2023 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup comes to stunning close

The biggest Australian Volleyball Schools Cup for the Gold Coast has come to a stunning close with close to 500 teams from 150 schools taking part.  Six days of non-stop action saw some of the country’s top emerging talent on display, showcasing a bright future as part of the green and gold runway towards Brisbane 2032.  Volleyball Australia CEO Andrew…

From player to coach – Mountain Creek’s story

On the penultimate day of the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup, emotions and passion were running high as teammates both on and off the court spurred on their schools, building towards tomorrow’s finals.  And while the results and the tournament points are important, for the Year 11 Girls team from Mountain Creek on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, that’s not all that is…

Double gold for Aussies at Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour 

Australia has finished on top of the ladder in the men’s and women’s finals of the Beach Pro Tour in Geelong today. In the men’s, Birmingham Commonwealth Games gold medalist Paul Bunnett (SA) took home his first Beach Pro Tour gold medal, with new teammate Jack Pearse (SA). They defeated New Zealand’s Thomas Reid & John McManaway in straight sets 2:0…

Super Sunday thriller set to bring the heat to Geelong 

The stage is set for a thrilling Super Sunday of the World Beach Volleyball Pro Tour in Geelong, with tomorrow’s semi finals line up decided.  Birmingham Commonwealth Games gold medalist Paul Burnett has teamed up with Jack Pearse for this event, with the duo winning the first of the quarter finals to put them through to tomorrow’s semi finals.  Coming…

Local teams ready to rock Geelong this weekend

Pool matches wrapped up at the Beach Pro Tour on Rippleside Beach today as Geelong Beach Volleyfest continued to build towards the final weekend. Twelve teams remain in each draw going into Saturday, with Australian teams certain to make their presence felt in both the men’s and women’s draws. Men’s No.2 seeds Jack Pearse and Paul Burnett are straight through…

It’s Official! The Beach Volleyball World Championships head to sunny Adelaide in 2025

Lausanne, Switzerland (October 16, 2023) – Volleyball World confirms that Adelaide, the picturesque capital of South Australia, will host the 2025 edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. This announcement comes on the heels of the official agreement signing in Tlaxcala, Mexico, the host city for the 2023 edition. 2025 will mark a historic first when Australia takes the…

EOI open for 2024 Australian Volleyball Academy

Expressions of interest are open for athletes looking to join the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) program in 2024 The AVA is the High Performance Development Program for volleyball and beach volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport. The program helps identify Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Tour potential athletes. The AVA headquarters and training base…

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…