History. The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963, at the Interstate Cup played between men’s teams from Melbourne, Sydney and Adelaide. The presidency of the Federation rotated each year between these three states. The Federation grew rapidly with an inaugural National Women’s Championships in 1965 as well as the inclusion of the ACT. 1966 saw the restructuring of the Federation and the election of Bob Foot as the first representative president (1966-1975).
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Volleyball has been played in Victoria since the late -1950’s. During those early days clubs such as Sisu, Renegades, Wallabies, Hawks, played in a competition at the Brighton YMCA. The Victorian Amateur Volleyball Association was responsible to the Australian Volleyball Federation for the development of the sport within Victoria.
Australia and Olympic Volleyball. Making its debut appearance as a demonstration sport way back at the 1924 Games in Paris, volleyball has come a long way in the Olympics and is now one of the most popular sports at the Games. Olympic Volleyball comprises of two variations; indoor and beach. Australia's indoor volleyball men competed at Sydney 2000, where they went down 1-3 to Italy in the quarterfinals.
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The Volleyball Australia, formerly known as Australian Volleyball Federation, is the national governing body for volleyball in Australia. Founded in 1963, the AVF is responsible for maintaining national Volleyball competitions, alongside state level associations.
During the trip to Tahiti, the first Oceania Volleyball Region was instigated by Wally Lebedew and Bob Foot. Next up the 1 st Oceania Volleyball Championships was held during September of 1973, at Narrabeen, a northern beaches suburb of Sydney. This was a type of urban camp setting and I am fairly sure all teams stayed in the dormitory style accommodation on site.
For general enquiries, please contact Volleyball Australia, for information regarding programs and bookings, please contact your State or Territory Association. Please provide your school name, location and details of your enquiry. Volleyball Australia. Email: VAsportingschools@volleyball.org.au. Phone: (02) 6108 4556.
William G. Morgan (1870-1942), who was born in the State of New York, has gone down in history as the inventor of the game of volleyball, to which he originally gave the name "Mintonette". The young Morgan carried out his undergraduate studies at the Springfield College of the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association) where he met James Naismith ...
The Australia Men's national volleyball team, also known as Volleyball Team Australia Men or the Volleyroos, is the national volleyball team of the volleyball-playing nation of Australia. As of September 2021, they are ranked 28th in the world. They are a member of the Asian Volleyball Confederation. Their best result came in 2007, when they won the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship. The Volleyroos made a single appearance at the FIVB World League in 1999, but the financial ramifications of th