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 [ ... ]

UNI BLUES MAKE STRONG START ON ROAD TO TITLE NUMBER FOUR

The Uni Blues have made the best possible start in their quest for a fourth consecutive women’s Australian Volleyball League title, posting two 3-0 wins over cross-town rivals, the VVA Vultures, on the weekend.

There were also impressive wins for the Canberra Heat, and the WA Pearls in their first outing of the season.

The Pearls travelled to Adelaide and scored consecutive 3-0 wins over the Adelaide Storm.

After two agonising 2-3 losses to the QLD Pirates on the opening weekend, the Canberra Heat joined the winners’ circle with two 3-1 wins over UTSSU, leaving the Sydney team without a win after two weekends of competition.

The Pirates and the Sydney Amazons both had byes on the weekend.

The Canberra Heat, having split the points with the Queensland Pirates on the opening weekend of the men’s competition, split the points with UTSSU Shield last weekend.

UTSSU, who won both their matches against Sydney Warriors the previous weekend won a tight tussle 3-2 on Saturday, but the Heat bounced back to post a 3-1 win on Sunday.

The Pirates also posted a double win over another of the new teams, the Canberra Centre of excellence, 3-0, 3-1.

In the Victorian derby the points were split between Uni Blues and the VVA Vultures, wth the Blues taking the first match 3-1, but then the Vultures bouncing back to post a comprehensive 3-0 win on Sunday.

The Adelaide Storm and WA Hornets both made their first appearance for the season, with the Storm winning both matches in tight tussles, 3-2, 3-1.

THIS WEEKEND

The Storm will host the VVA Vultures this weekend, while the Hornets and the Pearls will travel to Albany on the WA south coast to host the Uni Blues.

The two Canberra men’s teams, the Heat and the Centre of Excellence, will face off at the AIS, while the Pirates and UTSSU Shield men’s and women’s teams meet twice at Clayfield College.