Tournament Watch | AVC Challenge Cup for Women

Australia’s Women Volleyroos will play off for the AVC Challenge Cup bronze medal after going down to Vietnam in the semi-finals. In a hard-fought match, the defending champions held periods of dominance for longer on their way to victory. The Volleyroos now face a rematch with Philippines and will be hoping to turn the tables on the hosts after a…

Historic results at Elite16 in Portugal

Three Australian teams were in Portugal for one of the final Beach Pro Tour tournaments before the Olympic qualification period ends with two teams turning in historic results. The two men’s teams – Zachery Schubert & Thomas Hodges and Mark Nicolaidis & Izac Carracher – both faced an uphill task just to make the main draw, needing to go through qualifying on Wednesday. Both…

Volleyroos advance to final four

Courtesy AVC Australia punched in their semis slot after a thrilling 3-1 win (26-24, 25-23, 25-27, 31-29) against Iran in the Preliminary Round of the 2024 AVC Challenge Cup on Sunday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum. Avenging defeat in their last encounter during the 2023 AVC Challenge Cup in Surabaya, Australia outplayed Iran in the Pool A of the Manila…

Tournament Watch | BPT Elite16 Espinho POR

Australia’s men’s teams have taken a share of fifth place at the Beach Pro Elite16 Beach Pro Tour in Espinho, Portugal. Brazilian fourth seeds George Souto Maior Wanderley and Andre Loyola Stein were too strong for Mark Nicolaidis and Izac Carracher in their quarter-final, however the Australian pair still finish the tournament with their best ever Elite16 result. Zachery Schubert…

Volleyroos selected for Challenge Cup for Men

The Women’s Volleyroos are currently competing in the AVC Challenge Cup in Philippines with the men’s tournament set to commence on 2 June, and the Australian team to compete in Bahrain has now been selected. The team is led by Luke Perry and has been placed in Pool D alongside Chinese Taipei and Vietnam. Australia defeated Vietnam in their pool…

Weiler ready for Korean adventure

The Women’s Volleyroos start their Asian Challenge Cup campaign on Wednesday, however one player forced to miss the tournament is Stef Weiler. The outside hitter was an integral member of the Volleyroos team which finished eighth at the 2023 Asian Championships, and while she didn’t know if at the time, the tournament would end up having a major influence on…

National Careers Week 2024 | Luke Ryan

“I’ve always been a bit of a nerd – I just love pushing my brain to its absolute limits.” Speak to Luke Ryan for five minutes and you soon realise he’s more than just a volleyball talent. Joining the Developing Volleyroos Program in January, Ryan is also studying a Bachelor of Data Science remotely through Queensland University of Technology (QUT),…

Volleyroos set to take on Challenge Cup for Women

The 2024 AVC Challenge Cup for Women starts next week in Manila, Philippines with a 14-strong Volleyroos team selected for the tournament. The side will be once again led by captain Mikaela Stevens as one of 10 players returning to the side which played last year’s competition in Indonesia. The tournament will see the senior international debuts of Cameron Zajer…

Men’s Volleyroos making a global impact

Like most international sporting teams, the strength of the men’s Volleyroos squad ultimately comes down to the sum of its best parts.  Bringing those parts together is essential for success, but also difficult given how far and wide Australia’s best players are. The squad is currently in camp in Canberra, preparing to put their best foot forward for selection at…

National Careers Week | Georgia Johnson

When Georgia Johnson was in year 12 and wondering what the future would look like she had two choices: move to Adelaide to join the national program, or head to the United States and become a student athlete. History shows Johnson made the move to Georgia State University where she went on to enjoy a successful college playing career, from…