Footvolley Association of India announced the selection for India Team for 4th Asian Beach Games, Phuket, Thailand.
Footvolley Association of India announced the National Championship at Indian’s famous beach, at Calangute, Goa.
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The Footvolley Association of India:

The Footvolley Association of India is governing body of Footvolley in India. The Footvolley Association of India is developing Footvolley sports in India.

India is having coastline about 7500 km and most it consist of beautiful beaches this sportshas more scope and soon it will become a popular sport in India.

Goa is home of Indian Footvolley.

FAI’s aim to develop Footvolley in India&to host National as well as InternationalCompetitions in India. Footvolley Association of India has been formed as per the direction of Asian Footvolley Federation (AFF) with the help of Mr.Praputt Kalang Ek the respected Secretary of Footvolley Association of Thailand.

FAI is having North, South, East & West regional Committee working with 16 Member State Footvolley Association are working for the development Footvolley sport in The Country.

History of Footvolley

Footvolley was created in Brazil, by Octavio de Moraes, in 1965in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana Beach as a means for football players to be able to touch the ball without violating the formal football ban at thetime. Players would bring a football; but opt for the volleyball courts when the police would come ask for their ball. The game of footvolley - first called 'pevoley', literally meaning "footvolley", that was discarded for "futevôlei".
Footvolley started in Rio de Janeiro; however cities like Recife, Salvador, Brasília, Goiânia, Santos and Florianópolishave players who have been playing footvolley since the 1970s.

Teams of footvolley had five a side initially. Due to the skill level of the then footvolley athletes (nearly all were professional football players); the ball would rarely drop. Thus, the players began lowering the number of players on each side, eventually settling on 2 versus 2, which is still in use today.

In recent years, professional football players Havetaken up footvolley in both promotional events and celebrity matches. Some notable Brazilian footballers who have played (or still play) footvolley are: Romário, Edmundo, Ronaldo, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Júnior, and Edinho (1982 & 1986 National Team).

Footvolley in Asia

Asian Footvolley Federation is Governing body of Footvolley sport is Asia.
Mrs.PhornsanKamlang-ek is the President of Asian Footvolley Federation having its head Quarter in Bangkok, Thailand.

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