What a month for the club with so many players trying out for, and making state and national teams. Well done to all the Bergers who put themselves on show at the trials. I am sure you have learned a lot from the experience. And for those who have been selected, now the hard work begins at training:
Victoria Under 17 Girls – Lara Adam, Keely Knight, Presi Petkova and Caitlin Topping.
Victoria Under 17 Boys – Lorenzo Pope.
Victoria Under 19 Girls – Mikayla Adam, Brooke Freckleton and Ruby Valentine-Bell,.
Victoria Under 19 Boys – Mackenzie Lowe and Darcy Wischer.
And still in the squad for selection into the Victorian Under 15 teams are Lauren Cox, Keely LoPiccolo, Shante Pisani, Mikayla Plapp, Maya Secchi and Sasha Brooke.
Lara Adam, Caitlin Tipping, Darcey Wischer and Alek Ryan represented Australia in Thailand last month. Hannah Martin and Jaimee Lee Morrow will play in the Australian Senior Women’s team this month and Mikayla Adam and Brooke Freckleton will represent Australia later this year.
And good luck to Shannon Winzer (Head Coach) and Jenny Becker (2nd Assistant Coach) with the Volleyroos at the World Grand Prix in June.
Go Bergers


Our Club is proud to announce that our Premier Women’s players Jaimee Lee Morrow and Hannah Martin, will be representing Australia as the Volleyroos take on Croatia, Cuba and Colombia in the Women’s World Grand Prix, right here in Victoria.
Click here Volleyroos in Melbourne for more information about the exhibition matches in Melbourne. The competition matches take place in Bendigo over the weekend 3-5 June.


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

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 Account Details for Electronic Payment of Club Fees
Account Name – Heidelberg Volleyball Club
BSB 063-647
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)


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.
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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.