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

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

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 [ ... ]


The 2016 Australian Volleyball League season will kick into top gear this weekend with a full set of fixtures, including the first appearance of three-time women’s title holders, the Uni Blues, in a local derby against the VVA Vultures.

There were just a handful of games on the opening weekend of the AVL, highlighted by a splitting of the points by last year’s men’s finalists, the Canberra Heat and the Qld Pirates, and the first appearance of new teams, the Sydney Amazons and the Sydney Warriors.

While the Warriors found the going tough against UTSSU in the men’s league, losing 3-1 and 3-0, the Amazons made the perfect start in the women’s competition, beating UTSSU 3-0, 3-0.

The Amazons and the Warriors both have byes this weekend, but it will be the first appearance for the team from the Canberra Centre of Excellence.

The team of young guns will have a baptism of fire, taking on the Qld Pirates in at Clayfield, Queensland.

The Pirates and the heat had a 3-1, 0-3 result in Clayfield last weekend.

Canberra Heat will take on the impressive UTSSU team at the Sydney Netball Centre, while the Adelaide Storm and WA Pirates will have their first hit out when they meet at Campbelltown, South Australia, on Saturday and Sunday.

Uni Blues go into 2016 with the strongest women’s team on paper, as the team chases a fourth consecutive title.

They take on the VVA Vultures on Saturday and Sunday at the Victorian University campus in Footscray.

The Qld Pirates women’s team scraped through with two 3-2 results over the Canberra Heat on opening weekend, and will have a bye this weekend.

The Heat and UTSSU will both be looking for their first wins after losing both matches last weekend.

Volleyball fans are in for a treat this weekend, with men’s and women’s double headers at each fixture, with the exception of the Qld Pirates v Canberra Centre of Excellence matches.

The full draw can be found at http://www.avl.org.au