Merry Christmas

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Welcome to the 2015 Volleyroos Supporters Club.

2014 was historical, but 2015 is going to be even bigger for our Volleyroos...

The men will compete in the Group 1 of the FIVB World League with the world's best, and the women will be playing the FIVB World Grand Prix for the first time on home soil.

These are the two most prestigious volleyball competitions on the planet:

  • Men's FIVB World League (Group 1). Home & Away with 2 games per round.
  • Women's FIVB World Grand Prix (Group 3). Australia is hosting the finals with 3 teams & Australia for a total of four games.

The 2015 VSC membership includes:

  • A seat at all events hosted in Australia! Wherever you go, you'll have a seat in a preferred seating area. That is a total of up to ten international volleyball games.
  • A Volleyroos jersey replica.
The 2015 VSC Membership is priced at $300. 
Get a $100 discount before Christmas using the discount code "Christmas". Expires on the 26th of December.

List of events to be hosted in Australia:


World League Group 1
: Men's Volleyroos versus Team Italia (World #4)

These two games will take place in Adelaide (Adelaide Arena). 29th of May to 1st of June (Game day/time TBC)

World League Group 1: Men's Volleyroos versus Team Brazil (World #1)

These two games will take place in Sydney (State Sport Centre). 27th & 28th of June (Game time TBC)

World League Group 1: Men's Volleyroos versus Team Serbia (World #8)

These two games are tentatively scheduled in Sydney (State Sport Centre). 4th & 5th of July (Game time & location TBC)


World Grand Prix - Group 3 Finals
: Women's Volleyroos vs three pool winners

There will be four games on the 11th & 12th of July (Game time & location to be confirmed.)

2 semi-finals, a bronze and a gold medal game.

Not only will you get great value out of your Supporters Club membership, but you will also support your teams in their 2015 campaigns.

So come on, join in and support your Volleyroos.

Buy your Membership here.

 




Men's Indoor – HEAD COACH OF VOLLEYROOS

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Following a historical season for the Volleyroos including the promotion into Group One of the FIVB World League, Volleyball Australia is searching for a Men’s head coach to take them all the way to Olympic success.

The 2015 season will present both challenges and rewards for an experienced coach. It includes the World League (Group One), involving matches at home and away from May to July against Brazil, Italy and Serbia. The Asian Championships will follow the World League, which is an integral part of the Olympic qualification.
Finally, Australia may take part in the World Cup in Japan, aiming at direct Olympic qualification.

The Volleyroos are ranked within the top 15 nations in the world following their performances at the 2014 FIVB World League, Group 2, and the 2014 World Championships.
The successful candidate will be offered a contract through until the conclusion of the 2016 Olympic campaign.





Women's Indoor - Barnard reappointed Volleyroos coach

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The Board of Volleyball Australia has announced following its latest meeting the re-appointment of Mark Barnard as coach of the senior women's indoor team, the Volleyroos, for what's set to be a blockbuster 2015.

Barnard took over as head coach of the Volleyroos in early 2014, and oversaw the team's first ever appearance in the FIVB Grand Prix.

Although the Volleyroos did not win a match at the Grand Prix, the team lifted its International ranking from 100 to 46th in the World.

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.

WOMEN

BEACH

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