Australia to host FIVB Level 2 Coaching Course

Australia to host FIVB Level 2 Coaching Course

VA to host FIVB L2 Coaching Course lead by Triple Olympian Louise Bawden

Volleyball Australia is excited to announce that we will host the FIVB Level 2 Coaching Course in Sydney from 3rd-7th July 2021. This is a great opportunity for coaches to improve their knowledge through the expertise of an official FIVB coach developer, with presentations of the most recent trends of the modern game.

Louise Bawden has been appointed by the FIVB to lead the course. Louise competed for Australia in both indoor and beach volleyball; at the 2000 Olympics, as a 19-year-old, she represented Australia in indoor volleyball, where the team finished in ninth place. She then went on to play professionally in the Netherlands for two seasons, as well as help the Australian Women’s team qualify for the 2002 World Championships in Leipzig, Germany.

Bawden switched to beach volleyball and successfully made the 2012 Olympic team for the London games with partner Becchara Palmer. She went on to represent Australia again in the 2016 Rio Olympics with new partner, Taliqua Clancy. Bawden and Clancy finished fifth, falling to eventual bronze medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings and partner April Ross.

Bawden’s professional beach career is a decorated one, as the 2009 FIVB Rookie of the Year was also named the Australian Beach Volleyball Player of the Year six times.

In 2018, Louise announced her retirement from international beach volleyball competition at 37 years of age. The same year, she took on the role of Assistant Coach of Stanford University Women’s Beach Volleyball program in California, USA.

We anticipate that this course will be very popular so encourage that anyone who is interested ensure that you fill in the EOI on time with all necessary details.

If you have any further enquires please email VA Education Manager, Nam Pham (

Name of Course:

FIVB Coaching Course – Level 2


The whole course will be 35 days. 30 days of E-Learning course and 5 days of Practical course.

FIVB will provide participants access to the online course material. Volleyball Australia will host the practical course.


Saturday 3rd– Wednesday 7th July 2021

(Final schedule to be confirmed. Participants should expect each day to start at 9am, with possible late finishes at approximately 7pm)


Netball Central

Olympic Boulevarde, Sydney Olympic Park



(Includes FIVB Course Fee, Lunch and snacks daily, Welcome Dinner, 2x Course shirts)


Bookings are the responsibility of the participants. VA are currently working on options for participants at special event rates.


Bookings are the responsibility of the participants.


Only current and active Volleyball Australia Level 3 Coaches who reside in Australia will be eligible to attend the course. Unfortunately due to COVID travel restrictions, international coaches will not be eligible for this course.


Please fill in the EOI by May 21st 2021. Successful applicants will be notified by May 26th 2021.

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