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  • Return to Sport Safety Guidelines update 26 June

    Dear Volleyball Tasmania members:

    We are doing so well in Tasmania stopping the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Many of you will now have read and heard recent announcements about further removal of Stage 3 restrictions from 12pm today (26th June). This includes a move to Level C of the AIS return to sport framework, which permits full training and competition.

    As we move back into (almost) normal sport and community activity, please find below links to the most recent advice from Volleyball Australia, the AIS and TAS Government. Please note that each also contains a number of forward links:

    RETURN TO SPORT: STAGE 3 (AIS Level C)

    From 12pm, Friday 26th June 2020, certain restrictions were removed in Tasmania and sport may return to full training and competition, still with some important restrictions: up to 250 people per indoor stadium/venue - up to 500 people outdoors - but the heightened health and hygiene practices remain. This includes appropriate physical distancing and a density limit of 2sqm per person: see documents below.

    The last thing we want is for members of the Tassie volleyball community to become ill or pass on a potentially deadly virus to others.

    The following important documents must be read and understood by all volleyball participants, administrators and spectators:

    - Volleyball Tasmania COVID-19 Safety Plan (v1.1, revised 26 June 2020 and provided to Communities, Sport & Rec Tasmania)
    - Volleyball Tasmania Training & Competition Guidelines (v4, stage 3)

    Please note that for EVERY TRAINING SESSION AND COMPETITION there must be a designated safety officer who ensures compliance with these rules, ensures that accurate attendance records are kept and that all shared equipment is appropriately cleaned before and after use by their group.

    The following resources are available to assist responsible officers at training sessions: (also check your venue to see what they already provide)

    - Volleyball Tasmania Record of Attendance (note: contact data must be kept for 21 days)
    - Poster - do not enter this facility (display at entrance)
    - Poster - how to hand wash (display at basin)
    - Poster - social distancing (display at entrance and inside venue)

    CONTACT YOUR LOCAL COMPETITION MANAGER TO CHECK DATES

    • Competitions managed by NTVA (Launceston), BVA (Burnie), DVA (Devonport) and Volleyball Tasmania in the south shall resume only when venues are available and the abovementioned guidelines are met: management will continue to communicate with their members
    • State League and the Tasmanian Open Volleyball Championships may be re-booted later in the year if there is sufficient interest
    • Each region may wish to look into more local tournament possibilities

    We are actively following developments and advice from authorities in Tasmania and also what is happening in other Australian states. The situation may evolve rapidly and we will keep you informed of our future decisions. Follow Volleyball Tasmania on Facebook to ensure you get all updates.

    Stay safe and well,

    Volleyball Tas team

  • Volleyball Tasmania adopts new constitution

    Tas Govt logoNew constitution approved

    In collaboration with Communities Tasmania, we are improving our governance structure and setting the foundations for the next exciting phase of volleyball in Tassie!

    We have already launched a brand new 2020-24 Strategic Plan. At a Special General Meeting on 14 March, a unanimous general vote approved the adoption of a new constitution.

    Documents considered by the members:

    Next steps: call for nominations of directors

    We need to elect 5 members onto the inaugural Volleyball Tasmania Board of Directors. The election will be held at our Annual General Meeting in May. Nominations for director can be sent to: volleytas@gmail.com with a brief biography of the nominee. Please ensure you have gained agreement from the nominee prior to submitting the nomination.

    Want to get involved? Contact us!

  • Support your local take-away!

    Support your local community #savehospo by using takeaway restaurant services in your area. Check out some great meal options here!

    You can purchase an Entertainment Book (digital membership, available on Apple or Android) via Volleyball Tasmania and, at the same time, help us raise much needed funds to assist in volleyball development within Tasmania!!!

    The new 2020-21 packages are better than ever - go for a single city option, or branch out with multi-city so your membership covers all of Tassie or interstate! Friends and family can also purchase here, or you could get one as a perfect gift - so get on board and see where we can go with your help!

    Click here to buy now

  • TAS Volleyball Academy: want to learn volleyball?

    Gradual removal of community restrictions have reached stage 2 from Friday 5th June - this allows training to recommence with groups of up to 20 athletes plus coaches..

    Training sessions will be available during school terms, starting again from Thursday 11 June and Sunday 14 June. Please be aware that new changeover protocols are in place (to avoid mingling between groups) and increased hygiene practices for all participants. Read more about Volleyball Tasmania's return to sport and safety plan in the related news item.

    Check out our program page for more information!

  • Join or renew your membership now!

    Most membership periods will expire in March each year - so renew your membership now!

    You can login to the membership portal to check your membership and renew in one simple action. 

    If you're a brand new VTAS member, just sign up using the appropriate form here.

    Note: Volleyball Tasmania accepts 'Ticket To Play' discount vouchers, provided by the Tas State Government. Simply register using the 'Ticket To Play' form on our membership page!

  • 2019 Tas Open - mixed, men's, womens

    Get on board for the Tas Open - an indoor volleyball tournament, run over two days, where you can play with your mates, someone new, mix up clubs and enjoy the sport we love!

    Divisions: mixed, men's, womens - lots of volley and lots of fun!

    The 2019 Tas Open will be held at Elizabeth College on Sat 19th - Sun 20th October. More details to come! [competition page link]

  • Southern League - Spring 2019

    Southern League @ Moonah Sports Centre returns from August 2019!!!

    Contact a Hobart club if you're interested - keep your eye out for more information

  • 2018 Tasmanian State League wrap

    Volleyball Tas State League has been completed, with some awesome finals on Saturday 18th August at Elizabeth College.

    Hobart-based Boss Volleyball Club took a clean sweep this year, with a convincing win in the women's draw and a hard fought 5-set epic in the men's - both defeating a gallant Van Diemens outfit. 

  • 16th Aus Masters Games - wrap-up!

    The Australian Masters Games is a biennial sporting event that is regarded as one of the premier and largest participation sporting events on the Australian sporting landscape. In 2017 the 16th edition of the Games will be hosted in Tasmania from Saturday 21st to Saturday 28th October.

    It is expected over 6,000 participants will compete across over 40 different sports.

    The Australian Masters Games provide an occasion to:

    • make the wider community aware of the benefits of sport;
    • encourage and engage the masters sport demographic in ongoing activity that is beneficial to their long term health and wellbeing;
    • encourage a positive active lifestyle in the community that is balanced with social outcome and opportunities;
    • reaffirm with all levels of sports administration the importance of mature-aged sports people who are seeking opportunities to participate; and
    • demonstrate the many attractions of sport: skill, achievement, competition, social interaction, and satisfaction.

    The beach volleyball draws (21-24 Oct) have been published on the AMG website; indoor volleyball (25-28 Oct) will be administered via our website.

    Games Totals: 47 Sports, 70+ venues

    Beach Volleyball:

    • 87 Participants
    • 91 teams
    • Youngest competitor - 30; Oldest competitor - 64
    • Representation from: VIC, TAS, QLD, WA, NT & NSW
    • VIC had the largest representation with 28 participants, followed by TAS with 26
    • 94 matches in 34 divisions over 4 days

    The Burnie Surf Club and local businesses such as Fish Frenzy helped to make the promenade at West Beach a unique and comfortable environment for everyone; administrators, players and audience alike. There was some truly national tour standard beach volleyball played in the younger age divisions, and all participants thoroughly enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and sportsmanship.

    Indoor Volleyball

    • 103 participants
    • 16 Teams
    • Youngest competitor - 32; Oldest competitor - 65
    • Representation from every state and territory: TAS, QLD, WA, VIC, NT, SA, ACT & NSW
    • TAS had the largest representation with 57 participants
    • 39 matches in 12 divisions over 4 days

    The Somerset Recreation Centre was the venue. Remembering what to do on the volleyball court and showing all those skills of yesteryear was the game. A fantastic time was had by all, culminating in some amazing gold medal matches on Day 8.

    Many thanks must go to the Burnie Surf Club, Waratah-Wynyard Council, Somerset Recreation Centre, Somerset Basketball Association and Volleyball Tasmania (and all their many volunteers & technical officials) – but most of all, to our event manager Dannielle Hunt. Without her months of tireless work and collaboration, this volleyball event would not have been the huge success it was.

    Some pictures of West Beach, and medallists in both beach and hard court, can be viewed via our Facebook page!

    On to the next Masters!!!

  • 2017 State League: victors crowned!

    After 3 rounds of TAS State League 2017, the top 3 qualified teams in each division competed in finals in Hobart on Saturday 26 August.

    Congratulations to Van Diemens women and Zuno Blues men for taking this year's prize!!!

    Keep an eye on the competition page for more information.