Three weeks ahead of the international beach volleyball featival "Volleyfest" on Manly beach that will include the first stage of Olympic qualification for Oceania countries, John Boultbee, former Head of the Socceroos and Matilda's and Director of the Australian Institute of Sport for the Sydney Olympic Games has been appointed Director of High Performance to lead Australia's Volleyroos and Beach Volleyroos to Rio 2016.
Our Volleyroos Women's team has made a huge leap in the FIVB World Rankings, moving a staggering 27 places from 73 to 46, cracking the top 50.
The jump was due largely in part to the team's participation in the 2014 Women’s World Grand Prix, a first for our athletes and an experience never to be forgotten.
They captivated the nation in 2000 as they converted self-belief into Olympic gold. Now the duo of Natalie Cook OAM and Kerri Pottharst OAM will share another special moment as each is inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame on Thursday this week. They become the first from their sport to be so honoured.
Volleyball SA played host to Volleyball Australia’s Sport Development Manager as they mapped the current footprint of Volleyball across South Australia and explored a variety of ways where VSA can Embrace, Engage and Expand their participation base.