National Volunteer Week | Dr Stephen Giugni OAM

Stephen Giugni has been travelling to the biggest events in the ParaVolley world for over 20 years. Stephen commenced his association with World ParaVolley almost 25 years ago, in preparation for the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. Since then, he has worked as a referee, referee observer, referee delegate and is passionate about developing the officials that have the role to…

National Careers Week | Kat Chen

During her playing career, Kat Chen knew the importance of combining volleyball with study and a life off the court. However as her sporting career neared its end and the next chapter drew closer, volleyball kept drawing her back with opportunities that have seen her guide the Adelaide Storm women’s team as head coach, while now she is assistant coach…

National Development Camps – Coach/Manager EOI

Volleyball Australia (VA) is conducting three Development Camps in 2024, following the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships, the Australian Youth Volleyball Championships and the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup. To assist in resourcing these camps, VA is calling for Expressions of Interest from coaches to assist in conducting the development camps. To be considered for the Camp, coaches must: Camps will be…

Volleyball Australia to host FIVB Level 2 Coaching Course

Volleyball Australia is thrilled to announce that a FIVB Level 2 Coaching Course will be held in Adelaide from 6-10 July 2024. This presents a fantastic opportunity for coaches to enhance their expertise with insights from an official FIVB coach developer, who will cover the latest trends in the modern game. Leading this course is Mark Lebedew, a distinguished figure…

Youngest referee developing skills at Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships

The second day of the Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships saw teams from around Australia return to Coolangatta Beach for another action-packed day of competition and camaraderie. More than 510 athletes took to the beach in an effort to test their skills, secure themselves points and advance in the tournament. While the Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships is a fantastic…

Job Opportunity: Assistant Coach – Volleyball Australia Pathway Programs (QLD)

Volleyball Australia is recruiting for an Assistant Coach for its Pathway Programs based in Brisbane, Queensland. The purpose of the role is to ssist with the planning, organisation and delivery of training sessions and athlete case management primarily in the Elite and Development squad space (but also in other tiers of the Queensland pathway program) in both volleyball (indoor) and…

Join the Volleyball Australia Team – Emerging Talent Program Head Coach

The Volleyball Australia Emerging Talent Program is currently recruiting for a Head Coach, to be based in Brisbane, Queensland. The purpose of the role is to lead the delivery and direction of the well-established Volleyball Australia Emerging Talent Program in Queensland (with over 500 athletes and 20 casual coaches), in collaboration with the Queensland Academy of Sport, Volleyball Australia coaches,…

Rachel Orchard Inducted into Oregon State University Hall of Fame

Australian Women’s Volleyroos Assistant Coach Rachel Orchard ( nee. Rourke) was inducted into the Oregon State University Hall of Fame on Friday.   Rachel, referred to as an ‘OSU legend’ set a number of firsts for the Oregon State Volleyball Program during her 5-year college career from 2005-2009, including a program record of 36 kills in one match. The Outside Hitter…

Join the Volleyball Australia Team – three new vacancies

Volleyball Australia is advertising three exciting career opportunities in the high performance space National Development Assistant Coach, Men’s Beach Volleyball Program (Adelaide location)Applications close at 5pm on 5th November The role of the National Development Assistant Coach is to support the National Development Coach to lead, plan and deliver a training program for the preparation of individual development athletes, to build a…

ParaVolley judge books global ticket

Canberra’s Michael Fitzpatrick recently returned from the 2023 ParaVolley Asia Oceania Championships in Astana, Kazakhstan. As an experienced referee, the sport has taken him to a number of locations across the world, and at this tournament he was attending alongside fellow Australians technical delegate Glenn Steward, jury member Weiping Wei and referee delegate Stephan Giugni OAM. Volleyball Australia caught up…