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General Managerís Update

October 08, 2018, 11:26 AM AEST









General Managerís Update

30 September

In the GMís update this month:

  • Australian Junior Volleyball Championships
  • Board Update
    • Comprehensive Competition Structure Review
    • State Facilities Strategy
    • Strategic measures

Australian Junior Volleyball Championships

Volleyball Victoria has once again committed the largest State delegation to compete the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships (AJVC) being hosted on the Gold Coast from 30 September to 6 October.  The State Team delegation will consist of 16 teams, 159 athletes, 34 coaches, and numerous support staff.

The delegation this year will also benefit from a dedicated media resource with Trevor Priest, Volleyball Victoria intern, being supported by Holmesglen College to make the trip to the Gold Coast and provide match coverage and interviews.  We thank Holmesglen for their support of this initiative.

This is the final year Volleyball Qld will host AJVC with the event scheduled to return to Volleyball Australia management in 2019 and Canberra has already been announced as the host city.

For a full wrap of the event, video, images, and the final standings, please visit:

Board Update

Comprehensive Competition Structure Review

Volleyball Victoria was unsuccessful in our application to Vicsport in support for a competition structure review.  The aim of the project was to undertake a comprehensive review that would assess and make recommendation to the structure of the Victorian State League, the interaction with social and local leagues, and the accessibility to the large student base that currently patronises our school events.

Volleyball Victoria will proceed with the scheduled post-season review this month with League Delegates and seek to establish an independent reference group to provide direction to the competition structure.

State Facilities Strategy

The Volleyball Victoria State Facilities Strategy is near completion and is expected to be released in early October.  As extensively reported, this document will recommend actions in support of three key strategies:

  1. Partner in new indoor sports facilities development;
  2. Broaden the Volleyball participation base; &
  3. Adopt a regional approach.

The State Facilities Strategy will be a critical document in the support of affiliates. 

Strategic measures

Participation and membership continue to improve with 2018 tracking ahead of this time last year.  Volleyball Victoria remains engaged with key stakeholders, including State and local Governments, education institutions at all levels, and affiliates.

For more information, please see Membership Infographic

Geoff Rietschel
General Manager

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