FIVB And Volleyball World Select the Philippines as Host Country for Prestigious Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2025

March 20, 2024.- The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and Volleyball World are delighted to announce the selection of the Philippines as the host country for the highly anticipated FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship in 2025. The event is scheduled to take place from 12 to 28 September and will bring together the world’s top 32 volleyball teams vying for the championship title.

The Philippines emerged as the successful bidder amidst an extremely competitive field of potential hosts. The final decision was made following a rigorous evaluation process where the FIVB and Volleyball World found the Philippine bid to be particularly strong; with its emphasis on ensuring a continued growth of the event and the country’s commitment to the development of volleyball globally.

“This prestigious event will not only inspire a new generation of athletes but will also help to encourage increased participation in sport at all levels in the country and wider region,” stated FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F°. “We are confident that the Philippines, supported by our innovative Volleyball Empowerment programme, will host an extraordinary World Championship that will leave a lasting legacy and help to cultivate an even brighter future for our sport globally.”

“It is with great excitement that we announce the Philippines as the host for the Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2025,” said Finn Taylor, CEO of Volleyball World. “This decision underscores our dedication to expanding volleyball’s global footprint and engaging with fans worldwide. The Philippines, with its proven track record of hosting major volleyball events and passionate fanbase, is well-positioned to deliver an exceptional championship that will showcase the best of the sport.”

Finn Taylor CEO of Volleyball World and Dr. Ary S. Graça F° FIVB President

The Philippine bid was led by the country’s government. The collaboration between key executives, several administrative departments, the country’s Secretary of Tourism, the Philippine National Volleyball Federation (PNVF) and private stakeholders played a pivotal role in securing the bid and demonstrating the country’s readiness to host a world-class sporting event.

Senator of the Philippines Pia Caytano stated “Our successful bid to host the FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship further reinforces our country’s track record in staging world-class events. With the support and commitment of both our government, and the private sector, we can be certain that it will be a fantastic spectacle.

As a former national volleyball athlete myself, I am excited that the highest level of men’s volleyball competition will be staged in our very own country, to a nation that loves the sport with passion. We get to bring this international competition to the Philippines, for the Filipino people to witness it first-hand. It has been my personal advocacy to make sports more accessible, especially to our youth. We also have the honor of welcoming 32 teams as well as a global audience where they can experience world-renowned Filipino hospitality and colorful Filipino culture. I have always believed that sports can transform communities and change lives. It has the power to bring together a country and other nations. This is one of those opportunities. Our country is a volleyball-loving country. And it is with great pleasure that we welcome FIVB and Volleyball World to the Philippines.”

As part of the event, the Philippines’ Secretary of Tourism will integrate the “LOVE THE Philippines” promotional campaign, highlighting the country’s beauty and hospitality to a global audience. This campaign will serve as a key element in promoting the Philippines not only as the host of the Volleyball Men’s World Championship but also as a premier tourist destination.

“The Philippines’ hosting of this global volleyball event bolsters our sports tourism portfolio, driving economic growth, highlighting the country’s diverse array of tourism offerings that promise a truly unforgettable Philippine Experience,” stated Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco. “We are eager to showcase to the international volleyball community the many reasons to Love the Philippines: from our award-winning destinations, our mega biodiversity, our deep well of culture and heritage, the tapestry of traditions and talents across our islands, and the warmth and hospitality of the Filipino people. We reiterate the Department of Tourism’s full support and commitment to ensure the successful hosting of the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Championship in 2025.”

PNVF President Ramon Suzara proudly stated “If there is one thing that we, Filipinos, can do well, it is to equally give every team the best conditions so that they can fully focus on the competition and the championship trophy; to make them feel at home right in our own home. For this, I am ready, our team is ready, the Philippines is ready to boldly face the challenge and to fulfil the dream, as we work collectively to serve volleyball. If you love volleyball then you will surely love the Philippines. See you all in 2025!”

Stay tuned for further updates as we embark on this exciting journey to bring the Volleyball Men’s World Championship 2025 to the Philippines!

About the FIVB The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), together with its National Federations, is the sole, global volleyball regulatory body responsible for all forms of volleyball and its development. With its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland, the FIVB works closely with all stakeholders of the global Volleyball Family to promote and develop the sport worldwide. Established in 1947, the FIVB is committed to supporting the growth of national teams and athletes across the globe through world-leading development programmes like Volleyball Empowerment. The FIVB is part of the Olympic Movement, contributing to the success of the Olympic Games.

About Volleyball World Volleyball World is a new partnership between the FIVB and the CVC Capital Partners aimed at driving growth, innovation, and investment in volleyball around the globe. Its goal is to create an integrated ecosystem connecting all volleyball stakeholders (fans, athletes, corporate partners) together through both digital and live events.  Volleyball World is responsible for the commercial operation of key volleyball and beach volleyball international events, including: the World Championships, Volleyball Nations League, Olympic Qualifiers and Beach Pro Tour.

About the Philippine National Volleyball Federation The PNVF, also known as Volleyball Philippines, is the national governing body for volleyball in the Philippines. With a vision to elevate Philippine volleyball to new heights, the PNVF is focused on ensuring the sustainability of volleyball programmes across all stakeholder groups.