30 November 2020
- Volleyball Back on Court
- Victoria Government Support
- Committee Update
- Annual General Meeting
Volleyball Back on Court
It has been a welcome sight in recent days to see volleyball return to beach and indoor courts across the State. Anecdotally, interest has remained strong and programs are enjoying good participant numbers. Volleyball Victoria is keen to hear from any Affiliate who still requires assistance or is keen to clarify any of the details impacting their resumption of activity. Contact Shannon Lennie, Member Services Coordinator, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victoria Government Support
To improve community understanding and compliance, the State Government has sought to centralise much of the important information and relevant resources into a single web destination, www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au
For the latest information, visit:
- For an update on the latest restrictions, https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/sport-and-exercise-victoria-last-step
- For advice on conditions to conduct events involving less than 500 to those with more than 5,000 participants, https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/public-events
- For an explanation of the Government-developed QR Code for registering attendances, https://www.coronavirus.vic.gov.au/qrcode
The Victorian Government is also rolling out a range of initiatives, both new and continuing, in support of community sport. The popular Sporting Club Grants Program will receive a further $6million, seeking to reach the more than 4,300 Clubs across the State.
Get Active Kids vouchers is a new initiative designed to help more children get back into sport. Up to $20million is earmarked for vouchers to support 100,000 kids to buy uniforms, equipment and memberships their families would otherwise struggle to afford.
A series of announcements were also made regarding major infrastructure projects, including facilities that will house volleyball at their completion.
For more information, visit:
- For announcements on Sporting Club Grants and Get Active Kids vouchers, https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/helping-you-do-things-you-love-those-you-love
- For updates on major infrastructure projects, https://sport.vic.gov.au/news/articles/budget-20202021-continues-investment-in-grassroots-sport
Annual General Meeting – Volleyball Australia
The Volleyball Australia Annual General Meeting was hosted on Saturday, 28 November with all Member States well-represented. Volleyball Australia presented reports on the activities of the year and provided some updates on ongoing projects, including the new education framework to be supported by a dynamic online platform.
Financially the organisation reported a positive outcome, avoiding major impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, and reporting a surplus of $219,000 for the financial year.
While no elections were held for positions, Les Young (ACT) did join the National Board unopposed, along with the re-election of Mal Borgeaud, also unopposed.
The subsequent National Stakeholder Meeting continued work commenced in the previous November on the Volleyball Australia Strategic Plan. All Member States were engaged and empowered to give direction to the Plan. The following three themes provided the context for the strategies that were prioritised:
- High Performance and Improved Pathways
- Increasing Opportunities for the Australian Population to Play Volleyball
- Recognition and respect through agreed unity of purpose
Volleyball Victoria Delegates sought to advance areas aligned to the State Plan within these themes, in particular seeking strategies that focus on increasing participation, quality education and training, and securing access to facilities.
Annual General Meeting – Volleyball Victoria
The Volleyball Victoria Annual General Meeting has been called for 7:30pm Monday, 14 December. The Meeting will be held via the Zoom online web conference facility, in accordance with authority provided by Consumer Affairs Victoria.
The Volleyball Victoria Office is currently contacting Affiliates to ensure their ability to attend and provide support, as required.
The Committee is looking forward to proceeding with a face to face Affiliate forum in the new year, when conditions better support this type of activity.