22nd Asian Women’s U20 Volleyball Championships – Team Selection Announcement

Head Coach Cameron Bettenay, alongside the selection panel has selected a 12-strong player squad to represent Australia at the upcoming 22nd Asian U20 Women’s Volleyball Championships hosted in Jiangmen, China.  The Australian Team, consisting of 11 locally based players, including 2 current Volleyroos and 7 members of the Australian Volleyball Academy girls’ program, will gather in Jiangmen, China, starting from…

Indoor Volleyroos Taking on the World

Australia’s Indoor Volleyroos are taking the world by storm, competing overseas in a variety of competitive leagues across Europe and North America. In the women’s program, 16 players are currently based overseas, competing in leagues that not only provide them with increased game time, but a range of development opportunities. Russell Borgeaud, Head Coach of the Women’s Indoor Volleyroos, could…

International Women’s Day 2024: Anita Palm – a pioneer on and off the court

With an incredible career spanning across numerous sectors of our sport, Volleyball Australia Vice President Anita Palm is a passionate advocate for the female voice. Friday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, an important opportunity to recognise and reflect on the outstanding impact women have within our communities. Having started her career as an athlete before transitioning to administrative and…

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…

Anita Palm – Women’s Beach

A worthy recipient and pioneer of women’s beach volleyball in Australia, Anita also started her volleyball career on the indoor floorboards, representing Queensland in junior and senior teams, as well as Australia at the junior and senior level, where she played 28 games for the Senior Indoor team before making the move to the beach. Making her mark on the…

Sue Dansie – Women’s Indoor

Like our Male Indoor player being inducted this year, our Female Indoor Player Sue Dansie also made her National Team debut in 1971, playing in a total of 44 matches from 1971 to 1982. Her competition highlights included the 1973 and 1976 Oceania Championships, the 1975 and 1979 Asian Championships, and to cap it all off, Sue was part of…

Kerri Pottharst – Women’s Beach

Our inaugural female beach inductee also played both disciplines but it was on the beach that she excelled. Over a 13 year period she won 8 Australian Beach titles and played in 92 FIVB World Tour Events amassing a total of 20 medals – 10 Bronze, 8 Silver and 2 Gold. She represented Australia at three consecutive Olympic Games in…

Pauline Manser – Women’s Indoor

Our next indoor female inductee is well known to the Australian volleyball community and although retired from her elite playing days is still very actively involved as a coach. Her career as an indoor player is what has earned her this Hall of Fame Honour but it goes without saying that she has succeeded at a high level in both…

Di Biebrick – Women’s Indoor

Our second inductee is from the early era as well but clearly had additional opportunities to play internationally compared to Ozzie. She made the first ever Australian Representative side and then went on to play 79 games for Australia including two Asian Championships in 1975 and 1979 and a World Championship in 1982.