VA Announces Beach Volleyfest Officials

We all know that international and domestic competitions don’t happen without the hardworking and dedicated officials who are on the courts for every single game, ensuring the athletes have a fair and fantastic experience. Volleyball Australia recognises and congratulates the 29 referees who have been appointed to the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest, starting in Torquay, Victoria on Wednesday 23…

Referee Kowald Impresses at Birmingham Commonwealth Games

Looking back at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, it wasn’t just our two Aussie teams that proudly represented the green and gold on British sand. If you looked closely at the broadcast, you may have noticed another Aussie on the sidelines, with Tanya Kowald as an event referee. An experienced Australian referee, Kowald has officiated at a number of international…

Position Available – Volleyball Australia National Education Manager

An exciting opportunity exists for a National Education Manager at Volleyball Australia, based at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the National Education Portfolio in line with the Volleyball in Australia Strategic Plan and Volleyball Australia Participation Plan. Please see attached the position description for details of the role. Applicants should…

Your Coach and Referee Accreditations have a new home! 

Volleyball Australia working together with the State and Territory Volleyball Associations, has transitioned to a new platform (RevolutioniseSPORT) to manage Coach and Referee Accreditations. You now have the capability to complete, renew and upgrade your Volleyball Australia accreditations, as well as access your certificates at any time. Find the links to your state or territory volleyball association’s portal through theses…

Carla Hoorweg grateful for the opportunity to officiate at Asian Men’s Volleyball Championships

After the challenges of the last 18 months, Australian international referee Carla Hoorweg was excited but also challenged to find herself out of Aussie lockdown but thrown into hotel lockdown in Thailand with exemptions to enter an environment of booming music and loud crowds and some volleyball surrounding her. Hoorweg was one of the referees appointed by the Asian Volleyball…

Australian referee proud to be part of the Olympics again

Chris McHugh and Damien Schumann were not the first Australians to take to the sand at Shiokaze Park when they faced world no. 1 Norway last Saturday.  South Australian official John Bennett is part of a 19-strong squad of beach volleyball referees appointed by the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) to ensure the highest standards of officiating at the Tokyo Games….

Linley Scholes giving back to the sport she loves

As part of National Volunteers Week (NVW) Volleyball Australia is celebrating the great work of many people who give back to the sport and help in its delivery from the grassroots right through to the elite. Sports like volleyball wouldn’t be able to grow without the dedication and support of volunteers who selflessly give up their time week in and…