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General Managerís Update

February 01, 2018, 11:20 AM AEST









General Managerís Update

31 January

  • Volleyball Victoria welcomes Matt Berry
  • 2018 Affiliation and Membership
  • Board update Ė Inaugural Affiliate Awards

Volleyball Victoria welcomes Matt Berry

On behalf of the Board, I am happy to advise that Matt Berry has joined the Office as the new Development Coordinator filling the vacancy created by Cary Ann Mooreís resignation.  Whilst Cary Annís departure was disappointing, it is our very good fortune to secure Matt and his wealth of experience and passion for volleyball.

Matt will be well known to many in the volleyball community as a State League player, former State Team junior, Schools Cup coach, and regional player at Volleyball Horsham.  He has already identified a number of new initiatives and brings much energy to the role.
Most recently, Matt attained a teacher qualification, in addition to his Sports Management Degree, and has been working in community sport increasing participation and organisational capacity.

If you are interested to speak with Matt regarding junior programs, coach and official education, Sporting Schools, or any other development item, please donít hesitate to contact him at the Office, 03 9794 0009.

2018 Affiliation and Membership

Renewals for 2018 affiliation and membership will shortly open with the membership period commencing 1 April.  Information is available on the Volleyball Victoria website outlining the membership types and cost structure for affiliates and individual members.

In 2018, we have sought to accommodate the large number of Social members who seek to compete in events, have reduced the cost for 2+ Day Event membership, and have introduced an entry level fee for Casual members 13 years and under.

Previous membership registrations show most members in the social category are required to upgrade to access events throughout the year and this merging of categories will result in more affordable membership.  A fee increase applies across two categories, Full and Social, the first since 2016.

For more information on the membership fees and related benefits, please visit the VVI website:

Board update Ė Inaugural Affiliate Awards

The Board has recently adopted an Awards & Recognition Policy that includes the introduction of annual affiliate awards.  The Board has strongly supported the initiative, identifying the lack of State-wide awards as a significant gap in the recognition of the affiliate community.

The following categories have been identified in the inaugural year:

I.    Most Outstanding Association
Awarded to the Association that is an engaged partner of Volleyball Victoria who achieves growth through the provision of quality experiences.

II.    Most Outstanding Junior Program
Awarded to an affiliate that has contributed to the growth and development of junior volleyball in their community.

III.    Excellence in Coaching
Awarded to the individual who has made an outstanding contribution by providing support, development, and growth of coaches and/or athletes within their Club, Association, or Victoria.

IV.    Volunteer Achievement Award
Awarded to an individual who provides outstanding services to volleyball in the areas of administration, officiating, and volunteering at Club, Association or State level.

V.    Most Outstanding School
Awarded to the school that is an engaged partner of Volleyball Victoria who supports growth in the sport and achieves a high standard of success on court.

At this time, the Board is planning to host a formal function at the conclusion of the Annual General Meeting in April.  More information and invitations to affiliates will soon be provided.

More information on the awards and the nomination forms will be available by mid-February with an anticipated closing date of mid-March.

Strategic Plan

The Board would also like to thank all affiliates and other stakeholders who took the time to contribute to the development of the 2018-10 Strategic Plan.  The Plan is near final with a final review of language to ensure clarity and intent, and confirmation of key outputs and measures.

The final action will be an ideation session with Board and staff to ensure that key priorities are clear and strategies are appropriately resourced enabling staff to complete their respective workplans.

The current iteration of the Strategic Plan 2018-20 can be found on the Volleyball Victoria website, 

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