General Manager’s Update

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General Manager’s Update

August 29, 2017, 11:19 AM AEST








General Manager’s Update

31 August

  • Scott Davidson joins Volleyball Victoria
  • State League Awards dinner
  • Board update Strategic Plan Pathways

Scott Davidson joins Volleyball Victoria

Further to the Volleyball Victoria’s commitments to ‘Create pathways for every player, coach and official to achieve excellence according to their desires and abilities’, Scott Davidson has been recruited to the role of Pathways Coordinator.  Scott immediately assumes responsibility for the State Team program and will oversee the final preparations and attend the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships on the Gold Coast in late September.

Scott joins Volleyball Victoria from his role as Human Resource Manager at Melbourne Sports Institute with responsibility for more than 5,000 staff, including working with and coordinating 350 casual volleyball referees to service a range of clients.

The Pathways Coordinator role will also have responsibility to work with key stakeholders in the delivery of athlete development, elite training programs, and the education and training of coaches and officials to a higher standard.

Volleyball Victoria is pleased to welcome Scott to the role.

State League Awards dinner

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all those State League representatives in attendance at the recent Awards dinner and congratulate all the winners.  The night was well attended and brought together the State League community for the final official function of the season.

I would like to thank the Life Members who were able to join us for the evening and assist us in the presentation of awards.  This connection is vital and reminds us of the rich history from which State League arises.

Johanna Young from Heidelberg Volleyball Club was voted Most Valuable Player in Premier Women, while Michael Cirillo of Melbourne University Renegades claimed his second award in three years as Most Valuable Player in premier Men.  Monash University were once again earned the title of Champion Club and added their names to the Tomas Santamaria Shield.

More information:


Board update – Strategic Plan input

As commenced in the July edition, consultation continues on the development of the 2018-20 Strategic Plan.  Members, participants, and all stakeholders are invited to provide input over the coming months.
This month we focus on the Pathways pillar.

PATHWAYS - Create pathways for every player, coach and official to achieve excellence according to their desires and abilities

Objective: Provide a clear elite development pathway which will allow talented athletes the opportunity to progress to elite competitive levels


  • Review and refine state team trials and structures within the national structure
  • Continually communicate with the community on opportunities available
  • Foster relationships between coaches officials and athletes

Objective: Establish a clearly defined development pathway for Victorian coaches and officials


  • Work with Volleyball Australia in establishing and implementing new and existing education and national accreditation programs for coaches and officials
  • Communicate all opportunities to coaches and officials

Objective: Recruit, develop and support all volunteers, including coaches and officials


  • Identify gaps in current information that will assist clubs in recruiting volunteers
  • Understand what clubs and affiliates do in supporting volunteers
  • Increase reward and recognition of volunteers in all areas of volleyball

How will VVI Measure Success?

  • Number of Victorian Coaches, officials and volunteers registered with VVI
  • Number of times opportunities are communicated to the volleyball community
  • Develop volunteer network which all affiliates and clubs can access
  • Increased opportunity to recognise volunteers
  • Volunteer recognition and reward program
  • Development of resources and manual for volunteers

More information: 2018-20 Strategic Plan feedback

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