HEIDELBERG IS UP AND RUNNING

Wow, what a busy start to the year.
We have 8 teams in the VVL and we couldn’t be happier with the way the teams are playing in terms of the enthusiasm and energy they bring to the court. As a Club we are very proud of all our teams in the VVL and we look forward to watching their ongoing development over the coming rounds.
The Clubs junior program is into its third month now with record numbers participating in our Tuesday and Thursday training sessions. These sessions are designed to help the young developing player with their skills and match play. We will be entering one boys and three girls teams into the Friday night Western Region Competition as well as entering teams into upcoming Sunday junior tournaments.
With the State Junior trials coming up we encourage all our junior players to get along to the trials. We would also hope our more senior athletes will get along to the AVL trials when they are conducted later in the year.
All up, the Club is being represented by nearly 140 players, coaches and administrators, all wearing the black and white of Heidelberg proudly.
Good luck to everyone in the upcoming competitions and tournaments.

The Committee

HEIDELBERG JOINS THE GOOD SPORTS PROGRAM

GOODSPORTS works together with local sporting clubs to build a healthier sporting nation by supporting local sports clubs, social teams and elite clubs at the pinnacle of their profession. The program has helped over 7000 sporting clubs across Australia provide a safe and inclusive environment, where everyone can get involved.
Heidelberg Volleyball Club is proud to become a member of the Good Sports Family and is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest level of accreditation through our policies and actions throughout all levels of the Club.

LAST MINUTES BEFORE FIRST ROUND OF VVL

A reminder that Club fees are due (see previous post on website for amount and bank details).
All players hoping to play in Saturday’s first round must have paid club fees and have to be  registered with VV (online through Volleyball Victoria website). This is no different to previous years.
Uniforms will be handed out at this weeks training sessions.
Premier and Reserve Men’s teams won’t train Tuesday at PEGS but will train at Catholic Ladies College Diamond Street Eltham on Thursday 7.30-9.30pm.
As soon as the draw is released we will get it out to you.

TEAMS SELECTED AND CLUB FEES DUE

The teams are settled with the Club being represented by:
Men – Premier and Reserve Teams, and
Women – Premier, Reserve, three Div 2 and one Div 3 teams.
Training is now underway and the first round of VVL is on Saturday 25 March.
Club Fees are now due and just a reminder:
First year players with the Club $500
Returning players (played for us before or have been part of our junior program) $450
Returning players from Nat and Craigs 2016 Div 2 teams $400
Returning 2016 Premier Women $350
Payment is to be made into the Club bank account:
Account Name – Heidelberg Volleyball Club
BSB 063-647
Account Number 1001 3647
Reference – use your surname
Any questions please email the club at heidelbergvolleyballclub@hotmail.com

JUNIOR BERGERS REPRESENT AUSTRALIA

The Club is so proud of Lorenzo Pope who has returned from a week in Canberra playing for Australia against Japan at the JMDP February training campaign. Only three Victorian boys were invited. Well done Lorenzo.
Caity Tipping and Lara Adam are currently in Thailand preparing for the Asian Youth Championships in China next week. Only three Victorian girls were selected and we are proud of our two girls. You can follow their tour on their Facebook page Volleyball Australia Junior Womens Junior Development Program-JWDP.

STATE LEAGUE REFEREEING (PAID)

VV will be conducting a State League Referee induction workshop in 2017 on Saturday, 18 March from 11am to 2pm.  This is a compulsory workshop for everyone planning to be a regular member of the refereeing corps for the Volleyball Victoria State League.
If you are interested in becoming a referee, we encourage you to come along to this session. The purpose of the workshop is to assist all referees get up to speed with the technical and administrative requirements and responsibilities expected of the refereeing corps.
When:  Saturday, 18 March
Time:  11am to 2pm (approx.)
Where:  State Volleyball Centre
We are encouraging anyone that might be interested in become a referee to attend this session.
If you would like to attend, please RSVP to events@volleyballvictoria.com.au
prior to the meeting.
Should you have any questions in relation to this correspondence please do not hesitate to contact Ash at VV events.

VVL SENIOR TEAMS BACK IN TRAINING

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.