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.

Volleyball Australia operates a coach education & development program so individuals can enter the pathway as a coach, with little or no knowledge of the sport. Progress along this pathway is designed to allow a coach to grow within one of the Volleyball Team Australia national programs. Many Australian coaches have been able to obtain professional contracts coaching overseas clubs or athletes in either Volleyball or Beach Volleyball.

Training programs endorsed by the Australian Sports Commission as part of their National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS) form the basis of the education & development program offered by Volleyball Australia.

A diagrammatical representation of the coach education & development pathway can be accessed below:

Coach Education & Development Pathway

National Coaching Accreditation Scheme (NCAS)

Volleyball Australia offers the following NCAS courses:

  • Level 1 Volleyball/Beach Volleyball Coach Training Program
  • Level 2 Volleyball/Beach Volleyball Coach Training Program

Stages of Volleyball Australia's Coach Education & Development Program

Volleyball Australia recognises the following stages of accreditation for its coaches:

  • Level 1 Coach Candidate - awarded following completion of the theory component of the NCAS Level 1 Training Program
  • Level 1 Coach - awarded following full completion of the NCAS Level 1 Training Program
  • Level 2 Coach Candidate - awarded following completion of the theory component of the NCAS Level 2 Training Program
  • Level 2 Coach - awarded following full completion of the NCAS Level 2 Training Program

To read a fuller explanation of the Coach Education & Development Program currently used by Volleyball Australia, please access the document below:

Overview of Coach Education & Development - Volleyball & Beach Volleyball

Introduction to Coaching Accreditation

Many of Volleyball Australia's affiliated Member States currently offer an 'Introduction to Coaching Course', also known as Level 0, which is viewed as a course for beginners with little or no knowledge of volleyball. For further information about options for attending this course in your State please contact your State Volleyball Organisation. More information click here

For further information about accessing the Coach Education & Development Program please visit the following web pages within this site:

NCAS Coach Training Programs - provides information on scheduled NCAS Volleyball/Beach Volleyball Coach Training Programs and contacts in each State to register interest in attending a training program course




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