The 2023 FISU World University Games will be held in Chengdu, China, from the 28th of July to the 8th of August 2023, under the auspices of the International University Sports Federation (FISU). Volleyball Australia is seeking expressions of interest for a Men and Women's team to represent Australia in Indoor Volleyball.
Only the athletes who satisfy the following conditions may take part in a FISU sporting event:
a. be a national/citizen of the country/region they represent;
b. be at least 18 and no older than 27 years of age on 31 December of the year of the event (i.e., born between 1 January 1996 and 31 December 2005)*;
*age limit extended to 27 years in order to allow those who met the conditions in 2021 to take part in the FISU Games also in 2023
Academic eligibility requirements:
a. students who are currently officially registered as proceeding towards a degree or diploma at the university or similar institute, the status of which is recognised by the appropriate national/regional academic authority of their country/region;
b. former students of the institutions mentioned in a) who have obtained their academic degree or diploma in the three calendar years* preceding the event (i.e., 2020, 2021 and 2022).
* limit extended to three calendar years in order to allow those who met the conditions in 2021 to take part in the FISU Games also in 2023
If you are eligible and wish to submit an expression of interest, please complete this form by 5pm on Monday 23rd May 2022.
Note that selected players will be required to contribute to the cost of attending this competition which will be at least approximately $5,000 per athlete.
Athletes are encouraged to check the Smart Traveller website for recommendations on travelling to China before applying: https://www.smartraveller.gov.au/destinations/asia/china
If you have any further questions, please contact Vasanta Iyer, Volleyball Australia's High-Performance Operations Manager at Vasanta.firstname.lastname@example.org.