Volleyball Australia Announces Academy Selections For 2024

Thirty athletes from around the country have been selected for the 2024 Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA). A development program for both beach and indoor volleyball, the AVA is hosted at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The AVA is a key component of Volleyball Australia’s National Development Program and allows athletes to learn and develop in a sport-specific training…

Gina Rinehart’s $3m Patron’s Medal Achievement Incentive Fund

Following Australia’s most successful international swimming performances at the recent World Swimming Championships held in Japan, Swimming Queensland, the Australian Swimmer’s Association, Rowing Australia, Volleyball Australia, together with Artistic Swimming Australia, announced today, a new program to reward top athletes for medal achievements and world records. The Patron’s Medal Achievement Incentive Fund powered by Hancock Prospecting, initially commits $3m over…

EOI open for 2024 Australian Volleyball Academy

Expressions of interest are open for athletes looking to join the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) program in 2024 The AVA is the High Performance Development Program for volleyball and beach volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport. The program helps identify Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Tour potential athletes. The AVA headquarters and training base…

Volleyball Australia Announces Academy Selections For 2023

Thirty-one athletes from around the country have been selected for the 2023 intake to the Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA). The AVA is a development program for beach and indoor volleyball, funded and hosted at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. A key component of Volleyball Australia’s National Development Program, the AVA allows athletes to learn and develop in a…

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…