International Women's Volleyball Comes to Canberra

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Volleyball Australia is pleased to announce that it will throw the doors open at the Finals of the World Women’s Grand Prix offering all spectators the opportunity to see world class women’s volleyball for the first time since 2000 Olympics at a door entry price of just $5.

Two major sponsors have come on board to support the hosting of world women’s volleyball, comparable to the World League of Men’s Volleyball which completed this weekend in Melbourne.

BendonLingerie.com and Hancock Prospecting have both underwritten the hosting of the event to ensure equality of opportunity for our women’s Volleyroos and to continue the commitment of Volleyball Australia to gender equality in all aspects of the delivery of volleyball in Australia. 

“As the world’s largest gender equal team sport, its imperative we build the profile and opportunities for our Women Volleyroos.  For too long a lack of government funding has dictated a lack of focus but last year Volleyball Australia committed to delivering to our women’s team a rebuilding program towards Tokyo 2020.  The World Women’s Grand Prix is the ideal event for our Volleyroos who have competed in Kazakhstan and Algeria in the preliminary rounds ahead of the Group 3 Finals this weekend at the AIS Arena in Canberra.”

The World Women’s Grand Prix will be the first world women’s volleyball event hosted in Australia since Sydney 2000 and Volleyball Australia implores volleyball and women’s sport supporters to attend the event and support in numbers the Volleyroos as they take on Columia,, Peru and Kenya in the finals this weekend in an event televised globally.

Matches start at 4pm Saturday, with Columbia playing Peru, and the the Volleyroos will take on Kenya at 7pm.  Sunday's finals are set for 1pm and 4pm.

Get your tickets online at http://eventopia.co/WGP2015

 

Australia pulls of stunning last-gasp win to avoid relegation

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AUSTRALIA AVOID RELEGATION WITH THRILLING FIVE-SET WIN

The Australian men's volleyball team has avoided relegation from the prestigious Group One of World League with a thrilling five-set win against world number eight, Serbia, in Melbourne.

The Australians went into the match knowing anything short of a win would see them drop back to Group Two of World League next year.

Heat takes its toll on Volleyroos in Algeria

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AUSTRALIA FIGHTS HARD IN HEAT OF ALGERIA

Australian women’s volleyball coach, Mark Barnard, believes fatigue and extreme heat has contributed to his team’s 3-0 loss to Kenya in the women’s Grand Prix in Algeria this morning.

The Australians had to back up after a tough five-set loss to Algeria which finished after midnight, and after a close first set faded to lose in straight sets 25-20, 25-16, 25-15.

The VA Board has adopted the Selection Policy to guide all selection decisions related to the Senior Beach Volleyball Teams in 2015 and 2016.    Please take note of the policy below, and if you have any questions please contact the High Performance Director, John Boultbee.
 
Selection policy for Junior Beach Volleyball, and Senior and Junior Indoor Volleyball will be published shortly.

Beach Volleyroos Selection Policy 2015

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In December 2013 the Australian Sports Commission released the ‘Australian Winning Edge’ (AWE) high performance strategy. The AWE Strategy sets the following targets for Australia:

  • top five nation at the Olympics and Paralympics;
  • top 15 at the winter Olympics and Paralympics;
  • number one at the Commonwealth Games; and
  • more than twenty world champions per annum.

The investment model that supports the AWE strategy requires National Sporting Organisations (NSO’s) to prioritise resources to athletes who have been identified by their sport as contributing to AWE performance targets.


Volleyball Australia therefore select a Beach Volleyroos squad annually to formally recognise teams who, through domestic and international performances, demonstrate an ability to perform at the required level to contribute to Volleyball Australia's Winning Edge strategy with the ultimate goal of delivering sustained podium performances on the FIVB World Tour and Olympic Games in Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020.


The Junior Beach Volleyroos squad will recognise athletes and teams that have the potential to perform at the required level of the Beach Volleyroos in the future inclusive of the FIVB World Tour and the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 and the 2024 Olympic Games. These athletes and teams will have a decentralised daily training environment (DTE) managed by VA’s Beach Volleyball Pathways Manager and the DTE coach with national objectives in mind.

Note: Please read the Selection Policy and ensure if you complete and submit an application form that all details are correct.

 

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