Cornacchia World Cup

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More than 30 years of tournaments

A showcase of future volleyball champions

Cornacchia World Cup is the largest and most international U19 volleyball tournament in Europe, attended by an extraordinary amount of National selections and top teams. It takes place in Pordenone (Italy) from 1983 and that makes it one of the oldest volleyball tournaments in the world.

Italian volleyball players with crai jersey doing a block
Happy Japanese volleyball girls with red jersey
Cornacchia's Family

A long tradition of passion for volley

The tournament was created by Tiziano Cornacchia in 1983. His sons Stefano and Matteo contribute to the organization of the events, which have always been managed with the support of the whole family, who grew up in the memory of “grandpa Ferruccio” to whom the tournament is dedicated since 1983.
In 4 decades, the Cornacchia tournament hosted the most important Italian volleyball clubs and hundreds of foreign teams. It is one of the most esteemed events in Europe, thanks to the almost exclusive participation of National selections and top teams from 5 continents.

FERRUCCIO CORNACCHIA

This tournament is dedicated to Ferruccio Cornacchia, a real man of sport.
He founded Real Sant’Antonio sporting club in Porcia, at the end of the sixties.

He’s been involved in the first commitee of Centro Sportivo Italiano in Pordenone, as secretair, since it’s beginning.
After that, he became secretair of the new born Pordenone’s commitee of the Italian Volleyball Federation.

His authentic passion for sport led him to found Polisportiva San Giorgio of Porcia in 1975, starting from the volleyball teams.

Ferruccio passed away the 7th of December 1982, while taking part at a meeting of Centro Sportivo Italiano in Rome.
During his short life, in a period featured by poverty and strong economical differences, he saved hundreds of teenagers from the street, encouraging their passion for sport and life.

Ferruccio Cornacchia

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“I was last in Pordenone in 2005 and the tournament was very good then. Now it has evolved into the most fantastic experience for coaches and athletes, and I have already requested that we again represent Volleyball England next year.”
England National Team
Danny Primus (Head Coach)
“It was a trip of a lifetime. What better way for volleyball teams to spend 10 spring days than taking a trip to Italy? Lots of sights to see. For these young men, it was a special moment to participate in one of the most prestigious international tournaments.”
NorCal Volleyball Association
SportStars™ Magazine
“It has always been a crucial event for us. Perfectly organized, it gets bigger and better every year.”
Italy National Team
Mario Barbiero (Coach)
“In all my career as coach of one club or another, or even coordinator of youth or junior national team, I have participated to many tournaments, but I have never seen a level like this into an under age competition.”
CSM Timisoara
Dan Jitaru (Coach)
“During my 40 years spent in volleyball, I guarantee to have never participate to such a professional tournament in his completeness, for the level of the games (extremely high), organization (perfection doesn’t exists but believe me, you are really close to it) and an hospitality really professional and competent.”
Liu Jo Volley
Giancarlo Quartieri (Youth Sector Manager)
“It was a wonderful experience for the Japanese Team to participate in this tournament. Above all, we had a valuable experience from world class players that we could not experience in Japan. We hope our continuous relationship from now on.”
Japan National Team
Daichi Saegusa (Team Leader)
“My team came back speechless and with desire to return.”
AA de São Mamede
João Paulo Gomes (president)
“I just wanted to thank you on behalf of everyone at Volleyball England for the experience for our U19 teams at the Cornacchia World Cup. All athletes and the coaches told us what a great time they had and we particularly appreciate the help with looking after our injured athlete who is still currently in the hospital.”
England National Team
Vicky Carr (Team Leader)
“I do appreciate all your help with the national team of Iran. You did a great job and any member of my team really liked the organization and the hospitality of Italy. Nice job with you and your team for such a wonderful activity you shown.”
Iran National Tam
International Affairs Director
“I want to thank you for the great organization of your very high level tournament. It was a great experience for our very young team which, I'm sure, will serve them during the final phase of the U17 championship of France in a few weeks. All was perfect, hope we can come back to your tournament in the next years.”
ASPTT Mulhouse
Didier Kieffer (Youth Sector Manager)
“Thank you for the brilliant organization. It was a unique experience.”
Lizards Lubbeek-Leuven
Coach
“It was an amazing event. The technical level of the tournament, the hospitality and the great professionality that we have seen, were absolutely unique in the wide opportunities of youth events that our sport can offer. To had the chance to play with the best volleyball of Europe and all the world, was an unique opportunity for our guys. Also, for all of us the final will be unforgettable, indescribable memories. Thanks from my heart for all.”
Modena Volley
Giulio Salvioli (Youth Sector Manager)

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