Australian Junior Women's Team selected for Thailand Tour


Volleyball Australia is please to announce the Australian Junior Women's Team (1998/99) that will tour Thailand from 23rd April to 8th May.

The tour will see 12 athletes and 4 staff represent Australia at the Thailand Under 21 National Championships.​  Prior to the tournament, these athletes will participate in a training camp at the FIVB Development Centre in Bangkok.

Our Australian team will train, acclimatise and play matches against a number of strong opponents that will include Thailand Junior Provincial teams (Under 21's). This tour is a critical component of our preparation and development for the future, in particular for the Asian Junior Championship campaign in 2016.

Congratulations to the following athletes & staff on their selection;

  • Brooke Freckleton (VIC)
  • Jamie Clayden (ACT)
  • Tara Maland (SA)
  • Bailey Jones (QLD)
  • Kateia Barenaba (NSW)
  • Carrie Van Rensburg (VIC)
  • Holly Mallet (ACT)
  • Mikaela Stevens (NSW)
  • Courtney Durston (QLD)
  • Caitlin Waterfall (VIC)
  • Bridget O’Malley (NSW)
  • Sabine Mills (QLD)


Nam Pham (NSW) – Head Coach
Rachael Georgieff (QLD) – Assistant Coach
Carmaine Ng (VIC) – Physiotherapist/Trainer
Bill McHoul (VIC) – Head of Delegation/Team Manager

Australian's ready to storm the sand in China


The last time the rest of the beach volleyball world saw Australia’s Isaac Kapa and Chris McHugh, they were standing on a podium in Austria proudly clutching bronze medals.

Team Kapa/McHugh had steamrolled their way past some of the biggest names on the world tour to achieve not only their best International results, but also one of the best ever by an Australian men’s team.

Referee appointments and International confirmations


It has been a busy period for our International referees with a number of appointments for International tournaments confirmed.



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.


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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