Our three Senior Men’s Teams will start training on Tuesday 7 February at Penleigh Essendon Grammar School (Corner Rachelle and Keilor Roads, East Keilor) from 7-9.30pm.
We are very excited to have Scott Handley and Jim Konjarski return as Premier and Reserve Coaches, and we are also pleased to welcome John Allen (Volleyball and Strength and Conditioning Coach) and Andrew McCaskill to our coaching staff.
Andrew McCaskill has many years experience with the Volleyball Australia’s Junior and Senior Men’s Programs, and he is looking forward to contributing to the growth of our Men’s Program over the coming years.
All men’s players new to the club should get along to PEGS on Tuesday 7 February 7-9.30pm.

The five Senior Women’s Teams have a rolling start:
The Div 2 Women’s team (coached by Tanya McInerney) will start training on Wednesday 25 January at Darebin Community Sports Stadium (857 Plenty Road, Reservoir) from 6.30-8.30pm.
The Div 2 Women’s team (coached by Craig Tremayne) will start training on Wednesday 8 February from 7.30-9.pm at Darebin.
The Div 2 Women’s team (coached by Nat Adam) will start training on Tuesday 7 February at PEGS from 6-7.30pm
The Reserves Women’s Team (coached by Jonny Koureskas) will start on Wednesday 15 February at Darebin Community Sports Stadium from 7-9.30pm
The Premier Women’s Team (coached by Jenny Becker) will start on Thursday 16 February at Catholic Ladies College (Diamond Street Eltham) from 7.30-9.30pm.
All women’s players new to the club should get along to Darebin Community Sports Stadium on Wednesday 25 January and 1 February from 6-8.30pm.

Club fees have been set at last years rates:
New members $500
Returning members $450
Returning Div 2 (Nat and Craig’s teams) $400
Returning Premier Women $350
Club fees will be required to be paid in full by 10th March.

Direct your questions to the coach of the team you want to trial for or to heidelbergvolleyballclub@hotmail.com and we will pass it on to the respective coach.


It has been a great year for the Club so thanks to all the players, coaches, parents, families and friends who have contributed to making 2016 such a success across both the junior and senior programs.
The Club will shut down for a few weeks now as we enjoy some warm weather and family time.
Seniors. The VVL teams will begin their preparations for the 2017 from Wednesdays 18th and 25th of January at Darebin Community Sports Stadium (857 Plenty Road, Reservoir).  Come along for a hit out to shake off the cobwebs.
We hope to have access to PEGS on Tuesdays from 7 Feb (yet to be confirmed) but mark the 14th as a definite training day.
If you have any questions about training and selections for teams for next year contact your coach, or email the club and we will guide you in the right direction.
As a Club we intend fielding teams in the Men’s and Women’s Premier, Reserve and Div 2, and we hope to have enough numbers for at least one Div 3 girls team.
We welcome all returning players and those from outside who would like to join this wonderful Club.
We are also interested in any coaches who might like to join us.
Juniors. The Clubs Junior Program will re-commence on Tuesday 14th Feb at PEGS and Thursday 16th Feb at CLC in Eltham.
The Club would like to wish you all a very merry festive season and have a safe new year and see you back on the court early 2017.


Our Premier Women’s coach has not only been appointed the National Senior Women’s Head Coach for the next four years, but she has also been given the huge task of setting up the Centre of Excellence for Women’s Indoor Volleyball in Canberra as the Head Coach there as well.
We are, of course, sorry to see Shannon leave us, but we do know it is only a temporary absence and she will be back to coach the Bergers at some point in the future, around 2024.
We are very proud and happy for her in pursuing her volleyball dreams, so from all of us at Heidelberg we wish Shannon, Mark, Riley, Campbell and Brooklyn all the very best for their new adventure.


On November 6, 2016 Volleyball Victoria are holding a level 2 Coaching Course (formally level 1) and looking to continue to offer support regarding education through introducing a multi person discount into the course.
– $170 per person. payment must be received prior to commencement of the course
– 2 or more people from the same club or association – $85 per person. *payment must be received prior to commencement of the course

Date: November 6
Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm
Location : Dandenong Stadium, 270 Stud Road

If interested email development@volleyballvictoria.com.au
with the following information

Email contact:
Any other relevant information:

If you are utilising the multi person discount – please add this detail into ‘other relevant information’.
VV will issue invoices to the individual prior to the commencement of the course.

Please note all participants must have completed the foundations online course.


The Heidelberg Volleyball Club is calling for applications for Coaches and Assistant Coaches for teams competing in the 2017 VVL.
It is a very exciting time to be involved with Heidelberg Volleyball Club and we are looking for innovative, well-organised and passionate people to lead the teams through VVL 2017.
The Men’s program has been rebuilding for two years and is ready to deliver strong results across the top three divisions of VVL. Our current playing list has been loyal to the Club through some tough times, and they are all motivated to perform at their best. We are very confident our Men’s program is heading in the right direction.
The Women’s Premier team is the 2016 VVL champions, the Reserve Women’s team is on the cusp of pushing deep into the finals, and our Division 2 and 3 Women’s teams are full of very exciting young players. All teams are expected to play finals next year.
Heidelberg Volleyball Club has a very strong junior program and with the right coaches in place can set itself up as the premier junior program in Victoria.
Please email the club (heidelbergvolleyballclub@hotmail.com) by Friday 28th October if you are interested in being involved with Heidelberg Volleyball Club in 2017.

The Committee
Heidelberg Volleyball Club



Heidelberg Volleyball Club is holding its Annual Dinner on Friday 16th September at the Angliss Restaurant (550 Little Lonsdale Street, Melbourne).
Time 6.30 for 7.00pm.
Dress too impress.

Tickets are $45 per head for a three course meal, with drinks at bar prices.

This is the night we celebrate the performances of all our club teams over the past twelve months, acknowledge the achievements of individuals, and enjoy each others company.

All current and past members of this great Club are invited and we do hope you will be able to attend the evening.

Feel free to pass this onto other Heidelbergers, as there is no doubt this email has not reached everyone who has been involved with this club overs its 46 year history.

Payment can be made directly into the club account
Account Name – Heidelberg Volleyball Club
BSB 063-647
Account Number 1001 3647
Reference – use your surname and the word Dinner

Looking forward to seeing you on the night.

Jenny Becker
on behalf of the Committee of
Heidelberg Volleyball Club


Over the weekend a very large number of Junior Bergers played in the Victorian Schools Cup. Congratulations to everyone who participated. All our coaches are proud of your achievements. As a Club we are pleased to play a part in your ongoing development. We look forward to supporting you as you prepare for National Schools Cup. By continuing to train, you improve your skills, your school team improves its performance and our Club becomes stronger.
The Victorian Volleyball League finals begin on Saturday with our Premier Women and two of our Division Two Women’s teams vying for a place in the Grand Final.
Heidelberg 2 (Div 2) are playing at 10am
Heidelberg 1 (Div 2)are playing at 12pm
Premier Women are playing at 12pm.
Get along to cheer for the girls.



Put it in the diary.
The Annual Dinner is to be held on Friday 16th September at the Angliss Restaurant (550 Little Lonsdale, Melbourne).
The dinner is open to all current and past members, their family and friends.
Tickets will be on sale shortly.