Check out the footage from VVL Round 1 on HVTV on our club website. You will find the links on the right hand side of the front page of heidelbergvolleyballclub.wordpress.com
Volleyball Victoria will continue to stream the Premier matches live, and you can also arrange to have your matches video’d and placed on the HVTV link as well.
Heidelberg Volleyball Club is pleased to announce another member of the club being involved with a national team. Laura Roberts is an Assistant Coach with the Australian Youth Women’s Indoor Team that will compete at the Thai Under 21 Championships. This is a well deserved appointment for Laura who has dedicated so much of her time to volleyball as a player and now as a coach. Laura joins our group of coaches who have coached at state/national/international level:
Shannon Winzer (Premier Women Coach) National Women’s Indoor Team Head Coach
Scott Handley (Premier Men Coach) State Junior and AVL Senior Coach
Matt DeSalvo (Reserve Men Coach) US Junior Varsity Coach
Jenny Becker (Div 2 Women Coach) Assistant coach National Women’s Indoor Team
What a month ahead for Heidelberg Volleyball Club teams and our players.
The Club VVL teams are selected and training hard for Round 1 this Saturday. Good luck to everyone. We have three men’s teams and five women’s teams so make sure you get around to seeing them all in action.
Our Premier Women’s Coach, Shannon Winzer, has been busy with selection camps as the Australian Senior Women’s Indoor Head Coach.
Lara Adam is representing Australia at the thai Under 21 Championships in April.
Lauren Taylor and Alek Ryan have been selected to go to Asian Beach Champs in May.
Lara Adam, Lauren Taylor, Keely Knight, Mikayla Adam, Ruby Valentine-Bell and Alek Ryan are going to the National Beach Champs next month.
The SSV 15 and under girls team has been selected with Lauren Taylor, Emily Gallagher and Taylor Langford all selected to represent Victoria.
But the biggest news of all is that MATT DESALVO IS A FATHER. Natascha and Matt welcomed Benjamin into the world last week. We are looking forward to meeting Benjamin and watching him set that first ball.
CLUB FEES TO BE PAID IN FULL BY 4th MARCH 2016
Club Account Details for Electronic Payment of Club Fees
Account Name – Heidelberg Volleyball Club
Account Number 1001 3647
Reference – use your surname
Club Fees for VVL 2016
New players to the Club – $500
Returning players from 2015 season – $450
Div 2 Women East returning players – $400 (for making the Grand Final)
SCHOOL SPORTS VICTORIA STATE TEAM TRYOUTS
For all junior Bergers who will be turning 15 or younger this year, you are encouraged to get along to the School Sports Victoria State Team Selections. Click here for more information.
We had a great turnout for our first week of trials for the VVL teams for 2016.
On Tuesday we had 20 men trial, and we expect a few more who couldn’t make it, to be there next Tuesday night at PEGS (Corner Rachelle and Keilor Roads East Keilor) from 7-9.30pm. We also had a good turnout for the Div 2 West Women’s team and positions are almost filled.
On Wednesday we had over fifty women attend the trials at Darwin Community Sports Centre (857 Plenty Road Reservoir) from 7-9.30pm. While the Premier Women’s team has been selected, we will continue trials for teams to compete in Reserve, Div 2 (multiple teams) and Div 3 over the next couple of weeks.
So if you couldn’t make it to last weeks sessions, get along to the Club trials next week.
You can also contact the club at email@example.com
Wow, the news just keeps getting better. Congratulations to Lara Adam who has been selected into the Australian Youth Women’s Team for their upcoming tour of Thailand. All of us at the Club who have been involved with her development are very proud of her.
Congratulations to Darcy Wischer who has been selected into the Australian Youth Men’s Team for their upcoming tour of Thailand in April. All of us at the Club, and in particular coaches Scott and Matt, wish him well as he joins the long list of Heidelbergers who have represented their country. This list continues to grow.
We had a great turnout last night on the first night of trials for the Premier and Reserve Men’s teams and the Div 2 West Women’s team at PEGS.
With 20 guys turning up for the first night of trials, and with more to join who couldn’t make last nights training, the Club looks set for a really competitive year in both Premier and Reserve Divisions. Our outstanding coaching group of Scott, Matt, Jim and John will be looking to get the most out of the playing group this year.
The girls trained strongly and will be looking to push into the finals this year with a very talented group of players.
Team selections will continue for the next two weeks at PEGS before final teams are named. Spots are filling fast.
The remainder of the women’s teams will commence trials tonight at Darebin Community Sports Centre, 857 Plenty Road, Reservoir from 7-9.30pm. Positions in all teams are up for grabs as new coaches Shannon (Premier) and Jonny (Reserves) will be looking at all players with fresh eyes. Craig, Jenny and Tanya will be looking to select two very competitive Div 2 teams and Emily will provide a talented group of junior girls their first taste of VVL in a Div 3 team.
The Club is pleased to present the coaches of the Reserve teams to compete in the 2016 VVL season. Click on their names to find out more of their experiences, philosophies and goals.
Reserve Women Jonny Koureskas
Reserve Men Matt DeSalvo