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School Sport Australia

Volleyball

Age Eligibility, and Participating States and Territories

School Sport Australia 15 Yrs & Under Championship

ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA

Rules and Guidelines

§  School Sport Australia Volleyball Championship

§  2014 Volleyball Draw – Adelaide

History

The Beginning of the Tradition – Schools Volleyball

Representative schools volleyball made a humble beginning during the year of 1973. In that year an open aged, interstate exchange, between Queensland and New South Wales girls teams was conducted. The boys teams, were not as fortunate, as they had to wait until 1974 before the Departments of Education from each State granted approval for their exchange. However, New South Wales were unable to field a team in that year, so Queensland toured and competed against Sydney High Schools. Through the years of 1975 to include 1977, an annual interstate exchange occurred between these two States, and so, the beginning of the TRADITION.

This competition proved to be the necessary catalyst to inspire other States and Territories into action. In 1978 the inaugural Secondary Schools National Volleyball Championships were conducted. The open age group (19 years and under) was the preferred age group for these Championships. This format continued until 1988 when the schools volleyball program was considered to be duplicating the Australian Volleyball Federation run programs. The rationalisation process recommended that the schools program be offered at the Under 16 year’s age group. To this day the Australian Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships are conducted at this age group.

Volleyball has touched every State and Territory in Australia. Northern Territory being the latest to be struck by the tradition. The boys ochre uniforms made their debut at the 1989 National Championships in Brisbane. The girls had to wait until 1991 for their debut. Their inclusion, along with the New South Wales teams made 1991 a memorable year in the development of Schools Volleyball.

At this stage there has never been a fully represented National Championships. Tasmania who competed from 1988 till 1990 are unable to participate due to internal financial cut backs to their Education Department’s, School Sport programs. With Tasmania returning to the National Junior championships in some age groups in the last two years, we have hopes that they will be returning to the ASSC championships before too long so that we will finally have a full complement of states and territories.

§  All Championship Winners History

Listed are:-

Interstate Exchange (NSW and QLD – Under 20 Years) 1973-1977

National Championships (Under 20 Years) 1978-1987

National Championships (15 Years & Under) 1988-2008

Interstate Exchange (NSW and Qld – Under 20 Years)1988-1993

Trans Tasman Volleyball Championships
(NSW, Qld, Nth Island & Sth Island NZ – Under 20 years)  1994-2002

§  Australian Representatives

Listed are past school players who represented their states at the School Sport Australia Championship and then continued their volleyball development by representing Australia in the senior male and female teams.

§  Honorary Australian School Teams

At every National Championships a boys and girls Honorary Australian Team is selected to identify the elite players. The student referee for each year is also listed.

 Contact Info

School Sport Australia Inc.
150 Palmerston Street
Carlton, Victoria 3053

PO Box 1109,
Carlton, Victoria 3053

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Mr Brad Allen
Executive Officer
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Mr David Manttan
President
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Mr Les Rauert
General Manager, Pacific School Games
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School Sport Australia Member Bodies

Click on the links below to contact each member body.

·         School Sport ACT

·         NSW School Sport

·         School Sport WA

·         School Sport NT

·         School Sport Victoria

·         Secondary School Sport SA

·         South Australian Primary Schools Amateur Sports Association

·         Queensland School Sport

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