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CORNACCHIA WORLD CUP

Cornacchia World Cup is the largest and most prestigious 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.

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.

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”.

In over 35 years the Cornacchia tournament has hosted the most important Italian volleyball clubs and hundreds of foreign groups. It is constantly reconfirmed as one of the most respected and esteemed events in Europe, thanks to the almost exclusive participation of National teams and top clubs from 5 continents.

Pordenone is a medieval town located a few km from Venice, and it is here that many teams from all the world are hosted every year, even from Argentina, China, United States, Chile and Australia. In Pordenone they can all enjoy the beauty and the cuisine of Friuli and Italy.

  • Dear Cornacchia World Cup, Thanks to the organization and all the collaboration for letting us live such a wonderful experience. It was an amazing event, that unfortunately I had personally the chance to live for just a couple of days, but all the staff and our guys were simply excited. 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
    Modena Volley Giulio Salvioli - Youth Sector Manager
  • "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 Team
    Iran National Team International Affairs Director
  • "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 (Romania)
    CSM Timisoara (Romania) Dan Jitaru (Coach)
  • "My team came back speechless and with desire to return."

    AASM (Portugal)
    AASM (Portugal) João Paulo Gomes (president)
  • "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
    Japan National Team Daichi Saegusa (team leader)
  • “It has always been a crucial event for us. Perfectly organized, it gets bigger and better every year.”

    Italy U19
    Italy U19 Mario Barbiero - 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 (USA)
    NorCal Volleyball Association (USA) SportStars™ Magazine
  • To Cornacchia World Cup, I want to extend OUR gratitude for what you let us feel. During my years spent in volleyball, both male and female (40) I guarantee to have never participate to such a professional tournament in his completeness, for the level of the game (extremely high), organization (perfection doesn’t exists but believe me, you are really close to it) and an hospitality really professional and competent (about this I ask you to say again THANKS from Liu Jo club to the hotel manager). COMPLIMENTS again for all and especially to gave us this opportunity also if the groups were already scheduled, SURELY until I’ll be manager of this team, LIU JO will always attend your tournament and I’ll try to bring the full team as this TOURNAMENT deserves.

    Liu Jo Volley
    Liu Jo Volley Giancarlo Quartieri - Youth Sector Manager
  • "We were so impressed with the organization that we decided to start bringing other volleyball teams"

    Bring It Promotions
    Bring It Promotions USA
  • "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
    England National Team Vicky Carr (Team Lead)
  • "We sincerely hope that we may continue to collaborate."

    Kazakhstan National Team
    Kazakhstan National Team Volleyball Federation
  • "Thank you for the brilliant organization. It was a unique experience."

    Volleyteam Lizards Lubbeek-Leuven
    Volleyteam Lizards Lubbeek-Leuven Belgium
  • "A perfect organization and hospitality, from the venue to the exhibition center  to the hotel, everybody always smiling despite an impressive amount of work."

    VTB Progresso (Italy)
    VTB Progresso (Italy) Beatrice
  • "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
    England National Team Danny Primus (Head Coach)
  • "In the name of my Club 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 (France)
    ASPTT Mulhouse (France) Didier Kieffer (Youth Sector Manager)

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