World ParaVolley are set to hold a virtual General Assembly ©World ParaVolley

World ParaVolley will hold its General Assembly online on December 6, the governing body has announced.

World ParaVolley revealed last month that it was considering whether to hold an online General Assembly or postpone the meeting until 2021.

The announcement followed confirmation that the original plan to hold a General Assembly in the Dutch city Arnhem in December would not be possible due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The governing body had said its preference was to hold an online General Assembly, with discussions taking place with other sports organisations that have already held meetings virtually.

World ParaVolley President Barry Couzner has now confirmed the meeting will be held virtually on December 6.

World ParaVolley holds its General Assembly on a biennial basis ©Getty Images
World ParaVolley holds its General Assembly on a biennial basis ©Getty Images

The World ParaVolley Board approved the move, outlining that the virtual meeting would ensure reduced costs and greater participation than attempting to organise a face-to-face General Assembly.

Health risks and issues around the availability of international travel were among concerns with hosting the meeting in person.

World ParaVolley say the meeting will be run by an independent company.

The independent company will ensure the integrity of the outcomes, the governing body said.

Preliminary information for the virtual meeting has been sent to World ParaVolley members.