Beach Pro Tour Torquay Elite 16 to start on Tuesday with qualification round

Thirty-two teams equally divided between men and women will compete tomorrow in the qualification round of the Beach Pro Tour Torquay Elite 16, trying to claim one of the four spots available to complete the 16-team main draw for each category. The women’s qualification tournament includes one of the Torquay Challenge finalists, the Chinese duo of Lvwen Yuan and Jie…

Sara Hughes and Kelly Cheng take Women’s Torquay Challenge title

The USA team of Sara Hughes and Kelly Cheng were crowned Torquay Challenge champions today after defeating Lvwen Yuan and Jie Dong (CHN)  in the Women’s Final of the Beach Pro Tour tournament, the first of three events featured in the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest. The top seeded team of the Challenge event were dominant, leading from the very…

The Phoenix are forging a new identity for volleyball in NSW

Much in the vein of their eponymous mythological bird, this year the NSW Phoenix franchise are all about forging a new identity for volleyball in NSW. With some exciting additions bringing new strength to the teams after the two-year COVID-19 break, the franchise was looking forward to seeing their athletes finally represent the Phoenix indoors, and showcase the team spirit…

Olympic and World Champions will descend on Torquay for the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest

Olympic and World Champions will be competing at the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest alongside 21 Australian Teams, as entries for the Volleyworld Beach Pro Tour Elite16 and Challenge events have been confirmed. Australian fans will have the unique opportunity to watch in action both reigning men’s and women’s world champions, with Norwegian Olympic gold medallists Anders Mol & Christian…

Leadership and experience fuel Adelaide Storm’s AVL 2022 title run

After a two-year break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the consensus at the start of the AVL season was that the title was up for grabs and it was any team’s opportunity to win. With many franchises recruiting new players and developing young talents in their ranks, the Adelaide Storm decided their best chance for success was to rely on…

Beach Volleyroo Max Guehrer announces retirement from international-level competition

Asian Beach Volleyball Championships bronze medalist and Continental Cup winner Max Guehrer announced today that he will retire from international-level beach volleyball. Guehrer, aged 26, was a member of the Australian team who won the Asian Continental Cup in 2021, playing an important role in the qualification of the Australian men’s beach volleyball team to the Tokyo Olympic Games. The…

WA Steel’s young talents have AVL gold in their sights

With over twenty new recruits across the men and women’s team and a number of under-19 players in the rotations, the WA Steel franchise looks quite different in 2022. Even men’s coach Ben Gray is making his official AVL season debut, having joined last year before the season was canceled. Assistant Coaches Rachel Trent and Desiree Tan will provide support…

AVL – Young Echidnas show plenty of promise in first AVL year

At their first year in the AVL, the Tasmanian Echidnas are considered by many the league’s underdogs, but that doesn’t mean that they won’t make the other teams fight hard for their points. A Tasmania-based volleyball franchise built with the aim of bringing together the best players from around the State and building a pathway for Tasmanian young talents, the…

STATEMENT FROM VOLLEYBALL AUSTRALIA ON HANCOCK PROSPECTING PARTNERSHIP

Statement from Craig Carracher, President Volleyball Australia, relating to Hancock Prospecting partnership.    Hancock Prospecting has worked closely for almost 10 years with Volleyball Australia and our athletes. From humble years to medals at the Olympics, Commonwealth Games and World Championships, Mrs Rinehart’s sole focus has been on the welfare of athletes and the integrity of our sport, Australia’s most gender…