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Australia women's national volleyball team

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Head coach  Shannon Winzer
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FIVB ranking  43 (as of August 2016)
Australia women's national volleyball team
Association  Australian Volleyball Federation
Confederation  Asian Volleyball Confederation

The Australia women's national volleyball team, also known as Volleyball Team Australia Women (VTAW) or the Volleyroos, is the national volleyball team of the volleyball playing nation of Australia. As of January 2016, they are ranked 41st in the world. They are a member of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC).

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The Australian Women’s program commenced the 90's ranked 6th in the Asian zone, and they maintained this ranking throughout the decade, due in part to the strong nature of women’s volleyball in Asia, with teams like China, Japan and Korea all ranked in the top 8 of the world at the time. With the support of the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), they achieved 9th place in the Sydney 2000 Olympics. Following this the Volleyroos achieved its highest ever world ranking of 14th. They then achieved a 6th place finish at the 2001 Asian Championships, and qualified for a second World Championships.

Their historic inclusion in the 2014 Women’s Grand Prix has helped the Volleyroos improve, through additional match experience against quality teams from around the world.

Tournament history

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

Olympic Games

The women's Volleyroos made their Olympic debut at the Sydney 2000 Olympics by way of being the host nation. They are yet to return to Olympic competition.

World Championships

Australia have participated twice in the World Championships, in 1982 and 2002.

2002 World Championship (Germany) – Finishing 21st out of 24 teams.

1982 World Championship (Peru) – Finishing 12th out of 23 teams.

Asian Championships

The first Asian Volleyball Championship was held in Melbourne, 1975, where Australia placed 4th. They came 4th again in 1979. These were the best placings in this competition. The team has always placed within the top 10 throughout its history in this tournament.

Asian Cup

Australia came 7th in the 2008 Asian Women's Cup Volleyball Championship, but have not been involved ever since.

World Grand Prix

Australia play in the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix, one of 28 participating countries. They are in Group 3, featuring Cuba, Algeria, Peru, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Colombia, and Mexico.

Results table below. The first 3 matches were played in Bendigo, Victoria (State), and the last 3 matches played in Cali, Colombia.

Pool B3

  • Venue: Bendigo Stadium, Bendigo, Australia
  • Pool C3

  • Venue: Coliseo Evangelista Mora, Cali, Colombia
  • References

    Australia women's national volleyball team Wikipedia


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