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General Managerís Update

April 26, 2018, 02:42 PM AEST









General Managerís Update

30 April

In the GMís update this month:

  • Board Update
    • 2018 Annual General Meeting
    • Inaugural Affiliate Awards
  •  Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships

Board Update

2018 Annual General Meeting

The Volleyball Victoria Inc Annual General Meeting was held Saturday, 21 April at the State Volleyball Centre @ Dandenong Stadium with 23 people in attendance representing, Affiliates, State League Clubs, Life Members, and other interested stakeholders.

The Board presented the 2017 Annual Report and Financial Statements with the motion to adopt carried unanimously.  The Report and Statements are available in both electronic and hardcopy, on request.  The 2018 Budget was also presented with a brief description of some key initiatives, and was subsequently also adopted unanimously.

One ballot was contested for the positions of Officer Director, with Elizabeth Tupper and Brendan Fleiter successful in retaining their positions.  The unsuccessful nominee, Luke Campbell, was acknowledged in the room for his time serving on the Board since his original co-option in 2013 and his contribution especially his hands-on approach, expertise in coaching, and time spent with affiliates.

Volleyball Victoria welcomed a new member to the Board with Christie Jenkins elected unopposed in the Ordinary member position.

Relevant documents:

Inaugural Affiliate Awards

Following the AGM, the Board hosted the inaugural Volleyball Victoria Affiliate Awards during an informal cocktail hour.  Affiliate Presidents and Award finalists were hosted as invited as guests of Volleyball Victoria.

Thanks to all Associations and affiliates who have nominated for the inaugural Affiliate Awards.  Awards were presented for the following categories:

        I.    Most Outstanding Association

The Most Outstanding Association is a compliant affiliate who is innovative, progressive, and achieves growth through the provision of quality experiences, including for coaches, officials, volunteers, and participants.

Honourable Mention: Volleyball Horsham, Bendigo Volleyball Association, Korumburra Volleyball Association, Maroondah Volleyball

Winner: Melbourne Beaches Volleyball Association

2017 has been a significant year of growth for MBVA achieving 45% membership growth, with adult membership increasing 30% and Social membership a staggering 85%.  MBVA have enjoyed a highly successful beach tour with 15% growth in events.

Individually, Christie Jenkins and Carrie Van Rensburg received Leader Sports Awards, while Carrie partnered with Rebecca Ingram to win Youth Commonwealth Games Gold.

        II.    Most Outstanding Junior Program

The Most Outstanding Junior Program have made a significant contribution to the growth and development of junior volleyball in their community through the establishment of an accredited Spikezone or Sporting Schools program. It provides tangible recognition for the efforts of individuals in improving and developing volleyball at grassroots level.

Honourable Mention: Korumburra Volleyball Association

Winner: Maroondah Volleyball

In 2015, Maroondah Volleyball had four children attending Spikezone each week.  Through hours of networking within the local community and capitalising on the Sporting Schools program, Maroondah Volleyball has steadily increased these numbers.

Now in the tenth term of program delivery, up to 60 children attend weekly, occupying all five available courts.  The Spikezone pathway has allowed the Association to grow their Local League to full capacity, with new younger and womenís teams entering the competition.

At the same time, Maroondah Volleyball was introducing new child safety measures in response to State Government Standards, focusing on the education of coaches and implementing new and updated polices.

        III.    Excellence in Coaching

The Excellence in Coaching Award has excelled in providing support, development, and growth of both coaches and athletes within their Club, Association, and/or Volleyball Victoria.

Honourable Mention: Glenn Trembath (Latrobe Valley Volleyball Inc)

Winner: Todd Broadbent (Bendigo Volleyball Association)

Todd is an active member within the Bendigo Volleyball Association and is involved in a variety of coaching roles, including: School Sport Victoria 15 & Under State Team whom he guided to national silver, Bendigo Academy of Sport Boysí Volleyball Program Head Coach, and a coach in the Australian Junior Boys Program.

Through Toddís volunteer role with Bendigo Volleyball Association, he has guided and mentored many past athletes to assist and progress with coaching and had built a reputation of providing quality coaching throughout Bendigo and surrounding areas.

        IV.    Volunteer Achievement Award

The Volunteer of the Year Award recognises outstanding services to volleyball in the areas of administration, officiating, and volunteering at Club, Association, and/or Volleyball Victoria level. It provides tangible recognition for the efforts of individuals in improving and developing volleyball.

Honourable Mention: All nominees will be recognised and presented with a unique certificate

Winner: Chris Gordon (Maroondah Volleyball)

As President of Maroondah Volleyball, Chris has shown considerable leadership and engenders a positive force within the Association and the Committee, encouraging participation from a range of members to improve the Association.

The successes of Maroondah Volleyball in 2017, include: the Maroondah Tournament, securing access to the newly constructed HP Parker Reserve as a Maroondah Volleyball venue, increased community involvement, expanding junior programs, State League participation, and member development all largely due to Chrisí efforts.

        V.    Most Outstanding School

The Most Outstanding School has demonstrated their contribution and achievement in the sport of volleyball across Victoria.

Honourable Mention: Rowville Secondary College 
Winner: Mazenod College

The Mazenod Volleyball Program had over 90 athletes and 20 volunteers. Of this group,12 athletes and four coaches represented Victoria at the 2017 Australian Junior Volleyball Championships.

2017 proved to be an exceptional year for Mazenod, earning the title of Champion School at the Volleyball Victoria Schools Cup Ė Three Day event, whilst competing in only half the draw, and subsequently being named the Champion Boysí School at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup and attaining a top five finish, again competing in only half the draw.

Geoff Rietschel
General Manager

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