National Volunteer Week | Luke McBride

Luke McBride first took to the Volleyball court as a teenager and quickly fell in love with the sport. After playing for several years, Luke was motivated to volunteer in order to gain more experience and be more involved in the sport and its community more generally. We caught up with Luke during National Volunteer Week to find out more…

National Volunteer Week | Leanne Wisley

Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Australian sporting community, and this National Volunteer Week, Volleyball Australia is celebrating those who give so much to the sport. After a cross-country move more than a decade ago led her to pursue new experiences, Leanne Wisley fell in love with the Volleyball community and the sport as a whole. Having held…

International Volleyball Hall of Fame – Vote for Barry Couzner

Volleyball Australia is calling on the community to get behind the potential induction of an Australian to the International Volleyball Hall of Fame (IVHF). Barry Couzner OAM, the former President of World ParaVolley, has been nominated in the Leader category, and a Fan Vote is open until Sunday 14 April 2024. Fans can vote daily for as many nominees as…

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…

Coach returns to Schools Cup for 36th year

The largest participation event on the Volleyball Australia calendar, the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup is currently taking place on the Gold Coast in Queensland, with day four delivering action aplenty. Currently in its 39th year, the Schools Cup is the largest school-based sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting teams from across Australia and New Zealand. It is likely that…

Christmas Island making Australian Volleyball Schools Cup Debut

The 2023 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup is well underway on the Gold Coast in Queensland, with day three of the action providing more than its fair share of exciting moments and big plays. Alongside the many returning faces, there are a number of schools competing at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup for the very first time, and while many have…

Volleyball Australia’s Largest Participation Event Taking Place on Gold Coast

Volleyball Australia is pleased to partner with Tourism and Events Queensland and Experience Gold Coast to host the 2023 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup on the Gold Coast from December 3-9, 2023. The record-breaking 2023 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup, at which 5,500 students from 150 schools are competing over six days of competition, is currently taking place across four venues in…

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,…

Brisbane Bayside State College proud to wear student-designed Indigenous jersey

Competition at the iconic Australian Volleyball Schools Cup began today on the Gold Coast, with more than 5,500 students from 150 schools set to compete over the six-day competition.  Alongside the many returning jerseys, there is a new kit worn by defending champions, Brisbane Bayside State College that is making its debut at the 2023 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup.  Designed…