POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH THE 2015 NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN VOLLEYBALL TEAMS – “THE VOLLEYROOS”

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VolleyroosLOGOExpressions of Interest are sought from qualified people for the following positions in the men’s and women’s national indoor teams in 2015 – the Volleyroos.

Women’s Team

Assistant Coach, Team Manager, Team Physiotherapist

We are seeking Assistant Coaches, Team Manager and Physiotherapist for the 2015 Women’s Volleyroos for the following activities:

  • Volleyroos Camp in Canberra 3-6 April (Easter)
  • Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships in China 20-28 May
  • FIVB Grand Prix in Kazakhstan, Algeria and Australia from 25 June to 12 July

Assistant Coaches must have a Level 2 Accreditation, or be proceeding towards the completion of a Level 2 Accreditation, and experience with senior national or international level volleyball in a coaching or playing capacity. More than one coach may be appointed to the various activities, and applicants should indicate their availability for each of the activities mentioned above.

It is preferred that the Team Manager should be available for all the activities, but applications for only some of the activities will be considered.   Experience in team management and volleyball administration at the senior national or international level is required, and volleyball technical knowledge is desirable.

The Team Physiotherapist should hold Sports Physiotherapy qualifications, and experience in volleyball is desirable.

Men’s Team

Assistant Coach, Team Manager, Team Doctor

We are seeking an Assistant Coach, Team Manager and Team Doctor for the 2015 Men’s Volleyroos for the following activities:

  • Preparation training in Canberra including practice matches from 20 April to 25 May
  • FIVB World League matches v Italy in Adelaide 29-30 May
  • FIVB World League matches v Brazil in Brasilia 5-7 June
  • FIVB World League matches v Italy in Jesolo and Verona 12-14 June
  • FIVB World League matches v Serbia in Novi Sad and Belgrade 18-20 June
  • FIVB World League matches v Brazil in Sydney 27-28 June
  • FIVB World League matches v Serbia in Melbourne 3-5 July
  • Possible FIVB World League finals 15-19 July (venue TBD)
  • Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships in Iran 24 July – 8 August
  • FIVB World Cup in Japan 6-23 September

The Assistant Coach must have a Level 2 Accreditation, or be proceeding towards the completion of a Level 2 Accreditation, and experience with senior national or international level volleyball in a coaching or playing capacity.   This will be a paid position and the Assistant Coach will be expected to be available for all these activities including the preparation camps surrounding the tournaments, starting in Canberra on 20 April.

It is preferred that the Team Manager should be available for all the tournament activities, but applications for only some of the activities will be considered.   Experience in team management and volleyball administration at the senior national or international level is required, and volleyball technical knowledge is desirable.

The Team Doctor should hold Sports Medicine qualifications, and experience in volleyball is desirable. A doctor will not be required for all the activities and applicants should indicate their availability for each of the activities mentioned above.

Those interested in the positions should lodge an Expression of Interest by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 8 March. The EoI should indicate any restrictions on availability and also indicate relevant experience and qualifications. Please attach an up to date CV.

Any questions, please contact John Boultbee, High Performance Director at the email address indicated above or by telephone on 0416 100500.

VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOMES PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAND SPORT FOR HOMOLOGATED UNIFORMS

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grandsport

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.

Volleyball Australia is delighted to announce that Australia’s mens indoor Volleyroos will play host to the World League in 2014 and for the first time in the history of the World League will host the Finals for Group 2. In Pool C of Group 2,  the Volleyroos will be joined by Finland, Belgium and Canada to compete in the intercontinental home and away rounds. The Volleyroos will play 3 home round matches versus Finland at the AIS Arena  on the 7and 8 June, Belgium at the Adelaide Arena on the 27 and 28 June, and Canada at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on the 5 and 6 July. The round games will be followed by the final Final four play off which will include Australia as the host nation to be held at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre on the 11 and 12 July. The winner of this Finals series will advance to join the top two from each pool in Group 1 in addition to the hosts Italy.

The Volleyroos stunned the world when they took the number one ranking spot in Asia in 2012 to qualify for the London Olympic Games and narrowly missed a quarter final play off after a stellar performance by the youngest team at the Olympics which included beating world powerhouse Poland. This effort raised the ranking of the Volleyroos from 22 to number 11 in the world. In 2013, Australia played host at the AIS Arena to the Asian World Championship Qualifying tournament which the Volleyroos won to see them advance to the 2014 World Championships to be held in Poland in 2014.

Volleyball Australia President, Craig Carracher said, “We cannot underestimate the significance of Australia competing in and hosting the World League rounds and Finals for the Volleyroos quest to qualify for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games and for the development and growth of the game in Australia. I would like to  thank the FIVB for their support of Volleyball Australia in once again bringing international matches to our shores and I urge all of Australia to get behind the Volleyroos and cheer them on at their home rounds and in the Final four series”.

Volleyroos Head Coach, the dynamic Jon Uriarte has applauded the efforts of Volleyball Australia to provide the Volleyroos this outstanding opportunity to participate in the World League for the first time since 1999 and to be able to compete against world class competition on home soil. Jon said, “I am thrilled for this opportunity for the team. They are a  young team and continually need to be playing high quality international competitors to give them the best chance of qualifying for Rio 2016 which they will now have!”.

 Volleyball Australia has risen to the challenge of meeting the criteria of podium performances  established by the Australian Institute of Sport under its Winning Edge high performance strategy. Judy Flanagan, Volleyball Australia CEO said, ”With the support of the FIVB,we have set have  an ambitious international hosting agenda to continue to place Australia on the global stage in one of the largest global sports as a force to be reckoned with. There is nothing like playing in front of a large, passionate and vocal home crowd so save the dates in Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney and come on down to  support the Volleyroos in their World League endeavours and their 2016 Rio quest”.

The ticket and corporate box sales program will be announced shortly.

For any queries please contact:

Judy Flanagan

CEO

0407933011

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