10 Dec 2018
Melbourne University Blues & Queensland Pirates continue their winning ways

The Melbourne University Blues won an unprecedented 6th straight Women

The Melbourne University Blues won an unprecedented 6th straight Women’s AVL title yesterday at the Australian Volleyball League Championship in Melbourne. Despite dropping their 1st game in the tournament on Friday, they regrouped [ ... ]

07 Dec 2018
2018 AVL Championship Swings into Action in Melbourne

The 2018 AVL Championship commenced in Melbourne this morning with 12 men’s and 11 women’s teams competing from around Australia.

A total of 56 matches will be played to across the weekend to determine the ultimate winners of the men’s and women’s Gold Medal and coveted titles of Australian Volleyball [ ... ]

05 Dec 2018
Teams ready for the 2018 Australian Volleyball League Championship

2018 will see a change to the format of the Australian Volleyball League, with the normally 10 week competition being reduced down to a 3 day tournament. The reduce competition format though has seen an increase in the participation of teams from all states and territories, except the Northern Territory.

The [ ... ]

03 Dec 2017
UNI BLUES & QLD PIRATES CROWNED 2017 AVL CHAMPIONS

Melbourne’s Uni Blues women have broken their own Australian Volleyball League championship record by claiming their fifth straight AVL title, and their sixth overall, this afternoon at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre. 

The Blues faced surprise packets the WA Pearls in the final but were [ ... ]

02 Dec 2017
WA VOLLEYBALL CREATE HISTORY WITH MEN AND WOMEN IN AVL GRAND FINALS

For the first time in Australian Volleyball League History, West Australia will be represented in both the men’s and women’s AVL grand finals to be played at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Sunday 3 December. 

For the WA Hornets (Men’s team) this will be their first ever grand final [ ... ]

QUEENSLAND FLEX MUSCLES WHILE RACE FOR SECOND HEATS UP

The battle for semi-final berths in the 2016 Australian Volleyball League season is intensifying, with weekend results throwing the race wide open, especially in the women’s Eastern Conference.

Queensland Pirates look set to play a major role in both the men’s and women’s finals this year, after both consolidated their grip on top spot in their conference.

The clash between the previously undefeated Pirates and the Sydney Amazons in the women’s competition ended with a 3-0, 3-1 win for the Pirates, putting the Queensland team 10 points ahead of their nearest ladder rival.

The Amazons now look set to battle it out with the Canberra Heat for second place on the ladder, with the two teams set to meet for the first time this coming weekend.

The Heat’s finals aspirations suffered a minor setback, when they lost to the previously winless UTSSU Shield in Canberra on Sunday.

In an incredibly tight double header, the Heat won Saturday’s clash, 3-2, only to go down by a similar scoreline to a euphoric UTSSU on Sunday.

In the men’s draw, Canberra Heat, minus helloworld Volleyroo Travis Passier, suffered a scare in their opening match against UTSSU Shield men, dropping the first two sets before clinching the final three and the match, 3-2.

Game two on Sunday was a much more straightforward affair, with the Heat cruising to a 3-0 win to put some space between themselves and UTSSU for the coveted second spot on the ladder.

The rampant Pirates were far too strong for the new kids on the block, the winless Sydney Warriors, with the flag favourites winning both their matches 3-0.