General Manager’s Update

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General Manager’s Update

June 30, 2017, 01:18 PM AEST








General Manager’s Update

30 June

•    Ash Camac announces resignation
•    Changes at State Volleyball Centre
•    Board update – Strategic Plan

Ash Camac announces resignation

After nearly four years in the role of Events & Competitions Coordinator, Ash Camac has decided to call time on his tenure.  Ash has been successful in a very competitive recruitment process with limited intake to join the Country Fire Authority as a professional firefighter.

Ash moved inter-State to join Volleyball Victoria having been in a similar role in SA, though his diehard passion for the Adelaide Crows and unsettling fascination with Rory Sloane, remained.

The impact of his work has been evidenced by the growth or resurgence of his portfolio; all three Schools Cup events continue to grow to record levels, in addition to the introduction of a new Primary Schools Cup, the Social Indoor and Beach competitions are nearing capacity on various days with all competitions headed for a return to their best days, and State League enjoying growth including new senior and junior divisions.

As the Volleyball Victoria representative, Ash contributed significantly to the success of the 2015 World League matches in Melbourne when the Men’s Volleyroos took on Serbia in front of capacity crowds.  In 2016, Ash further enhanced his reputation, by almost single-handedly organising two Women’s Grand Prix practice matches that generated $6,500 in community donations to the Women’s Volleyroos.

More recently, Ash has accepted additional responsibilities in marketing and communications, seeing immediate advances in the presentation of State League, the volleyball annexes at State Volleyball Centre Stadium, and a marked increase in the social media channels.

On behalf of the Board, I take this opportunity to thank Ash for his commitment and hours, both in and out of the Office, in service of the sport.  He has been a hardworking and innovative agent for volleyball and has been particularly integral in the growth of the sport in recent times.  It is not only a loss to Volleyball Victoria but to sport administration that Ash chooses to leave the industry.

The recruitment process is being finalised, with the role currently being advertised on Sportspeople and closing at 6:00pm Sunday, 2 July.  In the meantime, we will endeavour to minimise the disruption to services during the recruitment and induction period.  We thank you for your patience during this time.

More information: Events & Competitions Coordinator

Changes at State Volleyball Centre

As many of you would have noted, Elite Stadium Management & Events (ESME), managers of State Volleyball Centre @ Dandenong Stadium, have recently advised changes to entry conditions.

Several factors have impacted the operation of the Stadium and we are thankful to have been included in discussions with City of Greater Dandenong and ESME to enable us to better understand the implications and to minimise the impact on Volleyball Victoria members.

We understand any increase is typically met with a level of derision but the rising costs associated with the maintenance and operation of the Stadium and the significant reduction in financial support have made difficult decisions necessary, including to increase entry costs.

ESME have introduced initiatives to assist with the proposed fee increase, including the following concessions:

•    Introduction of concession discounts for Healthcare and Pension cardholders
•    Introduction of a family discount
•    Spectators under 12 years of age will be able to enter for free
•    Multi-visit passes will continue to offer a 10 per cent discount when 10 or 20 visit multi-passes are purchased

Volleyball Victoria strongly encourages those members of the community who are regular users to take advantage of the discounts afforded through the multi-passes.

More information: Stadium Announcement

Board update – Strategic Plan

As previously advised, the 2015-17 Strategic Plan expires in December and the Board is seeking to retain the existing framework.  This would result in the current pillars of ‘Participation’, ‘Pathways’, ‘Profile’, and ‘Sustainability’ continuing into the next period, while the strategies contained will need to be updated reflecting completion, abandonment, or evolution.

In the coming months, Volleyball Victoria will provide updates on each of the pillars and seek contribution from stakeholders on the evolution of the strategies contained within.  By mid-July, we anticipate releasing ‘Participation’ for comment and look forward to your input into the development of the 2018-20 Strategic Plan.

More information: 2015-17 Strategic Plan

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