VICTORIAN JUNIOR TEAM SELECTIONS

Well done to all the junior Bergers who tried out for this years state teams. We are so proud of you.
For those not selected into a team this year, we believe you are at the best Club to help you prepare for next years selections.
Congratulations to the following Bergers who have been selected into state teams:
VV Under 15 Girls – Alex Skinner, Tammy Cesare, Shante Pisani,
School Sports Victoria Under 16 Girls – Jess Chivers, Lauren Cox, Lucy French and emergency Chelsea McCaskill.
VV Under 19 Girls – Lara Adam, Caity Tipping, Ruby Valentine-Bell and emergency Gabi Moulder.
And good luck to those who have been asked back for final selection for the Under 17 Boys and Girls teams.

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.