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 [ ... ]

AVL FINALS STICK TO FORM GUIDE – SO FAR

The semi-finals of the Australian Volleyball League in Melbourne have unfolded according to the form guide, with red-hot favourites Queensland Pirates, in the men, and Uni Blues, in the women, cruising into the gold medal play-offs.

The Queensland Pirates, chasing a hat-trick of AVL titles, suffered only a minor hiccup, dropping the third set to the WA Hornets before sealing the match, 25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 25-14.

The Pirates, unbeaten this season, will take on the impressive Canberra Heat for the national title, after the ACT team beat Adelaide Storm 3-0.

In the women’s competition the dominant Uni Blues are one step closer to nothing up their third national title, beating Canberra Heat 3-0.

Like the Pirates, the Uni Blues are undefeated in 2015.

They’ll take on UTSSU in the final after they wore down VVA 3-2 in the closest semi-final of the day.

It was a massive disappointment for VVA, after they raced away to claim the opening two sets 25-22, 25-21.

But UTSSU regrouped, took the third set 25-17, breezed through the fourth set 25-10, and then sealed the match 15-10 in the fifth and final set.

 

GRAND FINALS:

Men: Queensland Pirates v Canberra Heat.

Women: Uni Blues v UTSSU.

 

THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF:

Men: WA Hornets v Adelaide Storm.

Women: VVA Vultures v Canberra Heat.