Melbourne Vipers

The Australian Volleyball League, the national indoor league for men and women, has developed in format over the past few years, servicing the various demands of elite men’s and women’s volleyball, drawn largely from club/state volleyball players.

Volleyball Australia has announced a restructure of the Australian Volleyball League (AVL) and Volleyball Victoria will be entering two teams, one male and one female, in the 2019 AVL Super League to compete October-December, pending finals qualification.

Volleyball Victoria’s Melbourne Vipers are open age senior representative teams for both men and women. They participate in the Australian Volleyball League, a home and away season that sees games being played between October and December.

The last AVL season (2019) saw our Women winning Gold and our Men winning Bronze.

The 2021 and 2020 seasons were cancelled due to Covid 19.

 

2022 AVL Program

Trials

Trail 1: Saturday 19th March 2022 (V5-V7)

Women 1pm-3pm / Men 3pm-5pm

Trial 2: Sunday 20th March 2022

Women: 10am-12pm, courts V1-V3

Men: 10am-12pm, courts V5-V7

Location: State Volleyball Centre, 270 Stud Rd, Dandenong North, VIC, 3175

Cost: $40 per athlete

Athletes must register before the 1st trial and participation in both trials is compulsory. Exemptions will only be granted in exceptional circumstances. 

Unpaid trial fees will deem an athlete ineligible to take the court.

Any athlete interested in the AVL program but unable to attend trials should contact the technical coordinator before trials commence.

Athletes can register here:

Selection

Melbourne Vipers seek to select the best available Victorian players to represent the Vipers in the AVL. Preference will be given to players that actively training and playing at a suitable level, such as the Victorian State League and above.

A squad of approximately 14-16 players will be selected from the trialling athletes, with the addition of up to 2 ‘junior’ squad members at the discretion of the coaches.

Training

Trainings will be held one Sunday a month during the state league season at the State Volleyball Centre, Dandenong.

Trainings will move to twice a week at the commencement of State League through to the end of the Australian Volleyball League in December.

Coaches

Women’s Team

Head Coach: Tanya McInerny

Assistant Coach: Tammy Curtis

Men’s Team

Head Coach: Josh Cowan

Assistant Coach: TBC

Cost

The 2022 athlete levy, uniform cost, membership and food is estimated to be between $2,100 – $2,600

International Clearance Fees

Volleyball Victoria will not be responsible any international clearance fees. Any costs incurred will be the responsibility of the individual athlete.

2022 AVL Schedule

Our Men’s and Women’s Vipers teams will share the same home and away schedule.

Current proposed schedule:

ROUND DATES  HOST   TRAVEL CITY
R1 8-9 Oct  WA  VIC  Perth
R2 15-16 Oct VIC SA  Melbourne
R3 22-23 Oct  BYE  BYE BYE
R4 29-30 Oct  TAS VIC  Hobart
R5 5-6 Nov  VIC ACT  Melbourne
R6 12-13 Nov  NSW  VIC Sydney
R7 19-20 Nov VIC QLD Melbourne
FINALS 3-4 Dec  Gold Coast

Any inquiries can be sent to Michael.Stevens@volleyballvictoria.org.au

2019 Melbourne Viper Player Profiles:

Vipers Men Team

Vipers Women Team

For more information, including full fixtures and results head to: http://www.avl.org.au/

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State League Website

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Calendar

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School Cup Events

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