Four beach volleyball athletes announced to compete under the Eiffel Tower at Paris 2024

Olympic silver medallists Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar, along with Olympic debutants Thomas Hodges and Zachery Schubert, were announced to the Australian Olympic Team for Paris 2024 today at Adelaide Oval. Taliqua and Mariafe will again join forces for the women’s beach volleyball event after their history-making performances in Tokyo. This will mark both athletes third Olympic appearance,…

Dates released for Adelaide 2025 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

The FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships is heading exclusively to Adelaide, South Australia in spring next year for its first time in the southern hemisphere. Volleyball Australia together with the FIVB and Volleyball World, today announced that the event will be held from Friday 14 to Sunday 23 November 2025, creating 10 days of world class beach volleyball action in…

Tournament Watch | AVC Challenge Cup for Men

After a day off from competition due to two straight wins in the Group stage, the Men’s Volleyroos returned to the court for their AVC Challenge Cup Quarter Final last night. Despite a strong start to the game that saw them claim the first set, the Volleyroos were ultimately defeated by Kazakhstan after they fought back in the second half…

EOI – 2024 Australian Sitting Volleyball Championships

Volleyball Australia is excited to announce the return of the Australian Sitting Volleyball Championships after 20 years. The event will be held in Bendigo, Victoria prior to September’s Australian Youth Volleyball Championships. We are calling for expressions of interest from organisations that wish to enter teams. Final details of the competition including, entry fee, tournament regulations and team nominations will…

Tournament Watch | World ParaVolley Beach Volleyball World Championships

Nick Coburn, Brad Barclay and Japhy Duldig have finished fifth at the inaugural World ParaVolley Beach Volleyball World Championships in China. Taking on tough opposition, the Australians didn’t manage a victory in the pool match or quarter-final, but improved throughout the tournament and eventually took down Poland 2 in the fifth-place playoff. The Poland 1 team was crowned World Champions…

Volleyroos taking on the Challenge

The Women’s Volleyroos squad at the Asian Challenge Cup had a slightly younger feel to it and with good reason. With barely a handful of players returning to the national set-up post-COVID, the opportunity has presented itself in recent years to blood some new players, and now an emerging crop of stars could potentially be in the frame for an…

Tournament Watch | AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Australia’s Women Volleyroos finish in fourth place at the AVC Challenge Cup after falling to the host nation in the bronze medal match. In front of a raucous home crowd, Philippines were too strong on their way to a straight sets win. Apart from the bronze medal-winning Philippines, the only other team Australia fell to in the tournament was Vietnam…

The Wambuyn Mulumun – part of our journey to reconciliation

The Volleyroos are quite literally wearing their commitment to reconciliation on their sleeve with their playing strip displaying artwork – Wambuyn Mulumun – designed by indigenous two-time Olympic boxer Brad Hore. The Women’s Volleyroos have worn the Wambuyn Mulumun uniform for the first time at the AVC Challenge Cup over the past week in Manila, on their way to a…

Historic results at Elite16 in Portugal

Three Australian teams were in Portugal for one of the final Beach Pro Tour tournaments before the Olympic qualification period ends with two teams turning in historic results. The two men’s teams – Zachery Schubert & Thomas Hodges and Mark Nicolaidis & Izac Carracher – both faced an uphill task just to make the main draw, needing to go through qualifying on Wednesday. Both…

Volleyroos advance to final four

Courtesy AVC Australia punched in their semis slot after a thrilling 3-1 win (26-24, 25-23, 25-27, 31-29) against Iran in the Preliminary Round of the 2024 AVC Challenge Cup on Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Avenging defeat in their last encounter during the 2023 AVC Challenge Cup in Surabaya, Australia outplayed Iran in the Pool A of the Manila…