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devo award gets press

Posted by devo on December 26, 2009

Apparently our Australian Junior Volleyball: coach of the year award has been getting a bit of press up Mildura way.

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Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year winner

Posted by devo on December 6, 2009

Elson Volleyaward bannerdevo’s volleyball is proud to announce that the inaugural winner of the Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year award is Paul Freckleton.

The award was announced at the Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup opening ceremony this evening. Paul received:  A trophy from devo’s, a $250 Elson Volley voucher from Elson Volley, and a European club presentation pack from Mark Lebedew.

Paul is presented with his trophy by Volleyball Australia's president Chris Schacht

Paul comes from Sunraysia Volleyball (Mildura), and was nominated by Brad Mason.

  • Sunraysia Academy of Sport (SAS) Boys Squad Coach, 2005 – 2009
  • Walkers Volleyball Club head Coach and President for many years
  • Victoria Gold Under 17 Coach 2009
  • Sunraysia Volleyball (SVI) Men’s Coach
  • SVI Volleyball Academy Program Manager and Head Coach for past three years
  • SVI Development Officer
  • SVI Liaison Officer to VVI
  • Winner of Referee Award at Vic Country Champs 2008
  • Sunraysia Indoor Sporting Group chair

Brad’s nomination, in part, reads:

I think that my coach Paul Freckleton should get the award … because not only is he the best volleyball coach I have ever had, but a great bloke to go with it.

Paul aka Freck. My first involvement with Paul was 5 years ago ( … at) the Sunraysia volleyball academy. … After one fun filled training session with Paul he had me in love with volleyball; without Paul saying a word I was coming to the rest of training whether he liked it or not because I enjoyed being at training that much it seemed stupid not to come back. … I have been able to further my skills more then I would have ever thought would be possible … this is all thanks to Paul.

Throughout my time I have witnessed Paul trying to make himself the best coach he can be. Paul attends coaches’ seminars to make sure he is on the front page of everything coaching. He asks for feedback and get tips from coaches from the highest level possible …

… Paul has been taking me to and from trainings for the whole time and anyone else that needs a lift he has no problem with taking them. To be honest I would not be the player I am today and the academy would not run without this one man. I have never known someone to be so committed to the kids that he is coaching and getting the best out of us.

I’m not going to say the Paul is the best coach volleyball has ever seen but he is constantly working his way towards it …

He is very deserving of this award.

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Sorry Mark, but the devo budget does not extend to airfares from Germany!

I would like to thank Eldo and Mark for their support of the award, and also Stuart for his help with judging. Click on photos to enlarge

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Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year decided

Posted by devo on December 6, 2009

devo’s volleyball is proud to present …Elson Volley

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Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year.The winner has been chosen and will be announced at the Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup and here on devo’s volleyball this Sunday at 6pm.

Click on the coach of the year tab at the top of the page for all the info. And for the winning coach: A trophy from devo’s, a $250 Elson Volley voucher from Elson Volley, and a European club presentation pack from Mark Lebedew.

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Have you dobbed in your coach yet?

Posted by devo on October 13, 2009

award bannerElson VolleyIs your school or club team coached by a great coach. Have you dobbed them in to be the Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year?

Download the nomination form by clicking on the flag. Get your team mates together, grab a teacher, another coach or a parent if you need some help to fill in the form. But do it now. Your teacher-coach, or club coach could win. But only if you nominate them.

And for the winning coach: a trophy, a $250 Elson Volley voucher, and a European club presentation pack

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Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year

Posted by devo on September 28, 2009

devo’s volleyball is proud to present …

award bannerAre you coached by a fantastic coach?

Countless teachers, and club coaches across Australia put in hours of work to create programs that grow our young volleyballers. They are the ones that are at the gym first; they are the last to leave. They drive the bus to tournaments. They organise the accommodation and food. They are there for the first game of the tournament and then go home on the last bus.
These are the people that often start a program from scratch. They are the unpaid heroes of our sport.

They need their moment to shine, and to get the recognition of their peers. We can’t reward every coach out there who deserves it, but we can reward one. Your coach may not have won the most gold medals, but they might have held together a rag tag bunch who just can’t wait for their next volleyball match. They have instilled in you a love of volleyball. Each training you see your skills improve.

Here’s your chance to nominate your coach to be the inaugural Australian Junior Volleyball: Coach of the Year. Click on the coach of the year tab at the top of the page for all the info and the nomination form.

And for the winning coach: A trophy, a $250 Elson Volley voucher, and a European club presentation pack


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