2019 AJBVC Wrap Up

2019 AJBVC Wrap Up

April 23, 2019, 12:59 PM AEST







Volleyball Victoria have returned home from the AJBVC held in Bunbury, WA with one Gold Medal, two Silvers and a Bronze.

Victoria was well-represented with 53 athletes across 9 divisions hitting the sand for the four-day competition.  The journey began with a shaky start with a 5 hour flight delay faltering all plans to get to the Opening Ceremony on time.  Eventually making it into Bunbury at 6:30pm local time, the athletes and coaches alike still had high spirits with a long week ahead beginning at 7am the following morning. 

Blake Kuipers and Mitchell McCombe (U19M) completed their final year of eligibility going out as Gold Medal winners against Queensland’s Morrow/Tabuarua.  Victoria’s first Gold Medal at AJBVC since 2017 (Van Rensburg/Ingram U19W).  This was supported with a Bronze medal to teammates Kyle Van Rensburg and Alexander Bye.

Lauren Taylor and Nicola Gregory (U19W) fought valiantly against WA’s Sanchez/Serra however it wasn’t to be with the Victorians taking home the Silver Medal.

In the U16 Boys, Oliver Diano and Jason Fernandes won a Silver Medal against QLD’s Drake/McEvoy. 

Victoria finished third in the Andy Burdin Shield behind Western Australia and Queensland.

For a full list of results, please click here.

Volleyball Victoria would like to once again thank Tony Strong and his team at helloworld Travel – Helensvale Plaza, the team behind the uniform Joust, Melbourne Beaches Volleyball Association and VicBeach for their continued support of the Beach State Team program.  During the competition, we were also assisted by the following local organisations and communities who we must also extend our thanks:
• Bunbury Power Boat and Fishing Club
• Dolphin Discovery Centre
• Subway – Bunbury Homemaker Centre
• Coast To Coast – The Golden Roast Catering
• Eaton Tavern
• Strap-It
• Victoria University
• Radford Athletic Group

The 2019 Beach State Team program will conclude at the upcoming Blue and White Jacket Dinner night scheduled for May 25th at the Novotel Hotel, St. Kilda.

Volleyball Victoria Sponsors

Volleyball Australia
Sport and Recreation Victoria
Australian Volleyball Warehouse
Telstra Store Stud Park
Helloworld Helensvale Plaza