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Posted by devo on February 1, 2010

This blog is nolonger being updated.

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Devo says goodbye

Posted by devo on February 1, 2010

I have been blogging here at devo’s volleyball for 3 years and 8 months. It’s been great fun, and I have enjoyed the journey.

But it’s time to move on.

I want to thank my fellow bloggers for being part of the journey. And each of you who has become part of the devo’s community. The friendships that you find in volleyball have kept me in this sport for 36 years.

The good things about volleyball happen at the local level. Coaches and parents doing their bit, giving up their time. It was always so, and I believe that the future of volleyball remains with local coaches, parents, clubs and especially schools. Continue to fight the good fight.

Thankyou. Goodbye.

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Hate Rock, Paper Scissors

Posted by Mt Lofty Volleyball Club on June 5, 2010

Not to all referees – GET A COIN.
Who bats in the ashes test at Lords is not decided by rock, paper, scissors and it never will be. Who kicks to the southern stand end in the AFL grand finals is also decided by a coin toss – not rock paper scissors and it never will be. To all referees again, bring your whistle, your cards and a coin.

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State League

Posted by Mt Lofty Volleyball Club on June 3, 2010

Have you looked at the State League premiership tables this week.
League men TOP, League women TOP, League Reserve men TOP, League Reserve women 2nd (by only 1.4%) Div 1 Men TOP, Div 1 Women TOP with Mt Lofty 2 NEXT TO TOP. Not bad team.

Premiership tables on the new VSA site http://www.volleyballsa.com.au/assets/pages/376/2010%20SL%20Results%20R6.pdf

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Volleyball Results

Posted by Mt Lofty Volleyball Club on May 30, 2010

We have had the Mt Lofty State League volleyball results in the Sunday Mail the last 4 weeks. This week we also have the results of our runaway success competition, Sunday League. This competition is a high level relaxed tournament and now has 10 teams. We can take more if you are game.

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$7,000 International Skins

Posted by Mt Lofty Volleyball Club on May 30, 2010

Excitement is building as Australia’s richest ever indoor volleyball event, the $7,000 MT BARKER COURIER International Skins tournament draws closer. Top honour division team, Southern Cross from Western Australia are flying in with ex Lofty AVL player Jonathon Hague ready to weave his setting magic. Victorian women’s powerhouse team Eastside Hawks coached by Michael Brookens will also fly in with no less THAN 6 CURENT NATIONAL players. These teams will be backed up by the top state league teams from South Australia, Mt Lofty, USC Lion and South Adelaide. The exciting format of this tournament has drawn the top teams from WA, Victoria and South Australia. Mt Lofty and Southern Cross men and Eastside Hawks/Mt Lofty women will no doubt pocket much of the Honours $4,000 record prize pool.
In the Division 1 competition teams have been nominated again from WA and from Pt Augusta and the Riverland. The favourites for the $2,000 prize pool in Division 1 would have to be Henley Hawks in the women and Mt Lofty in the men.
The $1000 worth of movie vouchers will be fought out by the top 3 schools in South Australia, Brighton, Heathfield /Mt Lofty and Loxton with strong country association Pt Augusta also entering.
The draw should be in this web site on Tuesday.

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State League Round 6

Posted by Mt Lofty Volleyball Club on May 30, 2010

Another great weekend for all Lofty players. 8 Matches were played and 8 matches were won. Congratulations to all concerned.

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$7,000 International Skins Tournament

Posted by Mt Lofty Volleyball Club on May 17, 2010

Last week for nominations to Australia’s richest volleyball tournament. Nominations close at 5.30pm Friday 21st May.

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Latrobe Valley web site

Posted by devo on January 31, 2010

Jacob Gruis has got up a head of steam to produce a website for Latrobe Valley Volleyball. It is a work in progress but, with further support, should fill a much needed hole in our communication.  Congratulations to Jacob for his initiative in taking on this challenge. If you wish to visit or link, here is the url: http://latrobevalleyvolleyball.webs.com

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Poll result – What do you expect?

Posted by devo on January 31, 2010

In our latest poll this is what you saw as a minimum response on the Volleyball Australia web site within 12 hours of  the end of an Aussie match.

Scores, MVP, stats and brief match report 26 - 27%
Scores, MVP, stats and full match report 25 - 26%
Scores 20 - 20%
Scores, MVP and short stats 18 - 18%
Scores, MVP and full stats 6   - 6%
Scores and MVP 3   - 3%
98 votes

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Chris Hames coaching

Posted by devo on January 30, 2010

Joining new coach Garland on the volleyball staff at Knoxville Catholic High School will be Chris Hames, who played on Australia’s women’s national team (1994-95) and is director of the K2 volleyball training facility in Knoxville.

“I hired these two because they’re very good coaches and good trainers,” Jones said. “They know their volleyball. I think they’re going to teach the old dog new tricks. They’re intense and they work hard. I would think this gives us one of the best volleyball staffs anywhere.” more@PrepXtra

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It’s not volleyball

Posted by devo on January 30, 2010

Robbo, who streams volleyball for us, says: Hey devo. I’m not at my computer as I’m in a box at the G but if you wanted to post a ‘non volleyball’ item, we are streaming the womens one day final on cricket.com.au/livestream with Melanie Jones, ex Aussie player.

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SA state team selections

Posted by devo on January 30, 2010

Volleyball SA will be holding trials for it’s 2010 State Teams on February 27 & 28. Please see this flyer for information.

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AVSC ~ 2009 Event Survey

Posted by devo on January 29, 2010

Volleyball Australia want to know your thoughts on the 2009 Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup. Here is a chance to put your views on several issues to Volleyball Australia.  Below are the links to their online surveys; fill one out for the chance to win your school 6 Mikasa MV200 volleyballs and a ball bag.

PlayersCoaches ~ Surveys will close on Wednesday 17th February 2010.

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Seaside Volleyball Tournament – Warrnambool

Posted by devo on January 28, 2010

The 36th Annual Seaside Volleyball Tournament will be held in Warrnambool on the March long weekend – Saturday 6th to Monday 8th March, 2010.

Visit the Volleyball Victoria site for more information, contact details and to download an entry form.

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Beach partnership

Posted by devo on January 28, 2010

Volleyball Australia has today announced a major sponsorship with Queensland-based financial services group Lifestyle Asset Management (LAM) for the Australian Beach Volleyball Championships and National Series.

The partnership has already begun in the countdown to the Lifestyle Asset Management Australian Beach Championships in Brisbane in March with support for the National Beach Series including the Queensland Open at Surfers Paradise this weekend as part of Summer Time 2010. more@Volleyball Australia

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Poll – what do we expect?

Posted by devo on January 28, 2010

I spoke to Volleyball Australia CEO Joan Perry at AVSC 2+ years ago about the internet and related subjects. At that time she told me that there was a problem with some staff who were not “internet literate”. And that this was a problem that would have to be corrected. They would have to learn.

The women’s program and junior programs – due mainly to Teresa Henderson and some dedicated coaches and parents – have established blogs to keep us up-to-date with their programs when competition is happenning. This has been fantastic for the fans of Aussie volleyball. We can follow what’s happenning; be involved. Even see video of matches!

The men’s /AIS program, unfortunately, has not been so forthcoming. There was a time when coaches would SMS results and MVP’s to me so that I could put them up. That nolonger happens. There are at least 2 “officials” on this tour who are very computer savvy. They have not been in areas where the internet or phone is difficult to access as is sometimes the problem. Parents seem to be getting some information. It is busy on tour, but a quick mail to Volleyball Aus on the bus going home should see results up by the following morning. Why isn’t this happenning?

It appears that CEO Joan is either unwilling, or unable, to insist that part of the duties of a touring Aussie squad is to keep us fans informed. To publicise our sport. Joan, give them a smart phone and show them how to use it!

Jump on the poll in the left hand column and let Joan know what you see as a minimum response on the Volleyball Australia web site at the end of an Aussie match. See also this post.

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Volleyball ranking falls

Posted by devo on January 28, 2010

Brazil continues to dominate the FIVB World Rankings following the online publication of the latest version of the Volleyball rankings on Wednesday. more@ fivb ~ how the rankings are decided.

Aussie Men – down 8 postions since Nov 09, and 21 positions from our best position of 11, to position 32 ~ more

Aussie Women – down 1 position to 40 ~ more

Aussie Junior & Youth Men – down 2 positions to 32 ~ more

Aussie Junior & Youth Women – up 1 position to 41 ~ more

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Polish Cup win

Posted by devo on January 25, 2010

The team of Ben Hardy and Igor Yudin has won the Polish Cup. It is the first time in the history of the team that Jastrzebski Coal have won the cup.  Ben received the tournament award for Best Server. The win gives the club participation in the next edition of the Champions League.

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AIS OS

Posted by devo on January 24, 2010

You wouldn’t know it if you were looking at the Volleyball Australia site, but the AIS boys have been touring overseas. We reported a belated release that let us know that they had gone, and that gave the  match results from the Japanese leg of the tour.

The guys have been in Italy: no results on the Volleyball Australia site. Maybe some parents can fill us in with results?

The third leg of the tour took the guys to Sweden. Thankfully, the Swedish national site thinks that we might want to know the results.

  • 19/1  – Sverige J – Australien J 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-22, 29-27) – match report original ~ translation
  • 20/1 – Sverige J – Australien J 3-1 (26-28, 25-19, 25-20, 26-24) – match report original ~ translation
  • 22/1 – Sverige J – Australien J 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-21, 25-20) – match report original ~ translation

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