2019 Australian Volleyball League
As advised in the July newsletter, Volleyball Australia has announced a restructure of the Australian Volleyball League (AVL) and Volleyball Victoria will be entering two teams, one male and one female, in the 2019 AVL Super League to compete October-December, pending finals qualification.
The AVL fixture has been released and Volleyball Victoria will host three home and travel for two away fixtures:
|DATES||TEAM 1 (HOST)||TEAM 2 (AWAY)||HOST VENUE|
|23-24 Nov||Good Neighbour|
|30 Nov-1 Dec||Rest|
|5-7 Dec||AVL Championships*||Gold Coast|
|7-8 Dec||Semi Finals||Gold Coast|
|Medal Matches||Gold Coast|
|8-14 Dec||AVSC||Gold Coast|
* The AVL Championships is an open-entry second tier competition to be conducted in a similar format to the 2018 AVL Championship. Teams interested in entering must be ‘sanctioned’ by Volleyball Victoria and can contact Volleyball Australia for more information.
Volleyball Victoria is seeking Expressions of Interest from individuals interested in the role of Team Manager. The Team Manager will be responsible for:
- Coordinating and supporting player trials, selection, and participation in AVL
- Coordinating and supporting training, working closely with Head Coaches
- Coordinating gameday requirements from October to December (pending finals participation) for three home games
- Managing all travel, accommodation, and gameday requirements for all athletes, team personnel, and liaise with host Teams (ACT & Qld) for two away games, including attending away games
- Manage all uniform requirements for all athletes, coaches, and team personnel
- Ensure all official competition forms and documents are correct and submitted in a timely manner
- Managing the financial and physical resources of the Volleyball Victoria AVL Team
Bookings are already in place at the State Volleyball Centre for trials, training, and home games and with helloworld Helensvale Plaza for travel and accommodation for away games. The 2019 AVL budget has been approved by the Board.
A position description including an outline of Duties and Responsibilities can be found online at Volleyball Victoria, 2019 AVL Team Manager. Interested individuals should submit no more than a two-page summary addressing their experience and suitability for the role, in addition to a resume containing details for two referees.
Submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00pm, Sunday 18 August.
The Team Manager will be expected to work gameday weekends at State Volleyball Centre and attend away games.
Coach – Expression of Interest
Volleyball Victoria is seeking expressions of interest for Head Coach Men and Head Coach Women for Teams competing the 2019 AVL Super League from October to December, pending finals qualification.
The new Teams will be a single entity representing Victoria in the recently revised 2019 AVL Super League. The express aim will be to field the best possible teams from Victoria that welcome athletes from the previous AVL franchises University Blues, VVA Vultures, and those who have not previously participated.
The Head Coach should be ably qualified and experienced to lead a successful AVL campaign, be prepared to work with appointed Assistant Coaches who complement their skillsets and within the parameters of the program set out by Volleyball Victoria, and be a unifying coach open to bringing together the Victorian community.
Expressions of Interest will be collated by the Volleyball Victoria Office and presented to the Coaches Commission for recommendations, before final ratification by the Board. Volleyball Victoria is fast-tracking this process and expects to have appointments made for trials in August.
To register your interest, please complete this Expression of Interest by 5:00pm, Sunday 18 August.
Head Coaches will be expected to immediately plan for trials and work closely with a Volleyball Victoria-appointed Team Manager. The Board has approved a budget which will include honorarium payments to Head Coaches.
Athlete trials will commence in mid-August, following the appointment of Head Coaches. Training will commence on a weekly basis at the conclusion of trials. Volleyball Victoria encourages all athletes, regardless of their history with AVL, to attend trials. Squads of up to 16 training athletes have been planned with an interest to include development athletes.
Trial information will be published on the Volleyball Victoria website shortly.