EOI open for 2023 Australian Volleyball Academy

Expressions of interest are open for athletes looking to join the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) program in 2023, and close on Friday 9 July. The AVA is designed to identify and develop Olympic potential athletes for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball.  It is the High Performance Development Program for volleyball and beach volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level…

Australian Team to begin AVC U18 Women’s Volleyball Championships In Thailand

Volleyball Australia is pleased to confirm the women’s indoor volleyball team for the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) U18 Women’s Volleyball Championships. Twelve athletes have been selected as part of the team who are competing in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand, from June 6-13. Volleyball Australia National Pathways Manager Paul Smith said: “I’d like to congratulate all 12 junior athletes on their selection…

Australian Volleyball Academy athletes announced for 2022

Volleyball Australia is pleased to announce the athletes who have been selected into the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) for 2022. The AVA is designed to identify and develop Olympic potential athletes for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball. It is the High Performance Development Program for volleyball and beach volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport. 15…

Volleyball Australia looking for homestay families to support AVA athletes in 2022

Volleyball Australia (VA) is currently looking for homestay families to host interstate school-age male and female athletes relocating to Canberra to participate in the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) program from January 2022.  Benefits of being a Homestay Family  The homestay family offers a safe, supportive environment that provides stability for the player, allowing them to focus his/her efforts on their volleyball and academic achievement. The…

AVA graduate bound for North America

The Australian Volleyball Academy is excited to announce another graudate from the AVA program, with Sam Flowerday heading to Canada to play for Thompson River University. Flowerday, originally from Proserpine in North Queensland, has been with the AVA for the last three years. During this time, Flowerday has been selected to be part of the Men’s Volleyroos 2021 Volleyball Nations…

Record applications for 2022 AVA intake

Applications for the 2022 Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) intake have now closed, with Volleyball Australia (VA) receiving over 150 applications, from every state and territory in Australia, and even some from overseas. AVA Men’s Head Coach Brendan Garlick credits the high number of applications to the performance of the national team athletes at the Tokyo Olympic Games and other FIVB…

Australian Volleyball Academy welcomes Dual Olympian David Beard to the team

Volleyball Australia are pleased to announce that dual Olympian David Beard will be joining the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) coaching team from 2022.  Former captain of the Indoor Men’s Volleyroos, Beard played 368 international games for Australia from 1992 to 2004. Beard’s career highlight was representing Australia at the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Olympic Games. During his playing career,…

AVA graduates set for success

The Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) is excited to announce two more graduates from the AVA Program, with Lauren Cox headed to University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and Tara Maland signed with Swedish team Gislaved Volleyball Club. Cox has been awarded a four-year scholarship for UMBC, which competes in the NCAA Division 1 (the highest division in American college volleyball)….

More AVA graduates set to head abroad

The Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) is excited to announce two more graduates from the AVA Program. Korben Phillips and Billy Greber will be headed abroad for the upcoming season. Phillips has secured a scholarship with the University of Jamestown Volleyball program, based in North Dakota, where he will pursue his volleyball career, as well as his studies. Phillips joined the…

EOI open for 2022 Australian Volleyball Academy

Expressions of interest are open for athletes looking to join the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) program in 2022.  The AVA is designed to identify and develop Olympic potential athletes for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball.  It is the High Performance Development Program for volleyball and beach volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport.  The AVA headquarters…