Canberra Brought the Heat to Take AVL Trophy Back to ACT

After four years of minor medals, the Canberra Heat are bringing the Men’s Australian Volleyball League (AVL) trophy back home to the ACT after defeating the Adelaide Storm in an epic five-set battle at Carrara Indoor Stadium on the Gold Coast. In a two-hour marathon that went down to the wire, it was Captain Andre Borgeaud’s team who secured the…

Queensland Bring Home the Women’s Australian Volleyball League Crown

The Queensland Pirates have won their first Women’s AVL title in 10 years, defeating WA Steel in a five set marathon at Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium on the Gold Coast. The Pirates started their season towards the bottom of the ladder, winning only three of their first eight matches of the season. Their momentum changed after their bye in the…

New Champions to Rise to the Top in AVL Finals

The two year COVID hiatus has certainly shaken up the Australian Volleyball League (AVL) finals, with the potential for new teams to win their first ever titles on Sunday, while the defending champions are both fighting for bronze. The first Men’s semifinal was a familiar sight, as the QLD Pirates and Canberra Heat battled over five epic sets at Carrara…

Gold Coast Ready for AVL Finals Showdown

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the long awaited Australian Volleyball League (AVL) Finals are here, where two teams will be crowned champions for 2022. Eight teams from five clubs are on the Gold Coast to compete at the Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium over two action-packed days, with semi-finals on Saturday and medal matches on Sunday. Entry…

Australian Volleyball League – Round 7 wrap

That’s a wrap on the seven-round AVL season for 2022. The top four teams have been decided and they will all converge in the Gold Coast in two weeks’ time for the AVL Finals, to determine who will be crowned national champions for 2022! Melbourne Vipers v QLD Pirates Women’s Game 1: VIC 2:3 QLD (25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 25-17)Women’s…

McHugh and Burnett Win Asian Championships Silver

Aussies Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett have won silver at the Bandar Abbas-hosted 2022 Asian Senior Men’s Beach Volleyball Championship, with the second seeds and Tokyo 2020 Olympics bronze medallists Cherif Younousse and Ahmed Tipjan from Qatar securing the gold. The 2:0 (21-16, 21-17) win on Friday evening handed the in-form Qataris the Asian title for the third time in…

Australian Volleyball League – Round 6 Wrap

QLD Pirates vs Tasmanian Echidnas Men’s Game 1 – QLD 3:0 TAS (25-22; 25-18; 25-21)Men’s Game 2 – QLD 3:2 TAS (15-25; 23-25; 25-19; 25-23; 15-11) Saturday’s opening match between the Men’s Pirates and Echidnas was a tale of two Connors, with both Connor Rudder and Connor O’Neill hitting over the block and finding the Tassie floor with alarming regularity…

Australians the team to beat as new exciting partnerships unfold at the women’s Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 event in Torquay

Australians Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar will be the team to beat in Torquay, with the Tokyo Olympic Games silver medallists leading a strong field of international competitors participating in the women’s Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Elite 16 event. The tournament – the highest level of the Beach Pro Tour – starts on 29 November as part…

McHugh & Burnett Look to Defend Asian Senior Men’s Beach Volleyball Championships Crown

Three Australian Teams will represent the green and gold at this week’s Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) 2022 Asian Senior Men’s Beach Volleyball Championships in Bandar Abbas, from 14-18 November. The Australian contingent will be headlined by Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallists and defending Asian Senior Men’s Beach Volleyball Champions Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett. They will be joined by…