FUTURE DIRECTION OF NATIONAL EVENTS
Outcomes from National Events Workshop
In late October the Member States and Volleyball Australia met for a 3 day National Events Workshop to determine the future direction of events in the National Events Portfolio. These outcomes were further confirmed at the National Stakeholders meeting last weekend in Canberra.
The outcomes agreed to will assist in the development of our sport in the future and help in achieving strategic KPI’s.
For 2012/13 the Men and Women’s Australian Volleyball League will be run as separate seasons, with the Women’s from mid July- September and Men October-December. This aligns the requirements from a High Performance perspective and the Women’s National Volleyball Team, and for the Men will avoid any conflicts with the State League seasons, increasing the availability of male athlete, making it a truly elite competition.
For 2012/13 the age groups for the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships will be U17, U19 and U23 Men and Women, to align with AJBVC. These age groups will be reviewed at the 2012 Volleyball Australia National Stakeholders, when we look to introduce a National Senior Volleyball Championships in 2014.
2014 U15 National Championships
In order for a National U15 Championships to be successful, each State is required to implement a State U15 Championships over the next two years, with Volleyball Australia then able to introduce a National U15 Championships. This event would be run separate to AJVC.
In 2013, AJBVC will align with AJVC and be run as a 4-5 day event, also with the addition of an U15 age group as a four (4’s) competition.
If you have any questions about our National Events please contact your Home State or Volleyball Australia’s Competition and Events Manager, Cassie Behrens, on (02) 6247 6633 or email@example.com