CGA Funding Helping Beach Volleyball to Great Success

A recent investment in Beach Volleyball by Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA) is already making a significant impact on the men’s and women’s Volleyroos programs, with new technology the key to future success.  As part of the initial allocation of Green2Gold2Great investment, Volleyball was allocated $150,000 by CGA for Foundation and Performance allocations. The funding has opened doors for Volleyball Australia…

Lee Zahner – Men’s Beach

Our male beach inductee is one half of our Men’s Beach Team of the Century, with his partner having been inducted last year. Before he took to the sand Lee Zahner represented Australia in indoor volleyball at the national junior and Australian university levels. But it was on the beach that he found his greatest success. The Queenslander teamed up…

George Mraz – Men’s Indoor

George was a founding member of our Men’s Volleyball Team, having played every match from 1971 to 1979. In total George played 49 games for Australia, captaining 20 of those including the first ever Asian Volleyball Championships in Melbourne 1975 and the second Asian Volleyball Championships in Bahrain 1979. He competed in the first 2 Oceania Championships in 1973 and…

Julien Prosser – Men’s Beach

Our inaugural male beach inductee excelled on the beach for nearly 20 years. Domestically he was crowned Australian Beach Champion 14 times in the period between 1989 and 2007. Internationally he played 145 FIVB World Tour matches winning 8 bronze and 1 gold medal in the process. He proudly represented Australia in three Olympic Games 1996, 2000 and 2004 with…

Dan Howard – Men’s Indoor

Our next indoor male inductee has quite an impressive resume. He played at the elite level from 1994 through 2008, amassed 328 for Australia including 144 of those as Captain of the Australian Men’s Team. He played in two Olympic Games – Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 as well as 3 x World Championships in 1998, 2002 and 2006. His…

Ozzie Ozolins – Men’s Indoor

Our first inductee was a pioneer of the game and made the 1st ever Australian representative side. He played in the Australian Volleyball Championships for South Australia and was very influential in South Australian volleyball and was selected in the ‘All Australian Team’ for many years. Although he played only three games for Australia it was during a time when…