VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOMES PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAND SPORT FOR HOMOLOGATED UNIFORMS

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Volleyball Australia is excited to announce it has signed a partnership agreement with one of Asia’s most experienced sports equipment companies.

The agreement comes on the eve of one of the biggest years in Australian Indoor Volleyball history.

Grand Sport, a Thai-based company that has been clothing some of Asia’s leading sports teams for more than 50 years, will provide playing strips for both the Australian men’s and women’s indoor teams.

Grand Sport was first established in Thailand in 1961, and has provided products for many national Asian Olympic committees and Football Associations.

The Volleyroos are set for an exciting 2015, with the men having qualified to play in the top division of the World League, and the women hosting the final in their division of the Grand Prix.

The Australian men’s team is ranked in the world top 15, while the women began 2014 year rated 100th in the world, but finished in the top 50.

 

On the picture (from left to right): Mr. Thara Pluckcha- Oom, CEO of Grand Sport Group Co., Ltd.; Mr. Tatchaphol Srichankij, Deputy Marketing Director; Mr. Riad Tayeh, Director, Volleyball Australia; Mr. Shanrit Wongprasert, Secretary General, Asian Volleyball Confederation.

Volleyroos announce new men's coach

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Volleyball Australia is excited to announce it has signed one of Europe’s most successful coaches to lead the men’s national team, the ‘Volleyroos’, in its bid to qualify for Rio 2016.

Italian Roberto Santilli, who was an Italian Federation coach for four years, takes over at the helm of the Volleyroos on the eve of the team’s most challenging season ever.

Volleyroos Women Prepare for International Season

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The Volleyroos Women's Team are holding their first training camp for the year this weekend in Melbourne.

Being held at Dandenong Sports Center (Friday) and Mazenod College (Sat & Sun), the camp will host 25 of the best players currently in Australia, with some of our Overseas athletes unable to attend due to Club/University commitments.

The National Women’s Program commenced the ‘90’s ranked 6th in the Asian zone and maintained this ranking throughout the decade, due in part, to the strong nature of women’s volleyball in Asia with teams like China (1st), Japan (7th) and Korea (8th) all ranked in the top 8 of the world at the time. 

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With the support of the Australian Institute of Sport (from 1993 to 2004) the Australian Senior Women's Volleyball Team entered the new century with an appearance in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, where they placed 9th, beating Kenya in the process and taking a set off Croatia.  With this result, the Program achieved its highest ever world ranking of 14th following the games. 

A new look Women’s Team qualified for a second World Championships in September 2001, and achieved a 6th place finish at the 2001 Asian Championships in the same year. In 2002 Australia competed in the 2002 World Championships held in Germany eventually finishing 21st at the event.

Australia was unsuccessful in their qualification attempts for the 2006 World Championships and, after a period of rebuilding following the move to a camps-based Program, through the revitalised Women’s AVL competition format sees the team keen to build on their 9th placing at the 2013 Asian Championships. Their historic inclusion in the 2014 Women’s Grand Prix (Division 3) will surely see the team improve as they additional match experience against quality teams ranked between 13 and 25 in the world.

 

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