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Men’s Volleyroos making a global impact

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 the AVC Challenge Cup.

Helping to strengthen the team are more than 20 Volleyroos or prospective national players plying their trade overseas, some in the collegiate system in the United States, while others are playing amongst the biggest leagues in Europe. 

And it’s not just a case of our best players making up the numbers; some players are achieving high levels of success which will only benefit the Volleyroos when athletes return to pull on the national colours.

Some of the best recent achievements include: 

  • Volleyroos vice-captain Nehemiah (Nemo) Mote won his third straight German Bundesliga title this year with his club Berlin Recycling Volleys.  Also won German Cup and German Supercup. The club also made it all the way to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, the highest level of club competition in Europe.
  • Earlier this year Volleyroos captain Luke Perry played his 100th match in the Polish Plus Liga, widely considered to be one of the leading  leagues in the world. Perry plays for Warta Zawiercie which won the Polish Cup in March and lost a hard fought final of the Plus Liga this season.
  • Jackson Holland won the Finnish Cup with Savo Volley earlier this year
  • Matt Aubrey won the Baltic League title with Estonian club Taltech VK, and Estonian League, and was best opposite for the season
  • Sam Flowerday led the U Sports League in Canada for attack kills and total points scored for Thompson River University
  • University of Saskatchewan’s Jacob Baird was recently named in the 2023/24 All-Rookie Team for USports Canada West Conference.
  • Will D’Arcy made it to the NCAA Semi-Finals, lost a five set match to UCLA to advance to the finals.

With how well our players are now performing around the world, there’s an incredibly high ceiling for the Men’s Volleyroos squad and it’s exciting to think about what will be achieved in the future.

Men’s Indoor Volleyroos playing for overseas clubs include:
– Matthew Aubrey, Taltech VK (Estonia)
– Nicholas Butler, Clubul Sportiv Dinamo (Romania)
– Arshdeep Dosanjh, Nova Novukuybyshevsk (Russia)
– Thomas Edgar, Al Ain Club (UAE)
– Ethan Garrett, Rennes Étudiants Club (France)
– Beau Graham, Kladno Volebjal (Czechia)
– Billy Greber, Apoel Nicosia (Cyprus)
– Hamish Hazelden, Clubul Sportiv Dinamo (Romania)
– Jackson Holland, Savo Volley (Finland)
– Matthew Kemp, AS Cannes VB (France)
– Conal McAinsh, Habo Wolley (Sweden)
– Nehemiah Mote, Berlin Recycling Volleys (Germany)
– Trent O’Dea, VC Nagano Tridents (Japan)
– Luke Perry, Warta Zawiercie (Poland)
– Luke Smith, Voreas Hokkaido (Japan)
– Max Staples, Tectum Achel (Belgium)
– James Weir, AS Cannes VB (France)

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