Referee appointments and International confirmations


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

Tracey Holmes joins Volleyball Australia Board


Leading Australian and International sports broadcaster Tracey Lee Holmes has been appointed to the Volleyball Australia Board of Directors.

Volleyball Australia President, Craig Carracher, said Holmes would bring to Volleyball Australia not just the experience of working with some of the world’s biggest and most revered media networks, but also the experience of working at 10 Olympic Games.

Australians begin international beach season this weekend


A handful of Australians have arrived in Thailand and today begin their assault on the Asian Beach Volleyball tour.

Two men’s teams and two women’s teams are playing in the Khanom-Chang Asian tour event at Thung Song Provence.

The Sport Development Program is responsible for programs and initiatives to foster the growth of volleyball in Australia. In short, Volleyball Australia wants  players, coaches, officials, and administrators to have more opportunities to be involved.


 Presently, the focus for the Sport Development Program is:


  • the growth of nationally branded participation programs within the National Participation Framework - Discover Volleyball;
  • Delivery and growth of Spikezone - Discover Mini-Volleyball, the first participation program of the National Participation Framework - Discover Volleyball; 
  • Development of a national participation program AusSpike catering for High School students, offering both social and competitive participation opportunities.  This program is being developed in conjunction with Volleyball Queensland;
  • Development and delivery  of coach education programs that offer a complete stream--through the coach development pathway--of the National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) training programs, in supports of coaches at all levels of the sport ; 
  • Development and delivery  of a referee education programs to support officials a as part of National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS) training programs for all levels of the sport through the official development pathway; 
  • Implementation of a junior sport policy to establish guidelines for the provision of volleyball to primary and secondary school students and ensure the delivery of quality volleyball opportunities to juniors; and 
  • Development of closer ties with providers of volleyball opportunities for people with disabilities, including Sitting Volleyball Australia, Standing Volleyball Australia and Deaf Volleyball Australia, and in conjunction with these providers increase opportunities available to participate and increase the number of participants.



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