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Junior Boys and Girls U14 and U15
Registration is now OPEN to all athletes! We have fully opened the Performance Camp Series to juniors born 2006-2007 across NSW. We invite all young athletes to join this great developmental opportunity with some of the best athletes and coaches in NSW!
Pre-registration is now open for our NSW Senior Performance Camp series! This is an exclusive 48hr window held especially for athletes born 2003-2005 who have state training and competition experience. Space is limited so we are prioritizing athletes who have been selected in previous programs and who have goals to compete at the highest level in NSW and beyond.
*Senior athletes MUST register with their preferred playing position
*ALL Athletes require a current VNSW Gold membership or higher to participate
*Senior registration will open fully to the public on Wednesday July 15th
Performance Camp Series Details
We understand this is short notice, however, the VNSW office has worked diligently to ensure athletes born between 2003-2007 do not suffer from a season without performance development. Secondly, VNSW is a COVID safe office and we will be diligent in meeting all state sport COVID guidelines to provide a safe and regulated experience for all participants.
Both Junior and Senior camp series are designed to offer high yield training and competition opportunities with the best athletes and coaches in NSW. Both divisions will go through 4 camp sessions (20hrs total court time) every second weekend to allow for higher learning curves and optimal recovery between camps. We have also chosen longer sessions (5hrs per camp) to benefit regional participants who are traveling further distances.
State Camp Series Program
OFFBALL Athlete Presentation
Each Camp will feature a lunchtime presentation on high performance from Martin Reader (Olympian, Performance Coach and VNSW Sport Operation Manager).
Athletes will be provided
- Lunch at all 4 camps
- Exclusive VNSW Performance Camp shirt
- High level of 1 on 1 coaching
- Elite coaching from Level 3 coaches
- Athlete identification for future programs
- Camps are NOT sold separately. This is a camp series whereby each camp builds on the next one acting as a replacement for the canceled AJVC program.
- There will be no selection in these camps so registration is a first come first serve basis with priority going to athletes who have previously participated in state team programs.
Looking back at Season 2019-20, what a summer we had! From clear skies to bushfires, weather that was warm to wild storms, we had a little bit of everything this summer.
The NSW Beach Volleyball Tour 2019-20 hit the sand in Manly, Brighton-le-Sands and Newcastle with three exciting instalments. A fourth and final leg was scheduled for Coogee, however due to obvious extenuating circumstances, this unfortunately could not be completed.
Results have been tallied from the three completed legs and our Male and Female Champion have been decided.
A massive congratulations to Yulia Tkachenko and Francesco Riginelli on taking out this coveted award. Both athletes participated in all three legs of the NSW Beach Volleyball Tour and based on ABVRS Points are outright winners.
For an entire standings list from the 2019-20 NSW Beach Volleyball Tour please see the below links.
Good afternoon everyone
I hope everyone in our volleyball community is safe and well.
CANCELLATION OF SVL 2020
SVL 2020 was due to commence Friday the 29th May and host an estimated 130 teams across two venues most weekends until finals on 20 September, 2020.
After gaining advice from multiple government and sport sources and with the current COVID-19 isolation laws in place until at least the end of June, plus an anticipated period of similar health measures across our State, venues and playing settings likely beyond that, we have made the tough but pragmatic decision to cancel SVL for 2020.
Our hope is that this decision can provide clarity, assist club administration and decision making, as there are many players in our community who may have paid fees for the SVL season ahead.
WORKING TOGETHER ON WHAT’S NEXT
The decision to cancel SVL along with the greater impacts of COVID-19 does present us with an exciting opportunity to all work together and design a way for us to get back on the court as soon as we can – to have hope, excitement and experience the extraordinary connection volleyball brings to so many.
Therefore we will be seeking your feedback and ideas on how to reengage and of course your support for when we are able to play again.
To help set the tone, we will have a short presentation at the conclusion of the AGM next Wednesday for interested clubs on potential options we are working on, based on varying scenarios. At this time we are considering opportunities to run things like a smaller version of “SVL”, various State Cup events and other events like Grass Tournaments along with our summer of Beach Volleyball at the end of the year/early next year to create playing opportunities as soon as practical. Aside from Public Health Orders, timings and venues will most likely dictate our ability to do this but we want to be ready and have options. We welcome your thoughts, ideas and feedback on this.
In addition to the above, we would love to hear your thoughts on what support you would like from our office during the months ahead while our usual activities are on hold. We want to continue to help our Volleyball community as much as we can during this time, and ensure we have the capacity to deliver great volleyball experiences as quickly as possible on the other side of COVID-19.
COVID-19 has affected the workforce the world over and VNSW is no different. As you know, our office and employees are funded through memberships, affiliations and via the events & competitions we would usually host for our community. Whilst most of our team will be eligible for the JobKeeper payment, this is still going to be a financially trying period for our organisation.
We have done our best to minimise the impacts to our staff, whilst balancing workload and costs. A huge amount of our focus is on getting our “backyard tidy” and ensure we are ready to deliver when we can play again, but COVID-19 restrictions will require our office staffing levels to adapt.
All staff from the 23rd April will effectively be working a 3 day week under flexible hours to account for different home environment situations. All emails and contact details remain the same. Our team has been working in this way for the past four weeks and we will continue to operate under these arrangements until further notice.
There are 2 key exceptions to this.
Firstly, I will be staying full-time for the short term while I am dealing directly with Volleyball Australia, the Office of Sport and the Sports Minister’s Office on a weekly basis through this crisis and to ensure the AGM is finalised as required to ensure our government funding is secure. After that time, my hours and requirements will be reviewed and we will advise.
The second exception is that Yoshi Ueda will be finishing up with VNSW, effective the 20th May 2020. Yoshi has been a highly-valued member of the VNSW family for a long time now. This decision was exceptionally difficult for us all but the current climate, the relevance of the key tasks of her role though the crisis and the timing of the expiry of her visa in August have all contributed to this decision. This in absolutely no way is a reflection on Yoshi, her work or what she had planned for beyond 2020 and VNSW will forever be indebted to her for her commitment to our sport and our State. The VNSW Staff and Board send our warmest well wishes to Yoshi and will continue to do whatever we can to support her at this difficult time.
What can you do now……
Your club affiliation, membership and venue contacts will make a big difference when we can play again. I want to sincerely thank the many clubs and individual members who have chosen to continue to register and pay at this time in a great sign that our sport is here to stay. Please keep the positive message out there as the more support we have now along with the more detail we have on what is possible, the quicker we can all get back on court when the “doors open”.
For your own club and members, Sport NSW currently has the Community Sports Awards open for nominations. https://www.sportnsw.com.au/events--networking/2020-nsw-community-sports-awards/ One of the best ways of ensuring that our sport is recognised is to let the rest of the sporting world know how great our people are. While you have time, why not look at who you have to celebrate within your own clubs.
Please remain in contact with all of us at VNSW and contribute your ideas and feedback – they are always welcome. We will harness these and look for your support as part of the plans we will table at our AGM on April 22, 2020 and beyond for further consideration and reflection and provide another key update in early May.
Thank you again and please stay safe.
State Volleyball New South Wales
Sports House, Quad 1, level 2/8 Parkview Drive
Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Mobile: 0410 425 157
With the outbreak of Covid-19, we are all experiencing unfamiliar situations. While the world is different for the time being, it is important that we all do our part to stay safe and minimise the spread of this virus. It is completely normal to be a little anxious or overwhelmed in these uncertain times, but you don't have to go through any of this alone.
Lifeline have released a useful document with plenty of tips to help get through this time. As always, their phone lines will be operating 24/7, with texting and online chat services also available. The link below shares plenty of great tools to help you out, including reputable sources of information so you can stay properly informed throughout.
State Volleyball NSW is here for each and every member of the volleyball community and while we may be in physical isolation at the moment, you are never alone. Find creative ways to stay in touch with your friends, teammates, colleagues etc - set up a video call, use social media, pick up the phone and have a chat. The options are endless!
In every dark time there is always a silver lining. Use this time to improve your individual skills - we want to see how you are all staying sharp in this down time. Post your #isovolley skills, drills and activities on social media, tag @StateVolleyballNSW and challenge your friends.
We are all itching to get back onto the court / beach and can't wait to see you all back in action once the world returns to normality. Volleyball will bounce back stronger than ever and we are excited for what the future holds.