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 [ ... ]

The Sydney Amazons have ended the unbeaten run of the Queensland Pirates in the women’s Australian Volleyball League, and in doing so have booked themselves a place in next month’s finals, capping an incredible debut season for the new team.

The Amazons lost their Saturday match-up 2-3, but then bounced back to win Sunday’s clash 3-2.

In the Southern Conference, the WA Pearls posted two comfortable 3-0 wins over the VVA Vultures to lock up second place on the ladder and a semi-final match-up against the Pirates in Melbourne on Saturday, December 3.

Uni Blues will be red-hot favourites to win a fourth consecutive title, after finishing the season home-and-away season unbeaten. The Victorian team had a 3-1, 3-0 win over Adelaide Storm in South Australia, and will now face the Sydney Amazons in the semi-finals.

The Amazons will be hosted by the Canberra Heat next weekend in the final home-and-away fixture of the women’s season, but the result will have no effect on the final standings.

The men’s semi-final line-up has also been decided, despite their still being one round to play.

The Queensland Pirates finished with two comfortable 3-0 wins over Sydney’s other new team, the Warriors, to finish on top of the Eastern Conference ladder.

They’ll now take on the VVA Vultures in one semi-final, after the Victorian team fell over the line despite posting two 3-0 losses to the WA Hornets on the weekend.

The Vultures finished second, just ahead of fellow Victorians Uni Blues.

The Uni Blues lost both their matches against ladder leaders, Adelaide Storm, 3-0, 3-2, to just miss out a final four position.

The Storm will take on the Canberra Heat in next month’s other semi-final. The Heat had a bye on the weekend, and has matches against the Canberra Centre of Excellence starting Thursday night, and then the Sydney Warriors this weekend.

In last weekend’s other match, the UTSSU Shield men posted a 3-0, 3-2 win over the competition’s other new team, the Canberra Centre of Excellence.