World Championships News
It is with great pleasure that I inform you all that Australia has been invited to participate in the 1st FIVB Under 23 Menís World Championship to be held later this year. Australia has been invited to compete in this inaugural event, given our Senior Menís team holds the highest world ranking (WR 11) of teams from the Asian region. Iran (WR 14) is the other Asian team that has been invited to represent the Asian Confederation.
Our current world ranking (WR 11) is a result of our
Australian Menís Volleyball Team Head Coach Jon Uriarte capped off a successful 2012 with the Australian Volleyball Federation (AVF) awarding him the 2012 Joe Hiller Coach of the Year at their Annual Awards Dinner on Saturday night.
Coach Uriarte was re-appointed as the Australian Menís Indoor Head Coach in 2011 and tasked with qualifying the team for the 2012 Olympic Games. Jon had immediate success guiding the team to a top 4 finish at the 2011 Asian Volleyball Championships. This resul
It is with a hint of both sadness and anticipation that I announce my resignation as CEO of Volleyball Australia.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my five years with Volleyball Australia but an opportunity, through my husbandsí employment, has come for us to return to the USA after having lived in Australia for the past 22 years. This has not been an easy decision but one that we believe is right for our family.
When I began with the Federation in August of 2007 the Board had already agreed to
VTAM setter Matt Young has recently retired from the Men's National Team. Matt made his debut in 1999 and has played over 250 games for Australia. His higlights include 3 World Championships. 1 Olympic Games and was part of the team that won the Asian Championships in 2007. Matt has written a letter of gratitude to the Australian Volleyball Community, follow the more link to see more.
Volleyball Australia has been in search of a new High Performance Manager since the resignation of Adam Sachs in January and we are pleased to advise that this search is now complete and Matthew Sebbens has been appointed to the position of High Performance Manager.Matt comes to this position with a great deal of experience in High Performance having worked in two different High Performance Operations and Management roles with Swimming Australia over a period of 7 years. Swimming is regard
As most of the volleyball community would be aware, Volleyball Australia has been in search of a new Menís Head Coach following the resignation of Russ Borgeaud in January. This process was delayed as we waited for the High Performance Review to be completed. Now that this has been released and we have conducted a thorough search for a new Menís Head Coach, I am pleased to announce that Volleyball Australia has appointed Jon Uriarte. Many people would be familiar with Jon as he
After lengthy consultation with key stakeholders of Volleyball Australiaís High Performance Program and the wider volleyball community, which in the end included either 1:1 or focus group meetings with 42 individuals plus written submissions from a further 25 individuals or organisations I am pleased to attach herewith the High Performance Review Report titled ďA Sustainable Future for Elite Volleyball in Australia 2011Ē.The report is a comprehensive piece of work pulled together by The Lonsda
In October 2010, Volleyball Australia (VA) committed to undertaking a comprehensive review of our High Performance Program. The LonsdaleGroup (TLG) has been contracted to undertake this review of our HPP with the aim of recommending the most effective systems and structures required to assist the sport to achieve podium finishes at World Championships and Olympic Games.
The review will be managed by a Steering Committee of ďcritical friendsĒ. The Steering Committeeís role is to help ask
Volleyball Australia are pleased to announce that we are hosting a Level 1 FIVB Coaching Course in 2011. Holding the course in Australia has been made possible through a funding contribution from the Australian Olympic Council.The course instructor will be former Australian Men's Assistant Coach Mark Lebedew. This is a great opportunity for coaches to gain some professional development.The 13 day course will be based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from May 28 ĖJune 8.&nbs
As Christmas approaches and we are preparing to spend much needed time with family and friends and be grateful for people in our lives, it is with a deep appreciation for the work he has done that I announce the resignation of Australian Menís National Team Coach Russ Borgeaud.
Russ has been a significant contributor to the volleyball landscape in this country, initially as a player and then as a coach at various levels. His ability to identify talented athletes and progress them through