General Manager’s Update
In the GM’s update this month:
- Women in Sport Breakfast
- Jenny Becker Outstanding Contribution Award
- 2019 Australian Volleyball Super League
- Melbourne Vipers!
- Volleyball Victoria State Teams
- Board Update
- Volleyball Australia Annual General Meeting
- Strategic Measures
Women in Sport Breakfast
Jenny Becker Outstanding Contribution Award
Jenny Becker has been recognised at the annual Women in Sport Breakfast hosted at Marvel Stadium for her Outstanding Contribution to Women’s Sport.
Jenny is a stalwart of the Victorian volleyball community who has served at local, State, and National level for over forty years. Her dedication to the sport is beyond compare and her role in sustaining the Heidelberg Volleyball Club has created ongoing opportunities for females of all ages to play and succeed through volleyball.
Jenny has coached State junior teams from Tasmania, Victoria, ACT, and Queensland at national championships, in addition to winning the Women’s Australian Volleyball League twice with Canberra and again with Uni Blues.
Jenny has held appointments as assistant and/or head coach of numerous national representative teams competing at Asian youth, junior, and senior championships as well as World Championship qualifying events. She has coached women’s and junior girls’ teams on international tours to Thailand, UK, Sweden, China, Japan, New Zealand, Italy, and Taiwan.
As an administrator she has been integral in the formation of the Belconnen and Brisbane Volleyball Clubs, and is the recently retired President of the Heidelberg Volleyball Club, a position she held with distinction. She has experienced all levels of indoor volleyball, from coaching primary school beginners through to preparing and coaching national teams in international competitions.
As a player she represented Victoria many times and Australia twice, including at a World Junior Indoor Championships.
Jenny Becker is without peer in creating and enhancing the opportunities many females now enjoy in community sport.
2019 Australian Volleyball Super League
The inaugural Melbourne Vipers have launched their 2019 Australian Volleyball Super League campaign. Two rounds have been completed, hosting Adelaide Storm in Round One at the State Volleyball Centre and traveling to the Australian Institute of Sport to take on Canberra Heat in Round Two.
The Vipers are away to Queensland Pirates for Round Three this weekend, 2-3 November, before returning to the State Volleyball Centre for the final two Rounds where we hope a large and parochial home crowd will turnout in support of the Vipers.
For more information on the AVL, please visit:
Volleyball Victoria State Teams
The 2019 Australian Junior Volleyball Championships (AJVC) have concluded in Canberra, ACT, with the Volleyball Victoria State Team securing two Gold, one Silver, and six Bronze Medals.
The latest Australian Champions are the Girls’ and Boys’ U14 Teams, with the age group introduced to AJVC this year. Congratulation to Cori Wilder and Luke Campbell, respective head Coaches, and all the Team personnel for their fruitful efforts throughout the week.
The Volleyball Victoria Indoor State Team program has grown again with two more teams included in 2019, taking the tally to 180 athletes. And up to 200 individual athletes with the inclusion of the School Sport Victoria teams; a significant undertaking for any sport.
I would like to congratulate all the athletes in their pursuits and the 18 Head and 18 Assistant Coaches, who commit nearly year-round support from trials to Championships. I also extend thanks to the support personnel; team managers, physiotherapists and osteopaths, and to all those who make this program possible.
And of course, to the families and friends for the invaluable support, which we do not take for granted.
I would also like to thank our program partners: the State Government of Victoria, Australian Volleyball Warehouse, Joust, helloworld Helensvale Plaza, and Mikasa.
To check out all the results, please visit:
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.
As at end of October, Volleyball Victoria has exceeded membership targets and continued a trend of 10% annual growth. This is a fantastic achievement with two State events remaining: the Primary Schools Cup and Volleyball Victoria Junior Open and the Beach season just commencing.
Volleyball Victoria thanks all acknowledges and thanks all Affiliates for their continued support and service to the sport.
For more information, please see Membership Infographics.