Volleyball Australia part of united commitment: ‘We win well to inspire Australians’
In a major milestone for Australian sport, Volleyball Australia is proud to have joined forces with the country’s peak Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sporting organisations to launch a national strategy aimed at building success towards Brisbane 2032 and beyond.
Bringing our collective vision of success immediately to life, Volleyball Australia joined sporting leaders in Sydney today and took a pledge to ‘Win Well’ – a foundation of the strategy and a new national commitment to balancing ambitious sporting goals with cultures that are safe, fair and supportive.
Australia’s High Performance 2032+ Sport Strategy represents the first time all peak bodies from across Australia’s Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports have united for a national high performance sport strategy. It includes Federal, State and Territory Institutes and Academies of Sport, peak Games bodies the Australian Olympic Committee, Paralympics Australia and Commonwealth Games and National Sporting Organisations.
Australian Sports Commission CEO Kieren Perkins said it was a historic and significant step for Australian sport.
“This is one of the greatest periods of opportunity in Australian sporting history and teamwork can be our competitive advantage as we aim for 2032 and beyond,” Perkins said. “We all have unique roles to play, but we will all benefit by harnessing our collective strengths, talent and resources so we can deliver the best outcomes for our athletes, sports and for all of Australia.
“No sporting team can unite and inspire us like our Aussie athletes. We have a Green and Gold Runway of major sporting events over the next decade to 2032 that gives our athletes and sports the ultimate platform to perform and connect all Australians with sport like never before.
“This strategy is the collective roadmap to guide our success. It prioritises how we will tackle areas including world-leading coaching and practices, athlete development pathways, performance environments, an outstanding workforce driven by clear values and cultures.
“Our time starts now to build an inclusive and sustainable sporting system that is performance-driven, athlete-focused, exceptionally led and purposefully collaborative.”
Volleyball Australia CEO, Andrew Dee is part of the Australia’s High Performance 2032+ Sport Strategy Leadership Group, which has been established with a cross section of leaders from across Australia’s Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports to ensure the Strategy is implemented successfully,
Dee said that this strategy is a major milestone for Australian sport.
“It’s significant that all peak bodies from across the Australian sports sector are truly united in the national high performance sport strategy. It represents a collective roadmap and highlights a clear set of values that will guide us in our pursuit of international sporting success.
“The Green and Gold Runway of major sporting events over the next decade to 2032 gives our athletes and sports the ultimate platform to perform and connect all Australians with sport like never before,” Dee said.
A key measure of success outlined within Australia’s High Performance 2032+ Sport Strategy is to position Australia for its best ever Olympic and Paralympic performances at the Brisbane 2032 Games. But the strategy ultimately sets out to build ongoing, sustainable success for Australian high performance sport, before and after Brisbane 2032.
That ambition is captured by the strategy’s vision: ‘We win well to inspire Australians’.
As part of the strategy, sporting organisations signed up to a Win Well pledge and outlined their united commitment in a joint letter.
“Success in Australian sport will be to Win Well,” the joint letter states.
“This is a balanced, holistic approach, supporting our athletes and people to win in all areas of life. It is about celebrating the humanity of Australian sport, valuing physical, mental, emotional and cultural wellbeing. It is maintaining the ambition for success, but always marked with humility, integrity, fair play and Aussie grit.
“To Win Well will be a key to sustainable success, unlocking the full potential in our people and our sporting system.”
National Performance Director Craig Marshall welcomed the united approach to the Strategy and Win Well.
“Sharing the same vision across the sporting system will allow us to work together and inspire athletes, coaches and all our support staff to be part of the same journey towards success.
“It will also allow us to harness the power of our collective strengths, talents and resources to ensure we support our athletes and coaches in all aspects of life, including outside the sport.”
A full copy of Australia’s High Performance 2032+ Sport Strategy and more Win Well material, including testimonials from sport leaders, athletes and coaches, is available at winwell2032.au
Australia’s High Performance 2032+ Sport Strategy Leadership Group:
- Andrew Dee (CEO, Volleyball Australia)
- Anne Marie Harrison (CEO, Victorian Institute of Sport)
- Britt Cox, four-time Winter Olympian
- Catherine Clark, CEO, Paralympics Australia
- Chad Perris, two-time Paralympian
- Chris O’Brien, High Performance Director, Gymnastics Australia
- Colin Batch, Kookaburras Head Coach, Hockey Australia
- Craig Phillips AM, CEO, Commonwealth Games Australia
- Kevin Thompson, CEO, New South Wales Institute of Sport
- Kieren Perkins OAM OLY, CEO, Australian Sports Commission
- Marne Fechner, CEO, AusCycling
- Matt Carroll AM, CEO, Australian Olympic Committee
- Matti Clements – Acting Director, AIS (Chair)
- Patrick Johnson, two-time Olympian, Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Representative
- Tamara Sheppard, High Performance Director, Swimming Australia