POSITIONS AVAILABLE WITH THE 2015 NATIONAL AUSTRALIAN VOLLEYBALL TEAMS – “THE VOLLEYROOS”

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VolleyroosLOGOExpressions of Interest are sought from qualified people for the following positions in the men’s and women’s national indoor teams in 2015 – the Volleyroos.

Women’s Team

Assistant Coach, Team Manager, Team Physiotherapist

We are seeking Assistant Coaches, Team Manager and Physiotherapist for the 2015 Women’s Volleyroos for the following activities:

  • Volleyroos Camp in Canberra 3-6 April (Easter)
  • Asian Women’s Volleyball Championships in China 20-28 May
  • FIVB Grand Prix in Kazakhstan, Algeria and Australia from 25 June to 12 July

Assistant Coaches must have a Level 2 Accreditation, or be proceeding towards the completion of a Level 2 Accreditation, and experience with senior national or international level volleyball in a coaching or playing capacity. More than one coach may be appointed to the various activities, and applicants should indicate their availability for each of the activities mentioned above.

It is preferred that the Team Manager should be available for all the activities, but applications for only some of the activities will be considered.   Experience in team management and volleyball administration at the senior national or international level is required, and volleyball technical knowledge is desirable.

The Team Physiotherapist should hold Sports Physiotherapy qualifications, and experience in volleyball is desirable.

Men’s Team

Assistant Coach, Team Manager, Team Doctor

We are seeking an Assistant Coach, Team Manager and Team Doctor for the 2015 Men’s Volleyroos for the following activities:

  • Preparation training in Canberra including practice matches from 20 April to 25 May
  • FIVB World League matches v Italy in Adelaide 29-30 May
  • FIVB World League matches v Brazil in Brasilia 5-7 June
  • FIVB World League matches v Italy in Jesolo and Verona 12-14 June
  • FIVB World League matches v Serbia in Novi Sad and Belgrade 18-20 June
  • FIVB World League matches v Brazil in Sydney 27-28 June
  • FIVB World League matches v Serbia in Melbourne 3-5 July
  • Possible FIVB World League finals 15-19 July (venue TBD)
  • Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships in Iran 24 July – 8 August
  • FIVB World Cup in Japan 6-23 September

The Assistant Coach must have a Level 2 Accreditation, or be proceeding towards the completion of a Level 2 Accreditation, and experience with senior national or international level volleyball in a coaching or playing capacity.   This will be a paid position and the Assistant Coach will be expected to be available for all these activities including the preparation camps surrounding the tournaments, starting in Canberra on 20 April.

It is preferred that the Team Manager should be available for all the tournament activities, but applications for only some of the activities will be considered.   Experience in team management and volleyball administration at the senior national or international level is required, and volleyball technical knowledge is desirable.

The Team Doctor should hold Sports Medicine qualifications, and experience in volleyball is desirable. A doctor will not be required for all the activities and applicants should indicate their availability for each of the activities mentioned above.

Those interested in the positions should lodge an Expression of Interest by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Sunday 8 March. The EoI should indicate any restrictions on availability and also indicate relevant experience and qualifications. Please attach an up to date CV.

Any questions, please contact John Boultbee, High Performance Director at the email address indicated above or by telephone on 0416 100500.

VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA WELCOMES PARTNERSHIP WITH GRAND SPORT FOR HOMOLOGATED UNIFORMS

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grandsport

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.

Carracher

President: 
Craig Carracher

Craig has previously been a director of Volleyball Australia from 1996 to 1999 and was Chief Executive Officer during that period ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. During his time with Volleyball Australia he was also the promoter of the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour from 1999 to 2001 and has been involved with the Northern Beaches Volleyball Association based at Manly Beach since 1990. Craig was a member of the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Development Commission, World Tour Beach Volleyball Commission and was previously the Asian Volleyball Confederation Secretary for Beach Volleyball. 

Craig was appointed President from 1 July 2013 following a career in law and private equity.  Craig was Group General Counsel for Kerry and James Packer's Consolidated Press Holdings and a director of numerous of its investee companies and established its Asian private equity business, Arctic Capital in Hong Kong and Beijing.  Craig was Managing Partner of Minter Ellison Lawyers in Thailand and a partner in Australia and advises leading US law firm Seyfarth Shaw as Chair of its Asia Pacific Capital Transactions Group.  Craig currently holds investments and directorships on global mining companies, listed real estate developers, private student accommodation operators, Chinese technology businesses and is Managing Director of Telopea Capital Partners.  Craig was CEO of Volleyball Australia from 1997-1999 ahead of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games a director from 1996.  Craig rejoined the board in 2011 and is now President of Oceania Volleyball, Executive Vice President Asian Volleyball Confederation and a director of FIVB, International Volleyball Federation. 

Craig obtained an LLB with first class honours and the University Medal from Sydney University Law School and a first class honours degree and the University Blue from Magdalen College, Oxford University. 

 

Muller

Vice President:
Phil Muller

Phil Muller has been involved in Volleyball at all levels of the game within Queensland and Australia, more recently as a Board member for Volleyball Queensland and Chair of the Australian Volleyball Schools Event Commission.  Currently Phil is employed by Queensland Department of Education and Training and is the Acting Manager for the DETA Sports Unit and is the Executive Officer of the Queensland School Sport Foundation. Phil was elected to the Board in 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm

Vice President:
Anita Palm

Anita has extensive experience of multi-sport events through involvement at both event, planning and bidding stages of previous Olympics in Beijing and Sydney and the bid stages of London and Rio. This consultative work has included work on both the Olympics and Paralympics and has been crucial to the department planning, especially in the areas of sport from scheduling, through to entries, sport production, organisational integration and results. She is herself an Olympian. Anita is currently Head of Sport – Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation.

 

 

Tayeh

Finance Director:
Riad Tayeh

A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Riad has been the VA Finance Director since 1999. He is a member of both the FIVB Finance Commission and AVC Finance Commission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borgeaud

Director:
Malcolm H Borgeaud B Com (with Distinction) FCPA MAICD

Malcolm has over a decade of experience in middle and senior management roles with an international sales and marketing company and twenty years experience in public accounting practice, with 14 as a principal. He brings to the Board a wealth of not-for-profit-governance and financial experience having been involved either at Board level, in tax and accounting advisory or audit roles for numerous not-for-profits, including charities and sporting bodies. He has served as Chairman on State and National Committees for CPA Australia and currently serves on their Environmental, Social and Governance Centre of Excellence providing CPA Australia and its 180,000 members with advice and direction on current environmental, corporate social responsibility and corporate governance issues. He also currently serves on the Boards of a number of not-for-profit organisations. Malcolm loves Volleyball, having played in the U20’s for Australia in the Pac Rim Tournament in 1978. 

 

 

 

Darling

Director:
Anouk Darling

Anouk was most recently chairman of Moon Communications Group, an STW Group company, where she was placed for a decade, first as Strategic Director and then as Chief Executive Officer. With over 15 years’ experience in marketing and brand strategy, she has been central to some of Australia’s largest re-branding projects across a broad range of sectors including energy, finance, retail and airlines. Anouk joined the Macquarie Telecom Board in March 2012 and is a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Corporate Governance, Nomination and Remuneration Committee. She has recently been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Discovery Holiday Parks, majority owned by superannuation fund Sunsuper, which has more than one million members and $27 billion in funds under management. She has a BA, MBA (major in Marketing), AICD, AIMIA and AIM memberships.

 

 

 

 

Director:
Andrew Scotford

 

 

 

Secretary General (ex oficio):
Mathieu Meriaux - AVF Chief Executive Officer

Mathieu joined VA in March 2013 as the Competitions and Events Manager and was appointed CEO in April 2014. Mat has a strong background in the management of diverse and complex projects and events. Mat was previously General Manager for Triathlon ACT and was an event planner for the London Olympic and Paralympics Games. He holds a degree in Sports Science and is completing a double Masters in Business Administration and Politics.

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