VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOMES PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAND SPORT FOR HOMOLOGATED UNIFORMS

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Volleyball Australia is excited to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with one of Asia’s most experienced sports equipment companies.

The agreement comes on the eve of one of the biggest years in Australian Indoor Volleyball history.

Grand Sport, a Thai-based company that has been clothing some of Asia’s leading sports teams for more than 50 years, will provide playing strips for both the Australian men’s and women’s indoor teams.

Grand Sport was first established in Thailand in 1961, and has provided products for many national Asian Olympic committees and Football Associations.

The Volleyroos are set for an exciting 2015, with the men having qualified to play in the top division of the World League, and the women hosting the final in their division of the Grand Prix.

The Australian men’s team is ranked in the world top 15, while the women began 2014 year rated 100th in the world, but finished in the top 50.

 

On the picture (from left to right): Mr. Thara Pluckcha- Oom, CEO of Grand Sport Group Co., Ltd.; Mr. Tatchaphol Srichankij, Deputy Marketing Director; Mr. Riad Tayeh, Director, Volleyball Australia; Mr. Shanrit Wongprasert, Secretary General, Asian Volleyball Confederation.

Volleyroos announce new men's coach

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Volleyball Australia is excited to announce it has signed one of Europe’s most successful coaches to lead the men’s national team, the ‘Volleyroos’, in its bid to qualify for Rio 2016.

Italian Roberto Santilli, who was an Italian Federation coach for four years, takes over at the helm of the Volleyroos on the eve of the team’s most challenging season ever.

Volleyroos Women Prepare for International Season

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The Volleyroos Women's Team are holding their first training camp for the year this weekend in Melbourne.

Being held at Dandenong Sports Center (Friday) and Mazenod College (Sat & Sun), the camp will host 25 of the best players currently in Australia, with some of our Overseas athletes unable to attend due to Club/University commitments.

WEDNESDAY 26/2/2014 – EAST ASIA UNIVERSITY, SHIMONOSEKI, JAPAN

AUSTRALIA v EAST ASIA UNIVERSITY

RESULT 1 : 3 (25-23, 25-27, 18-25, 19-25)

Starters and Points Scored:

Dosanjh (2), McMullin (10), Mote (12), Graham (10), Tulley (7), Passier (17), Perry (L). Subs: Brisbane (0), O’Dea (DNP), Mounter (3), McDonald (0), Marsh (0).


Australia ended their two match series with host team East Asian University in Shimonoseki earlier this evening with a 3 set to 1 loss.

The young Aussies played some very good volleyball in the first set,totally dominating their Japanese opponents at the net with their block and controlling the aggressive Japanese serving with some very consistent passing. However, the team struggled to find consistency in attack, missing numerous transition for point opportunities due to a lack of ball control and inaccurate setting. Australia won the set 25-23 after leading 21-15.

The second set again saw Australia creating many opportunities to score points on their own serve through some very good blocking and defence. However setting accuracy was again a key issue for the team and despite recording 5stuff bocks for the set, and leading 18-13, the team could only manage to kill 2 balls from 13 attacks in the last part of the set as they lost all momentum. East Asian University played well to get back into the set and defended 1 set point from Australia before taking the lead and winning the set 25-27.

This proved to be a pivotal turning point in the game as the young Australians completely lost focus and confidence and continued to struggle in attack for the remaining two sets. Despite numerous personnel changes, the team could not find their rhythm and lost the match 3 sets to 1.

The team was given a good lesson this evening in the importance of side out offence and attacking high and long against smaller opponents.

The team attended a post match dinner with the Shimonoseki organising committee and the East Asian University team in good spirits and were very thankful for the opportunity to play and be hosted in such friendship and camaraderie.

Australia travels to Hiroshima tomorrow for a further 2 days of practice and competition at a Japanese University All Stars camp.

TEAM STATISTICS

SERVE             2 Aces, 11 Errors.

RECEPTION     32% Perfect, 56% Positive. 3 Errors.

ATTACK           36% Kill, 21% Error, 15% Kill Efficiency

REC ATTACK   40% Kill, 21% Error, 19% Kill Efficiency

BLOCK             16 Stuff Blocks, 14 Control Blocks.

DEFENCE         22 Controlled Digs.

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