Belgium’s women’s volleyball team began competing consistently at a continental level in the 1960s, making their European Championship debut in 1967 and appearing three more times over the next 20 years. In 2007, a seventh place finish paved the way for greater things. In 2013 the team had a breakthrough claiming a silver medal in the European League and two months later, defeating Serbia to win the European Championship bronze medal.
In recent years, Belgium have begun to establish themselves as an international force once again. They made their FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix debut in 2014 and won Group 2 to progress to the Final Six of Group 1, where they failed to win a match and finished sixth. The team finished tenth overall after being promoted to Group 1 the following year, and ranked eleventh in 2016 with a 1-8 record. Last year, they remained winless in Group 1 and ranked twelfth after pool play.
Belgium have also competed at the World Championship three times. In their latest tournament in 2014, after a 36-year absence, they finished in eleventh place.