Commonwealth Games Australia announces Green2Gold2Great investment

Commonwealth Games Australia announces Green2Gold2Great investment

Beach Volleyball is set to benefit from a share of $4.8 million being invested in sports by Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA).

The initial allocation of Green2Gold2Great investment in the lead up to the 2026 Commonwealth Games contributes to ensuring Australia’s best can put their best foot forward on the global stage.

Each of the 22 sports included on what was the Victoria 2026 program will benefit, enabling the delivery of 37 performance initiatives geared toward 2026 success.

A commitment of $13 million across the quadrennium to 2026, Green2Gold2Great is an investment in CGA’s aim of being the number one nation in terms of gold medals won, overall medals won, total number of medallists and the number of sports winning medals at the Commonwealth Games.

“The Games host may be unknown for now, but what’s guaranteed is our commitment to our athletes and sports as they prepare for 2026,” said Craig Phillips AM, CGA CEO.

“We want our team to arrive ready to compete, with CGA funding complementing other performance investment to ensure athletes have the tools for success.”

Green2Gold2Great is made possible by the investments, sponsorship revenues and fundraising activities of CGA, including the marketing rights fee paid for the 2026 Games.

This initial contribution of $4.8 million announced today brings together Foundation and Performance allocations for each sport. 

Foundation allocations are a per-head commitment to sports based on their forecast team size, with Performance allocations making specific performance initiatives, such as qualification competition and team camps, possible. Volleyball has been allocated nearly $9,000 in Foundation investment and $145,000 in Performance.

“On behalf of our men’s and women’s Beach Volleyroos programs, I thank Commonwealth Games Australia for their ongoing investment in the sport,” said Andrew Dee, Volleyball Australia CEO. “Despite the uncertainty around the 2026 Games, this investment in our’s and other Commonwealth Games sports allows players and support staff alike to get on with the job of preparing to perform and not worry about the outside noise.”

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