Events Attended by AVW
The best part about the Australian Volleyball Warehouse is that we get to go out on the road. We get to travel to some of the best volleyball events in the country. We just wish that we could attend every one. When we go to an event, we don't take our spare shop thats stored in the back of a crowded factory somewhere, we actually pack up all of our clothes and racks and shoes and volleyball and the rest of the assorted bits we have into boxes and toss them into the back of a van or two and head out on the road... Sometimes it is the tyranny of distance that stops us from travelling, sometimes it is family, sometimes it commitments to our own volleyball teams. We do try our absolute darndest to get to as many as possible, and when we do arrive, it is always worth the trip.
Below is a list of the ones that we shall be attending this year.
Major Events Calender
The marquee junior participation event in the national events portfolio, bringing together hundreds of secondary schools team annually in December, enjoying an introduction to volleyball, camaraderie and enthusiastic competition amongst the nation's school community for the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup.
State against state...mate against mate. Participants at U17/U19/U21 age groups representing their states and territories tackle this national underage championship for state pride and national glory.
This regionally hosted activity attracts a variety of teams representing junior state players, schools and regional academies. This participation event is the first foray into organised volleyball for many participants and a great opportunity to make new friends.
Australia's emerging beach volleyball players press their claims as this country's future stars in U17, U19 and U23 age divisions, representing their states and vying for the honour of an underage championship, and the champion state award - the Andy Burdin Shield.
The national indoor league for men and women has developed in format over the past few years, servicing the various demands of elite men's and women's volleyball, drawn largely from club volleyball players.
This is an annual Indoor Volleyball event held in Canberra at the AIS. What better place to play our favourite sport?
Warrnambool Volleyball Association's own annual Seaside event, held on the Labour Day long weekend each March, which is Australia's longest running volleyball carnival.
This major annual 3 Day Tournament is held at the State Volleyball Centre, from Friday, August 7th to Sunday, August 9th, 2009.
Since the very first Vic Open back in 2000 this tournament has continually broken away from tradition and done things its own way. Over the years many new concepts have been developed that are now copied by other tournaments right around Australia. Here's a quick rundown of why the Vic Open shouldn't be missed.
No Timelimits (every game gets a full result and the day runs on time!)
Prizemoney (forget plastic trophies...we give ya cash)
Free Entry For Interstate Teams (if it brings em to Victoria it's good for everyone)
MVP Award (Loads of FREE stuff from Mizuno, Joust and Australian Volleyball Warehouse)