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.

The Australian Sports Commission's National Officiating Scholarship Program aims to assist in the development of potential future high performance officials. The program is built on the desire to provide a career pathway for the officials upon completion of the scholarship. The structure for this intense learning program is flexible to meet the individual needs of the sport, duration varies from 4 to 52 weeks. Officials will be required to participate in hands-on officiating and undertake professional development courses and update/upgrade their level in the National Officiating Accreditation Scheme (NOAS).

Looking To The Future: 2009 & beyond

VA intends to apply for one or more scholarships on an annual basis. Details of the application process for interested referees will be displayed once they are released by the ASC around September each year. 

Ideally VA is seeking to support a scholarship program that will support a referee with a current AVRC accreditation of National AAA become an International Referee.  This will mean the intended scholarship program will include the following as its major components: 

  • Attendance at an FIVB International Candidate Course
  • Attendance at an international tournament in an observational capacity
  • Attendance at an international tournament as Australian representative referee

Other aspects relating to activity within Australia will be determined once a scholarship has been awarded. 

 

It is also appropriate to note that if no suitable applications are received from referees with a current AVRC accreditation of National AAA, VA will seek to support an application from referees with an AVRC accreditation at any National accreditation level, or even a State accreditation level if from one of the smaller Member States, to participate in a scholarship program focused on increased national level exposure and/or preparation for becoming an International Referee in the future. This is similar to the programs undertaken by Kevin Lentin and Russell Egan in 2005.

Please be aware there is no guarantee VA will be awarded a scholarship. The suitability of each sport applying to be awarded a scholarship depends on the quality of the referee education program in that sport, the ability of the sport to provide a quality scholarship program and the quality of the applications received from potential scholarship officials. Therefore, applicants should ensure that their application is of the highest quality, including presentation standard.

If interested in obtaining further information on potential scholarship applications and/or programs, please contact the VA Development Manager.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">

General information can be viewed on the ASC National Officiating Scholarship Program web page.

Current and Previous Officiating Scholarship Recipients: 

  • 2009 - Rob Szydlowski (Volleyball)
  • 2008 - Darren Grimsey (Beach Volleyball)
  • 2007 - Kevin Lentin and Cameron Olson (Beach Volleyball)
  • 2006 - Carla Hoorweg (Volleyball)
  • 2005 - Kevin Lentin (Beach Volleyball) Russell Egan (Volleyball)
  • 2004 - Phong Nguyen (Volleyball)

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