General Manager’s Update
- Tal Karp Headlines Annual Affiliate Congress
- Beach Schools Cup Entries Open
- Committee of Management update
- Affiliate Awards
Welcome, we open our arms wide to embrace 2021 and look forward to the promise of the new year.
Tal Karp Headlines Annual Affiliate Conference
Volleyball Victoria is pleased to announce Tal Karp, former Australian women’s soccer player and Change our Game Ambassador, as the headline presenter for the Annual Affiliate Conference to be held over the weekend of Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 March.
Tal’s accomplishments on and off the field are many, having competed at both the FIFA World Cup and Olympics before undertaking an Associateship with Justice Hayne of the High Court. She is a strong advocate for female leadership and retains a keen insight in sport innovation.
The Conference schedule has been posted online and includes sessions for administrators, volunteers, coaches, and officials. In addition to the presentation by Tal Karp, Tom Dixon from Vicsport will continue the very important work being undertaken in the yearlong Child Safe Sport project.
Other key presentations from outside the volleyball community, include by Dr Dale Harris (Victoria University) and Dave Burt (Sport And Life Training), while several sessions will be led by Victorian volleyball figures.
The Conference remains a substantial undertaking, acknowledging the time and effort volunteers commit to their Clubs and Associations, and is subsidised by Volleyball Victoria to ensure accessibility and affordability. We thank Victoria University for their considerable support and look forward to offering more opportunities through the University and in further supporting affiliates.
For more information on the Affiliate Congress, please visit the Volleyball Victoria website:
Beach Schools Cup Entries Open
Entries have opened for the first Volleyball Victoria event of the year, with the Beach Schools Cup scheduled for competition in the second week of March. The Beach Schools Cup was the last event delivered by Volleyball Victoria in 2020 and underlines the length of time off-court experienced by much of the sport in Victoria.
The competition will be undertaken over three days:
- Wednesday 10 March – Year 7 & 8
- Thursday 11 March – Year 9 & 10
- Friday 12 March – Year 11 & 12
For more information on the Beach Schools Cup, or to enter, please see here.
Committee of Management Update
At this time of year, the Committee would normally be calling for nominations for the Annual Affiliate Awards. Given the significant and wide-ranging impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Awards will not be presented for 2020.
Presentations are planned for the 2019 Awards which are yet to be made and will be held in conjunction with the 2021 Annual General Meeting in April.
Presentations will be made for the following:
- Most Outstanding Association
Awarded to the Association that is an engaged partner of Volleyball Victoria who achieves growth through the provision of quality experiences
- Most Outstanding Junior Program
Awarded to an affiliate that has contributed to the growth and development of junior volleyball in their community
III. Excellence in Coaching
Awarded to the individual who has made an outstanding contribution by providing support, development, and growth of coaches and/or athletes within their Club, Association, or Victoria.
- Volunteer Achievement Award
Awarded to an individual who provides outstanding services to volleyball in the areas of administration, officiating, and volunteering at Club, Association or State level.
- Most Outstanding School
Awarded to the school that is an engaged partner of Volleyball Victoria who supports growth in the sport and achieves a high standard of success on court
- Most Outstanding Teacher
Awarded to the teacher who provides outstanding leadership and supports growth and development of volleyball in the education sector.