General Manager's Update

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General Manager's Update

August 04, 2017, 12:07 PM AEST

General Manager’s Update

31 July

•    Tim Heathcote joins Volleyball Victoria
•    Schools Cup – Three Day event
•    State League finals
•    Board update

Tim Heathcote joins Volleyball Victoria
On behalf of the Board, I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Tim Heathcote to the role of Events & Competitions Coordinator.  Tim comes to the role having worked for several years in the sports management field with Netball Victoria, Melbourne University Cricket Club, and Touch Football Australia.

Tim is currently is completing both a Graduate Diploma of Sports Law and Masters of Business (Sports Management) and will bring considerable expertise to the Office.
Tim stated, “I’m very excited to be working for Volleyball Victoria” and in attending the Schools Cup on the weekend prior to his Monday commencement, noted how impressed he was with the scale of the event.

We look forward to Tim stepping in to the role.

Schools Cup – Three Day event

The Volleyball Victoria Schools Cup – Three Day event concluded on Sunday, 30 July with Mazenod College victorious in resting the Champion School award from Eltham High School and Billanook College who have had a stranglehold on the Cup for a decade.  Monbulk and Rowville Secondary College filled the final top five places, with Rowville unable to secure the Schools Cup trifecta, having previously claimed the 2017 Beach Schools Cup and One Day event.

Once again the event attracted more than 160 team entries from 34 schools and saw closely contested divisions throughout.  The result of Champion School was decided by only 2 points and is testament to the competitiveness of the event.

Volleyball Victoria thanks all participating schools, athletes, coaches, team personnel, and the vast number of families and friends who attended the event.  We genuinely appreciate this support and hope to continue to provide a quality experience for everyone in attendance.

I would also like to extend thanks to the event staff, including the Office personnel, who extend themselves on these occasions, these are significant events and require much effort to bring to fruition.

More information:

State League finals

A reminder to all fans of volleyball that State League finals commence this weekend at the State Volleyball Centre.  The premier competition in Victoria, State league will see 40 teams compete the first week of semi-finals, with Junior Women commencing at 8:30am and the final games scheduled for 4:00pm.

Melbourne Uni Renegades, Monash University, Yarra Ranges, and Dandenong are all well represented in the finals, each with multiple teams competing.  While five Clubs fill the eight semi-finals places across Premier Men’s and Women’s.

More information:

Board update – Strategic Plan input

As previously advised, the 2014-17 Strategic Plan expires in December and the Board is seeking to retain the existing framework.  Over the coming months, a summary of each strategic pillar will be provided and your input is sought to help shape the 2018-20 Strategic Plan.

This month we focus on the Mission, Vision, Purpose, and Participation pillar.


To lead, grow, and promote volleyball across Victoria


For volleyball to be a high profile sport in Victoria and recognised as the leading volleyball state in Australia


1) To create a framework for clubs, athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers to contribute and grow
2) To create pathways for participation and excellence in volleyball
3) Showcase the health, lifestyle and social benefits of volleyball

PARTICIPATION - Offer the best programs and events which improve the overall experience of our participants

Objective: Increase accessibility to volleyball for all junior players regardless of location, age or ability


•    Facilitate joint programs with affiliates aimed at increasing participation and membership
•    Develop new initiatives and programs that engage new and diverse participation
•    Work with the school network to increase opportunities in volleyball
•    Work with state and local government in delivering strategic programs

Objective: Produce sustainable competitions and events throughout Victoria


•    Further develop the current social competitions and implement new social competitions around the state
•    Increase the opportunities for the community to engage with VVI through newly structured events, competitions and programs
•    Assist affiliates in establishing and growing competitions and events in their regions
•    Review all structures and policies to ensure clubs and affiliates are able to grow participation and membership

How will VVI Measure Success?

Participation data research including retention rates, registered players, and new participation data
Competition and event participation data

Establishing agreements with affiliates and associations

More information:

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