Pools set for the 10th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships


The Hague, Netherlands, March 30, 2015 – With momentum rapidly building towards the most unique, memorable event in the history of the Fédération Internationale de Volleyball (FIVB) the pool assignments for 48 men's and women’s teams were drawn by lots Monday in The Hague for this summer’s 10th FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships which will be held in four cities in the Netherlands. 

The drawing for 12 pools of four teams each for the women’s and men’s duos from 40 countries was held at the Mauritshuis Art Museum. It was conducted by representatives from the FIVB and Nevobo (national governing body for volleyball in the Netherlands) in front of sponsors, city officials, members of Beach Team Netherlands, Tournament ambassadors and media personnel.

With a total of 96 teams (48 in each gender), teams will be competing for part of a $1 million purse as the Netherlands hosts an FIVB international event for the sixth consecutive year.  Preliminary pool play will be played in all four cities along with the first two round of elimination play for the 32 teams remaining per gender following three rounds of pool play. The semifinals and finals for each gender with be played on the stadium court in The Hague. The event will run from June 26-July 5.

Australia will be represented by 2 mens and 2 womens teams, Isaac KAPA (QLD) / Chris MCHUGH (SA) and Joshua COURT (WA/VIC) / Damien SCHUMANN (VIC) for the men, and Louise BAWDEN (VIC) / Taliqua CLANCY (QLD) and Mariafe ARTACHO DEL SOLAR (NSW) / Nicole LAIRD (NSW) for the women.

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Gerflor continue its support for Volleyball


Gerflor is delighted to continue its support for Volleyball and welcomes the opportunity to partner with Volleyball Australia to stage the FIVB World League and the World Grand Prix in 2015.

The signature Gerflor Taraflex coral and teal playing surface will host our own Men’s Volleyroos as they take on the worlds best from China, Brazil, Italy and Serbia in Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne.

In addition and for the first time in Australia, Gerflor will support the Women’s Volleyroos as they host the Finals of the Women’s Grand Prix (Group 3) in Canberra.

Gerflor will be providing full operational support to the Volleyball Australia’s Events Team with the logistic and installation of the Taraflex creating Australia’s very own ‘Volleydome’ all around the country.

Makeshift pairing take Scarborough gold


Two beach volleyballers who came together for one tournament only have pulled off a stunning upset by winning the National Grand Slam event at Scarborough Beach in Perth.

Becchara Palmer and Mariafe Artacho del Solar agreed to play together after their regular playing partners were unavailable through injury.

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Volleyball Australia is committed to providing opportunities for people with a disability in the form of three key disciplines: Sitting Volleyball, Standing Beach Volleyball and Deaf Volleyball, all of which offer competition opportunities at the local, national and international levels.

The term “D-Volleyball” is used only in Australia to refer to the three disciplines of Sitting Volleyball, Standing Beach Volleyball and Deaf Volleyball.  It is an abbreviation of “Disabled Volleyball”.


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