In the GM’s update this month:
- Victorian Country Volleyball Championships
- International Transfer Certificates
- Board Update
- National Stakeholder’s Meetings
Victorian Country Volleyball Championships
Bendigo Volleyball Association successfully hosted the 50th edition of the Victorian Country Volleyball Championships on the Queen’s Birthday weekend, 8-10 June. It was a sentimental and joyous occasion with the Championships returning to the Association of their inauguration.
The recently developed Bendigo Stadium was a fitting home to the Championships, which once again attracted more than 30 teams across three Divisions. Grand finals were competed by teams as far and wide as Maffra, Horsham, Bairnsdale, Warrnambool, and La Trobe Valley, reflecting the appeal of this truly State-wide event.
Congratulations to all teams who competed and especially those who took home reward for their toils, but potentially, the most notable result was the Volleyball Horsham Men’s Division I team that claimed the Championship, representing a whole generation since the Association last enjoyed the title.
Volleyball Victoria thanks John Sheen, President Bendigo Volleyball Association, his Committee, and volunteers who delivered a very successful event. We also extend our appreciation to Murray Mansfield, Chair, and the entire Country Championships Committee who annually oversee the allocation, preparation, and delivery of this important event.
Full results can be found via the link.
International Transfer Certificates
A reminder to all volleyball players who have played overseas to please complete the online form declaring your potential Federation of Origin to ensure Volleyball Victoria is compliant with Volleyball Australia and FIVB regulations. All players with an interest in AVL must complete this form prior to trials.
The online form can be found here.
National Stakeholder’s Meetings
Volleyball Victoria attended the National Stakeholder Meetings hosted by Volleyball Australia in Canberra on the weekend of 16-17 June. The Meetings covered a range of topics, including the development of a new national Strategic Plan, financial performance for the current year, education, participation, pathways, and events.
Volleyball Australia presented several significant developments:
- performance ahead of budget as at end of March 2019
- a revised approach to education that included a new platform for online courses
- a Sport AUS grant to rollout a ‘Light Volley’ trial in Victoria
- a complete restructure of the high-performance pathway, including the Centre of Excellence program that would see a greater role for Member States
- introduced a new events team and plans to articulate a broader events strategy
Much of this content had been previewed by the State Executive Directors in the two days prior and stimulated some robust discussion.