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Morwell, Moe, Churchill
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Honours for LV juniors.

Posted by Howard Williams on July 13, 2014 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (3)

At the LVVI AGM held on July 13th, President Brian Scott reported on a number of highlights for the past year including:

• the recent country championships where the D1 women again won silver, D2 men silver & D2 women bronze, D1 men 4th;

• National gold medals in beach for Bronte Scott, Alice Shaw & Ainsley White;

• a record 8 players selected to represent Victoria in beach; Darcie White, Meg McIntosh, Bronte Scott, Ainsley White, Alice Shaw, Linus Rodda, Jack McIntosh & Darcy Dorward

• National gold medals for Phoebe Trembath, Hannah Bennett, Rebecca Ingram, Meg McIntosh, Monica Harasimiuk;

• National All Star Seven selection for Phoebe Trembath & Monica Harasimiuk;

• a record 9 players selected to represent Victoria in indoor; Darcy White, Hannah Bennett, Rebecca Ingram, Meg McIntosh, Monica Harasimiuk, Bronte Scott, Alix Vuillermin, Ainsley White, Alice Shaw;

• the appointment of Glenn Trembath as coach for the Victorian U19 women’s team;

• Sandi Kilpatrick officiating at World League and National Juniors.

Junior (12 -18) women's training opportunity

Posted by Howard Williams on June 17, 2014 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Come and train with the Australian Senior Women's team coach

Dan Higgins the Gippsland Sports Academy Head Coach has arranged to bring Mark Barnard the Australian Senior Women's Volleyball Coach to Gippsland on Wednesday 25 June at Lowanna College - Newark Avenue, Newborough.

Mark is also a coach at Oregon State University in the USA, so you may like to ask about playing College volleyball.

This is a great opportunity primarily for all female athletes in the Gippsland region from 12 - 18 years of age to meet Mark and gain an understanding of what his philosophy is for our national team and to have a question and answer session at the end of the training.

Athletes do not have to be State or National level, just come along, enjoy the training experience and meet Mark.


The session will begin at 7.00 pm and conclude at 9.30 pm. There is no cost to attend the session.

It would be appreciated if you would publicise this opportunity on your websites and Facebook pages and forward an email to all relevant female athletes in your clubs and associations.


LV Men's Squad Training

Posted by Howard Williams on March 16, 2014 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (7)

Where: Lavalla College, St. Paul's Campus Champagnat Centre Grey St., Monday evenings, time for men’s program session 7.45 – 9.15pm Generally it is expected that all athletes arrive earlier than 7.45 & have done their pre warm up, e.g. run & stretch or a theraband session & are ready to get straight into drills straight away at 7.45.  When doing your warm up please try to keep out of the way of those in the prior training session.
For: All male players are welcome to attend to improve their volleyball but must understand that this session is designed to prepare players to play competitive representative volleyball.  Locally based LV squad players who are currently training with LV Hawks & Eastside Hawks will be attending when possible.

Why & What: The first two sessions Mondays 17th & 24th of March will serve as a trial for any players to be added to the LV D1 squad or be recommended for the LV D2 squad for either VVL (held at State Volleyball Centre Dandenong on Saturdays) &/or this year’s Country Championships, CC’14 - June 7, 8, 9 in Leongatha.
Players not selected for either of these two squads would still be welcome to continue training and if they wish participate in CC’14 by forming a LV Community Competition team that may play under the banner of LV Moe CVC or LV Morwell CVC, etc that will be facilitated.

Coaches: A range of experienced coaches will be available, depending on work commitments; however LV D1 coach Jacob Gruis will attend the first two sessions & approximately every second session.  GSA coach Anthony Young has accepted responsibility for the overall conduct of the training sessions and will be one of the LV D2 coaches, supported by Greg Wiggins & other LV legends!   We currently stringing a third net up between the two main courts, in theory giving us 2 & ½ courts to use.  This is something you need to be aware of during warm up with the women’s squads needing both areas to train on as there are many players.  The main issue is balls rolling into each other’s court space, something to be vigilant on.

Cost: The cost of the training sessions are $3.00 per night per person payable in an upfront charge of $30 for the next 10 weeks; each person please place the cash in an envelope with the name on it required by start of session 2, March 24 at the latest. 

We expect good numbers of Div 1 & Div 2 men in the anticipation of productive training sessions leading up to this year’s country champs where we hope to enter at least 3 teams.

Howard Williams LVVI Secretary. [email protected] 0407 361 222

LV Representative Teams

Posted by Howard Williams on January 28, 2014 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

To all female players who may be interested in playing for LV in the Warrnambool Tournament, State League & Country Championships. see below

Male players interested in playing any of these events please contact Jacob Gruis who is coaching the LV D1 team for tournaments, VVL Reserves & CC’14 D1. The association is still seeking a men’s D2 team coach.

Latrobe Valley has entered a women’s team in the Warrnambool Tournament 8th, 9th & 10th March (Labour Day long weekend) and will enter teams in State League (Reserves and Division 2) and CC’14 D1 & D2.

Selection trials for women will be held Mondays 10th February and 17th February @ Lavalla Catholic College Gymnasium (enter from Grubb Avenue) Traralgon for Warrnambool, State League & Country Championships.

It is anticipated there will be short information session from 6.30pm - 7.00pm, followed by training until approximately 8.45pm.

Please pass on to any interested players. Further information will follow later this week.

LV juniors have National Beach event covered.

Posted by Howard Williams on January 13, 2014 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (1)
LV has a record 8 players in Victorian teams contesting the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships in Adelaide Jan 13 - 16. Darcie White, Meg McIntosh, Bronte Scott, Ainsley White,  Alice Shaw, Linus Rodda, Jack McIntosh & Darcy Dorward  :)

Results posted here: ;) http/

Update: U15 Girls WIN GOLD - National Champions! & the young  U15 boys a creditable 5th well done to all we are very proud of you!

Congratulations Georgia Everett

Posted by Howard Williams on January 6, 2014 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Phoenix & LV representative squad player Georgia Everett has won the GippSport Most Disciplined Player Scholarship for 2013.

Georgia was nominated by the Association for her contribution on and off the court and for being a great role model and mentor to the younger players of the club.


Georgia was presented with a $400 cheque by GippSport representatives at her school assemblies.  The nominating club also received a $100 cheque.


We thank GippSport, Victoria Police and McDonald’s Family Restaurants who combine to make the Most Disciplined Player program possible for junior sporting clubs in Gippsland.


Country Championships CC'14

Posted by Howard Williams on January 4, 2014 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

For those looking to participate this year the event will be in Leongatha. look for the facebook group "CC'14 Leongatha" for any updates.

LV will be looking at fielding M & W D1 & D2, info on trials & training for LV squads will be posted very soon; any other players should look to playing in a community comp team for Churchill,  Moe or Morwell.

National Junior Girls Training Camp - Churchill

Posted by Howard Williams on December 19, 2013 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Volleyball Australia Junior Women’s Development Program conducted  the annual ‘Churchill Training Camp’ based in Chruchill, LaTrobe Valley, Victoria from December 13 – 19, 2013.

This camp is the first official activity for the 1998/99 National Youth Girl’s Squad (for athletes born in 1998 or 1999) and involves 54 athletes and 16 coaches from around Australia.

This week long National Training Camp is designed to continue the skill development, understanding of the ‘International game’ and further develop the systems used by our National Teams during international competition. While also exposing many athletes to their first taste of Beach Volleyball training – as a mechanism for developing ‘complete’ volleyballers that can compete in either discipline of our sport.

Athletes attending this camp will be considered for selection to further National Program camps and possible international competitions scheduled in 2014 and beyond.

The camp started with a Beach Volleyball weekend at Inverloch beach 1-hour drive from Churchill. Olympian Lou Bawden helped coach the girls and the ‘Ryan family’ set up the Beach Volleyball venue.

We greatly respect and acknowledge where our athletes commence their Volleyball experience and have therefore introduced a ‘where did you come from’ day at which athletes wear the playing top of their state or club. This initiative contributes to maintaining a culture that is strong in our sport.

Volleyball Australia would like to thank the Phoenix Volleyball Club, Latrobe Valley Volleyball Association, Latrobe City Council, and in particular Danny Anderson for hosting again this year with such hospitality.

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Seeking LV Coaches & Program Manager

Posted by Howard Williams on November 24, 2013 at 1:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The association is seeking expressions of interest for the positions of LV Representative Squad Program Manager and Coaches for the men's & women's teams for 2014 country championships, State league & tournaments. Expressions of Interest for these positions will be accepted from now until Friday Jan 3rd. Please download the Coaching Positions Vacant 14 document from the downloads page.

Greg Wiggins- Awarded Life Membership

Posted by Dan Anderson on October 16, 2013 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Greg "Wiggo" Wiggins on his recent award of  "Life Membership" of  Latrobe Valley Volleyball Inc.

Greg has played for many years in both the Morwell & Moe Community competitions, he has also represented Latrobe Valley Volleyball over a number of successful eras!

Greg has not only been a valuable player for Latrobe Valley over the years, but has been a coach / assistant coach of representative teams and assisted in the recent success of many junior volleyballers!

Congratulations Greg for your outstanding service to the sport!



Gippsland Regional League Finals

Posted by Howard Williams on September 19, 2013 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Sunday September 22nd Morwell Leisure Centre


  10.00 AM  1ST Knock Out Final  Men Bairnsdale Vs West Gippsland 2  Women Korumburra Vs Moe

~11.30 AM  2ND Knock Out Final Men West Gippsland 1Vs Morwell  Women Bairnsdale Vs West Gippsland

~1.30 PM Mens Grand Final Womens Grand Final winners of the above

This year marks the 30th year of this event!  What seemed like a good idea in early 1983 has endured due to the support of players across Gippsland and the persistent work of Ian Burgess who has managed this competition since its inception.

Moe Finals

Posted by Howard Williams on September 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)
Check out the latest info on the Moe Competition page. Good luck to all finalists

Phoenix Runners up in Jnr tournament

Posted by Howard Williams on August 25, 2013 at 7:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Congratulations to Phoenix U15 girls & U17 girls teams who were both runners - up in the 2013 LV one day tournament, the Phoenix  & Warriors boys also did well in their divisions. All results available here

Junior One Day Tournament August 25th

Posted by Howard Williams on July 31, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunday August 25th 8.30am to 6.30 pm Event for all school, club or association teams; boys & girls, U13, U15, U17, U19 divisons conducted at Latrobe Leisure Newborough.  Entries close Aug 9th. Click link for entry forms NOW,  Junior Entry Invitation  Download draw here 2013 Draw

Country Championships

Posted by Howard Williams on June 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Latrobe Valley will be represented by teams in all 4 divisions of the Victorian Country Championships be contested in Geelong at the Coria Leisuretime Centre over June 8, 9 & 10. Team details can be found on the Representative Squads pages.  The D1 men will be defending their title won in Warrnambool last year, this will be a tough fight against traditional rivals Bendigo & Horsham in a very strong division. A new look WD1 team with some experienced players returning supported by emerging stars will test an open contest, given that perennial champions Bendigo failed to enter this year.  A number of developing juniors feature in the two D2 teams. Best of Luck to all and thanks to the coaches & managers.

You can check out all the CC'13 results here:$sitepreview/