions. The love and pleasure of the game are my essential motivations to problem myself at greater ranges.
I’m very blissful to be concerned in growing the game, which has helped me develop my expertise and information. Each occasion gives optimistic suggestions to inspire me to develop our sport.
3 – What has been your largest achievement in Sitting Volleyball thus far?
I used to be awarded the World’s Most Excellent Coach from World Organisation Volleyball for Disabled on the Sitting Volleyball World Championship in Tehran. IR Iran in 1998. Nonetheless, it’s off the court docket the place I’ve more moderen satisfaction in my achievements. I certified as a World Organisation Volleyball for Disabled Coach Teacher in 2009 and nonetheless work on this space to at the present time. As a Technical Official I certified as Degree 2 in London 2012, Degree 3 in Malaysia 2013 and have become a Degree 3 Tutor 2021.
Then in 2022 I used to be awarded a World ParaVolley Distinguished Service Award for having made a big contribution to the promotion and growth of sitting volleyball within the area of Teaching, Growth and Technical officiating.
4 – How would you clarify Sitting Volleyball to somebody in 12 phrases or much less?
Sitting Volleyball is sitting down, transferring and taking part in volleyball for all.
5 – The place/how do you see Sitting Volleyball in 10 years time?
Sitting Volleyball will develop into the primary Worldwide Paralympic Committee and Asia Paralympic Committee sport in 10 years’ time. Standing Seashore ParaVolley will develop into an IPC occasion in Brisbane on the Paralympic Video games.
Sitting Volleyball will much more develop into a sport for all.
The ‘Movers & Shakers’ initiative is geared toward giving extra recognition to those who are growing Sitting Volleyball across the globe.
It may be anybody working within the sport, whether or not they have excelled at selling it, ran a profitable competitors, began a brand new membership/exercise, organised occasions to extend consciousness, influenced folks for the better good thing about the game or a mix of the above.
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Their story will even provide others an opportunity for others to study from their good practise and use what works of their space for even better profit. That is your likelihood to offer recognition to those that promote and construct the game of sitting volleyball. We stay up for listening to from you.