General Manager’s Update
31 August 2020
- Australian Volleyball Schools Cup
- Australian Volleyball – Super League
- Committee Update
- 2020-21 Sporting Club Grants Program
- Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package
- Affiliate Survey – Reminder
Australian Volleyball Schools Cup
Volleyball Australia has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup. Faced with so much uncertainty, this outcome is not surprising.
Volleyball Victoria expresses sympathy to the many students who will miss this final opportunity to conclude their school volleyball careers in what has become the premier school sport event in Australia.
Australian Volleyball – Super League
Further to the advice above, the 2020 Australian Volleyball League and Super League has also been cancelled. The existing Victorian restrictions and the hard border closure by the Queensland Government was always going to present challenges for participation by the Melbourne Vipers.
A recent survey of Vipers’ personnel, conducted prior to the most recent restrictions across Victoria, indicated support for the program to proceed. It is disappointing this opportunity cannot be realised, but these are considerable factors out of Volleyball Australia’s control.
The Committee would like to draw Affiliate attention to recent release of the 2020-21 Sporting Club Grants Program by Sport and Recreation Victoria. The grants provide clubs with up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for the training of coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness.
Volleyball Victoria is providing Affiliates with to access these Grants and if you are interested in more information or to obtain a letter of support, please contact Shannon Lennie, firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information, 2020-21 Sporting Club Grants Program
Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package
Volleyball Victoria would like to thank the Victorian Government for their support through the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. Volleyball Victoria received welcome funding through the scheme and appreciates the ongoing support of the Victorian Government.
The Victorian Government is supporting state sport associations, state sport and recreation bodies and regional academies get through the pandemic with support from the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence, announced more than $12.7 million in grants have been approved from the Government’s $40 million package for the sport and active recreation sector. The Minister said, “These grants will provide vital funds for the organisations that support grassroots clubs and associations across the state – the bodies that make it possible for millions of Victorians to play the sports they love”, adding “This much needed support will help keep the doors open of our state sporting associations and keep the many people they employ in work”.
Affiliate Survey – Reminder
Affiliates are reminded that the Office has commenced a process of guided conversations regarding plans for a resumption to train and play. The contact will include open-ended discussions regarding other priorities and will also seek to garner opinions regarding the next Volleyball Victoria Strategic Plan; input into this Plan is critical and Affiliates are strongly encouraged to have their say.
The Survey can be found here.