Volleyball Victoria would like to thank all Schools that have been in communication with the office regarding the Schools Cups & Junior Open in 2020.
The status of all Schools Cups events and the Volleyball Victoria Junior Open were discussed at length with key stakeholders and Volleyball Victoria staff. Following these actions the status of the 2020 Volleyball Victoria calendar is:
ONE & FOUR DAY SCHOOLS CUP
Unfortunately, as many expected, the One & Four Day Schools Cup have been officially cancelled for 2020. With the survey we wanted to attempt to put on an event but with so many unknowns and the lead in time it was determined not to run these Schools Cups in 2020. The main feedback we did receive was that Schools would still love opportunities to take the court in 2020 so PLEASE READ ON FOR POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES
VOLLEYBALL VICTORIA JUNIOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
With the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships being cancelled in 2020 there is the opportunity to run an event in Bendigo in the last week of September/first week of October.
The proposed event is the Junior State Championships. The proposal would be for a three or four day competition run out of Bendigo Stadium with Open Divisions opened to schools and interstate teams. We understand that there are many items that Schools would need to sort through before attending the competition but we wanted to ensure there is the opportunity to compete if Schools are able.
We are in the process of planning with the Local City Council and once more details have been determined we will make an official announcement as soon as possible.
PRIMARY SCHOOLS CUP
The Primary Schools Cup is still being planned to proceed as initially advertised with ideally Years 3-6 all being played on Friday 20 November.
There is the possibility, due to venue availability, that the event will take place over two days with Years 3 & 4 held on Thursday 19 November and Years 5 & 6 held on Friday 20 November. Once the venue has been confirmed we will make an official announcement
VOLLEYBALL VICTORIA JUNIOR OPEN
The Volleyball Victoria Junior Open (VVJO) is being planned to be hosted at Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre (MSAC) and/or the State Volleyball Centre (SVC) from Sunday 29 November until Wednesday 2 December.
After the feedback we received last year coupled with the survey results we are very excited to again host this event! We are hoping it will allow all Schools the opportunity to continue their Volleyball program until the end of the year culminating in an enjoyable experience at the VVJO.
Again, once the venue/s has been confirmed we will make an official announcement.
AUSTRALIAN VOLLEYBALL SCHOOLS CUP
Volleyball Australia are planning for the AVSC to proceed as usual. As Volleyball Victoria are unable to conduct the Four Day Schools Cup we will be provided authority to recommend ranking of teams to VA.
If you have any questions, feedback or concerns please do not hesitate to contact our Events & Competitions Coordinator Timothy Heathcote at email@example.com as we are very dedicated to working WITH schools as we Return to Play