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.

ABVC President's Update – November 2013

Over the past few months, while winter set in and our top men's and women's teams had one of their most successful seasons on the World Tour, the Australian Beach Volleyball Committee has been quietly working behind the scenes on various issues aimed at developing, maintaining and improving the sport.

Renault National Beach Volleyball Series

Following on from a successful 2013 Renault National Beach Volleyball Series, one of our members - Marta Makuch, developed a survey which was distributed to all players and staff to pull in real and honest feedback on how the Tour was perceived and suggestions on how we could make it better. All of the feedback was taken on board and many changes and improvements have been adopted.

With the employment of a new VA Events Manager comes a steep learning curve. So, over the past few months our entire Events Sub committee (Baz Wedmaier, Greg Jury, Marta Makuch and Al Hinchley) have greatly assisted Mat Meriaux, with many aspects of the upcoming National Tour. Specifically, Baz has produced the 2014 Hand Book and Greg and Al are assisting VA in the development of the National Ranking System.

Two of our members, Kerri Pottharst (President) and Aaron Crook (Representing the Players) were also involved in the planning meeting for the 2014 Renault National Beach Volleyball Series, from which a suggestion was raised to trial a new format. Aaron took that to the players and the feedback was almost 100% for the trial. We aim to trial the format at the first event in Glenelg, Jan 2014.

High Performance Program

With the advent of the Australian Sport's Commission's new Winning Edge program, Volleyball Australia has taken over the running of the High Performance program with much excitement. This responsibility has come with a necessity to re energise our current program and in doing so, Volleyball Australia sought the advice, experience and guidance from many of our members in helping to build an exciting new and sustainable system. An overview of the new system will be posted shortly on the VA website with an announcement of the posting sent out through the VA social media channels.

ABVC Structure

Finally, there has been some movement of positions within the ABVC. We were sad to lose Jonathon Fogarty from his board representative Chairman's position. Jonathon was not re-elected to the board of Volleyball Australia and chose to step down from the commission. Also resigning from the Commission was Andrew Scotford (other commitments) and Shaun Docherty (Relocating back to Canada.) Catriona Tweedie has stepped down from the Chair of the Particpation/Grass Roots sub committee, but will remain on the commission as a member.

We'd like to thank all of these members for giving up their time and being passionate about the sport they love. We wish them all well in their new endeavours.

Replacing Jonathon as VA's board representative is 1996 Beach Volleyball Olympian, Anita Palm.

We all look forward to a great season in 2014 and wish all of our athletes, coaches and administrators a very Merry Christmas with much good health and happiness in the New Year.

See you all on the sand

Kerri Pottharst

President

CEO Judy Flanagan wishes to thank all current and past members of the ABVC for their passion and commitment to working with VA to continue to develop and grow the great sport of Beach Volleyball. Judy said ‘VA is continuing to drive a significant change agenda that benefits all participants in Beach Volleyball and the ABVC have been integral in supporting this agenda. I would like to acknowledge the goodwill and personal time that ABVC members are contributing in this regard.

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