General Manager’s Update
In the GM’s update this month:
- 2019 Australian Volleyball League
- Melbourne Vipers!
- Volleyball Victoria State Teams
- School Sport Victoria
- Board Update
- Volleyball Australia Annual General Meeting
- Strategic Measures
2019 Australian Volleyball League
Victoria has a new team competing on the national stage, with the Melbourne Vipers instituted as the inaugural Volleyball Victoria entrant in the 2019 Australian Volleyball League (AVL).
Volleyball Victoria will host Adelaide Storm in the first round of the 2019 AVL at the State Volleyball Centre on a double-header weekend, 19-20 October. Finalists from 2018, Adelaide Storm will present a first-up challenge for the Vipers.
Tickets and more information on game times will be available in the coming weeks. Winners of the team naming competition will be announced prior to the first game and will receive free tickets to all home games and exclusive team merchandise.
For more information on the AVL, please visit:
Volleyball Victoria State Teams
The 2019 Australian Junior Volleyball Championships commenced in Canberra, ACT, on Sunday 29 September. The Victorian delegation, the largest on record with 18 teams, departed Saturday and has commenced the Championships with some very positive results.
To follow the live action and all the results, please visit:
School Sports Victoria
Volleyball Victoria will be reviewing the School Sport Victoria Partnership Agreement with an intent to further enhance the relationship in the 2020 renewal. Changes are anticipated in the conduct of key programs that will create further opportunities for Victorian athletes.
In 2019, School Sport Victoria (SSV) will enable up to 25,000 students to compete in volleyball and the organisation represents one of the largest stakeholders in the delivery of volleyball in the State. The support provided to Volleyball Victoria is invaluable and aids in the promotion of the Schools Cup events and in the establishment of the Primary Schools Cup, which will be hosted for the fourth year in 2019.
Two State Teams, U16 Boys and Girls, are also entered by SSV in the School Sport Australia Championships, most recently competed at Mt Lofty, SA. This program complements the Volleyball Victoria State Team program and many hours are spent ensuring that athletes and their families are provided every opportunity to achieve their aspirations across both programs.
In addition, Volleyball Victoria makes an annual contribution to the SSV Sports Excellence Scholarship Fund from which several State players have received support. SSV continue to be an important strategic partner supporting Volleyball Victoria to enhance the experience of all school-aged participants in Victoria.
Volleyball Australia Annual General Meeting
The Volleyball Australia Annual General Meeting will be held in Canberra on Saturday, 23 November with stakeholder meetings to be conducted over the weekend. The forums are a good opportunity for all Member States to engage with Volleyball Australia regarding the key issues and to seek consensus on the priorities of the sport.
Volleyball Victoria looks forward to this opportunity and addressing the critical issues that are impacting the delivery of the sport.
Volleyball Victoria continues to report on the key Strategic Measures identified by the Board. This information is provided for the benefit of members and stakeholders and tracks progress against the Strategic Plan.
It is anticipated that the inclusion of the Australian Volleyball League teams after mid-June will have an impact on the end of year result. While resourcing for a dedicated facility liaison position is also currently being considered.
For more information, please see Membership Infographics
*Photo provided by Maroondah Volleyball