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Fédération Internationale de Volleyball praises top Indonesian women’s league for diversity and inclusion efforts

March 23 2023

The Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) has praised the Indonesian Women’s Proliga for its diversity and inclusion, following the conclusion of the 2023 volleyball season.

Fédération Internationale de Volleyball praises top Indonesian women’s league for diversity and inclusion efforts

Indonesia’s top professional volleyball league recently wrapped up its season, with many league sides nurturing a roster of local and international players from various religious and cultural backgrounds. 

Players are also allowed to wear what makes them feel the most comfortable, whether it is for religious, cultural or personal reasons. The FIVB has celebrated this move as the teams have embraced the uniform regulations applied by the federation at international events, which ensure both volleyball and beach volleyball are culturally and religiously inclusive. 

“Unity in Diversity. That is the official motto of Indonesia, and the true meaning and power of these words was on full display during the women’s Proliga finals,” said FIVB President Ary Graça. “Not only were the teams showcasing seamless teamwork, but the passionate fans were also right behind them to cheer them on.

“The atmosphere was incredible, and it truly felt that everyone in the stadium, alongside millions of fans across Indonesia, were one united team. The excitement and strong emotion from the younger fans were palpable, and I have no doubt the passion and sporting excellence of the players will continue to empower girls of all cultures and backgrounds to dream big!”

"Diversity and inclusion are also at the heart of volleyball’s identity, and we recognise that we are uniquely positioned to help shape a more inclusive world through our sport." FIVB President Ary Graça

He added: “Diversity and inclusion are also at the heart of volleyball’s identity, and we recognise that we are uniquely positioned to help shape a more inclusive world through our sport. So we are always filled with pride when we also see this responsibility embraced by national leagues around the world.”

Bandung BJB Tandamata was crowned back-to-back champions of the Indonesian Women’s Proliga.

Image: FIVB

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