Australian helloworld Volleyroos are making their presence felt around the world as most international domestic seasons get into full swing.
Volleyroos men’s captain, Tom Edgar, has settled in well at his new club in Argentina, Personal Bolivar, helping his team on the weekend qualify for the semi-finals of the Argentinian Cup next month.
It’s been a big few weeks for Edgar and his new club, who finished a solid fourth in the World Club Club Championships. Edgar scored 25 points in the bronze medal play-off.
In Germany, Libero Luke Perry has joined up with fellow Volleyroo, Paul Carroll, at SCC Berlin, with the pair enjoying a perfect start to the domestic season, including a 3-0 win on the weekend.
Mitchell Tulley is at German club, Rhein Main Frankfurt, but did not play on the weekend.
Aidan Zingel’s Blu Volley Verona has had a mixed start to the Italian season, losing 3-0 on the weekend. The former Volleyroo captain ended with nine points and one block.
Several of our male players are stepping out in Finland this season, with Harry Peacock and Luke Smith’s team, Hurrikani Loimaa, unbeaten so far.
They enjoyed two 3-0 results on the weekend, with Smith finishing with 14 points and 13 points respectively, and three blocks in the second match.
After losing the opening match of the season to the Peacock/Smith team, Jake Guymer’s VaLePa has not dropped another match. Guymer finished with eight points and three blocks in his team’s 3-0 win on the weekend.
Arash Dosanjh is with Team Lakkappa in Finland, celebrating a 3-1 win in the National Cup where he finished with 12 points.
And Jordan Colotti is with ISKU Tampere, who bounced back to form with a 3-1 win.
Sam Walker has moved to Belgium this season to play with Lennik, and so far his new team is undefeated. Walker posted seven points in a 3-0 win on the weekend.
Tom Douglas-Powell is also in Belgium, with Antwerp, but did not play on the weekend. Douglas-Powell had a great opening weekend for his new club a month earlier, scoring 26 points, two aces and three blocks in a 2-3 loss.
Australia’s most experienced Volleyroo, Nathan Roberts, is stepping out for Poland’s MKS Bedzin, where he finished with six points in his team’s 3-0 loss.
Adam White is in France this season, playing with VB Tours. His team has also had a mixed start to the season, but he picked up 12 points and an ace in a 3-2 loss on the weekend.
Lincoln Williams had a day out for his club, Selver Tallinn, in Estonia, but couldn’t help them to a win in a Champions League second round match.
After winning the opening match, Selver Tallinn, lost the return clash 2-3 and then lost the golden set. Williams finished with an impressive 27 points.
Jordan Richards is playing in the Italian second division with Libertas Cantu, and had an impressive 19 points, six aces and a block despite his team’s 1-3 loss on the weekend.
Six Australians are playing in Sweden this season; Trent O’Dea is at Orkejllunga, Carsten Moeller is with Sodertelge, while Kosma Smiechowski is with Sollentuna.
Nicholas Butler is at Linkoping, and Simon Hone and Jordan Power are at Vingaker.
Beau Graham is playing with Pamvohaikos in Greece, and had 13 points and two blocks in a 3-2 win, while Sam Boehm at SK Volejbal Usti Labem in the Czech Republic finished with 25 points and three blocks in a 3-2 win, after losing their opening match 0-3.
In the Dutch league, Malachi Murch is wearing the colours of Fusion Rotterdam, and Jordan Matters is with Zwolle.
Several of our women helloworld Volleyroos are making a strong impact overseas, including former captain Rachel Rourke, who has been in stunning form for her Chinese team, Sichuan Institute Sports Skills.
The team has posted 3-0 wins at its first two outings, with Rourke posting 28 and 19 points respectively.
In Germany, Karley Hynes played two sets for Wiesbaden in their 2-3 loss, while Beth Carey’s team, Suhl, had a 3-1 win.
Katarina Osadchuk’s Polish team, LKS Lodz, had a 3-0 loss.
In the Canadian University League, Matt Aubrey and Conal McAinsh are playing with Regina, Alex McMullin and Chris Morrow are with Alberta, James Weir and Elliott Viles will wear the colours of Brandon, and Sam Brisbane is playing with Brisbane.
And in the Australian domestic league, Travis Passier has been playing with the Canberra Heat.