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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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vtam match reports vs Sweden

Posted by devo on June 15, 2009

vtamUPDATE: The official match reports from Volleyball Team Australia Men‘s  3 matches in Sweden are now on the Volleyball Australia web site.

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Aussies take series 3-0 vs Sweden

Posted by devo on June 15, 2009

vtamAustralia won the third international against Sweden. This time with 3-1 after two thrilling sets, where Sweden took home the third with 32-30.

Sweden – Australia 1-3 (20-25, 15-25, 32-30, 23-25)

Best scorer Sweden: Martin Yngerskog 15, Linus Tholse 13
Best scorer Australia: Paul Carroll 18, Igor Yudin 13
~ stats

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Edgar returns home

Posted by devo on June 14, 2009

Phong NGUYEN, Sport Coordinator, Men’s Volleyball, Australian Institute of Sport reports that Aussie player Tom Edgar has had to return home from the VTAM European tour, after requiring surgery for a broken finger, sustained while blocking in Sweden.

The match reports from the first two matches from Sweden will be on the Volleyball Australia site soon.

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Aussies 2-0 vs Sweden

Posted by devo on June 14, 2009

Sweden – Australia 0-3 (15-25, 23-25, 17-25)
vtamBest Scorer Sweden: Jimmie Ivarsson 9, Linus Tholse 8
Best SCORER Australia: Paul Carroll 16, Igor Yudin 15

more @ Volleyball Sweden ~ Stats

Igor Yudin, assigned to the game player of the match values, was incorruptible in his left and in the reception. Publikien saw him splashing in many seizures as well as heavy hope serves as the Swedish reception had to fight hard.

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Aussies 1-0 vs Sweden

Posted by devo on June 13, 2009

Sweden lost to Australia 1 – 3 (28-26, 20-25, 22-25, 24-26)
vtamBest players Sweden: Linus Tholse 24, Jimmie Ivarsson 16
Best players Australia: Paul Carroll 26, Igor Yudin 12
Game statistics ~ more@volleyball Sweden

Assistant coach Andrew Strugnell felt that they did a good pickup in the match after losing the first set. A nice gain and a completely ok game with a few mistakes too much on their side.

Federation Johan Isacsson was satisfied with the operation after the match and thought that the first match bodes well for the upcoming fighting against Australia, but also for all young guys who came in and delivered.

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Sweden prepare for Aussies 2

Posted by devo on June 10, 2009

The Volleyball Sweden web site has a list of athletes playing in the 3 match series against Volleyball Team Australia Men, beginning on the 12th. Aussie Paul Carroll will join the tour for this series.

It also appears that you will be able to watch the match scores live.

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Sweden prepares for Aussies

Posted by devo on June 6, 2009

vtamThe Swedish men’s national team has had two training camps during May and this weekend are meeting again in Falköping. They will play 3 official games against Australia beginning next Sunday. The Australian team have been training in Italy at the AIS European Training Centre for nine days after winning their series against Great Britain.

The games with times
12/6 19.00 Sweden – Australia, Falkenberg sport halls
13/6 16.00 Sweden – Australia, Våxtorp Idrottshall
14/6 19.00 Sweden – Australia, Odenhallen, Falköping

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The 2 Toms up for Swedish awards

Posted by devo on March 1, 2009

tom-edgarSwedish Volleyball is reporting that voting is underway for the leagues top volleyballers.

Two Aussies have been nominated. Thomas Edgar, Linköping, is nominated in three categories: player of the year, attack and best new player.

Thomas Bawden, Lugi is also nominated for best attacker. Tom will be the league’s top scorer, provided that he kills 9 points in his last game of the season. (Check out how the other Aussies are going on the list)

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Sweden evens up series vs AIS: 1-1

Posted by devo on January 24, 2009

The Swedish men’s junior national team took  revenge for Wednesday’s clear loss against Australia in a 5 sets thriller.

Wednesday’s match was won quite easily by Australia, even if Sweden should have taken one of the sets. There was therefore a real craving for revenge in the return meeting. However, Sweden did not play correctly in the first set. A handful of far too simple mistakes led to the guests having the command, but the players managed to get catch up in the final stages of the set. 25-21 won it in the end for the team from “down under”.

In the second set,  the loud crowd saw a sudden discharge from the Swedish side. It was quickly into a ten points lead. The set was then straight forward for the home team at 25-14.

The following set was very even. Both teams showed very good performances and the match quality was really high. The Swedish center game celebrated great triumphs and especially Andreas Berlin seemed, at times, unstoppable. Australia also played well and the young 15-year-old passer Rory Welsh showed a very mature game that is rare in a player of his age. He and his teammates could still not stop Sweden from winning the set.

The fourth set was dominated by the away team, and they looked to keep the lead until the end. The home players, however, did a heroic-out and was just a hair from being able to acknowledge. At 23-24, an Australian assault was on the way to go outside the sidelines, but the ball touched on a Swedish defender and the set was lost.

So, it took an uncertain fifth set to pick the winners. The scores went point for point. The Swedes were the first to gain match point, but could not finish off. The Swedes gained a new chance and this time Australian Jasper Boyschau steppedon the attack line in a backline attack. This is not allowed and the score and therefore the match went to Sweden. It took a little while before everyone realized that victory was clear, but then broke the great jubilation in the Swedish camp and in the audience.

Coach Göran Persson was of course pleased with the victory: The boys played very disciplined, we did some stupid miss in the first set, but then it was impressive to see the whole team on the track. They followed the plans very well and it was the key to victory,” he explained.

“It was a really good match between two regular opponents, and the Swedes really wanted to win today,” said Russell Borgeaud, Australia’s coach.

This was the last meeting between the teams and now Australia goes on to Slovakia, the last stop on European tour. The Swedish players are expected to continue playing for the Premiership with two rounds this weekend.

Sweden defeated Australia 3-2 (21-25, 25-14, 25-22, 23-25, 16-14) original on Swedish Volleyball

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Aussies winning points in Sweden

Posted by devo on January 23, 2009

Young Aussie players in Sweden are scoring points with Tom Bawden, Tom Edgar, and Adam White in the top 10 scorers. Trav Passier is at 21 (2nd in blocking), Steve Wallace at 23, and Greg Sukochev sneaks into the top 50 scorers. more at Swedish Volleyball

You can also check out Elitserien Herr results, tables, and team photos at Volleyball Sweden.

# Namn Förening Match Serve Block Anfall Poäng
1. Adnan Herco Habo WK 87 12 16 19 197 232
2. Thomas Bawden Lugi VBK 12 10 27 194 231
3. Thomas Edgar Linköpings VC 11 16 25 149 190
4. Mark Burik Vingåkers VK 11 14 11 164 189
5. Staffan Sahlberg Säters IF VBK 11 15 10 160 185
6. Martin Yngerskog Sollentuna VK 13 12 17 151 180
7. Andrew Bonner Örkelljunga VK 9 18 18 129 165
8. Adam White Linköpings VC 11 8 21 135 164

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AIS defeat Sweden Juniors

Posted by devo on January 22, 2009

Sweden Juniors lost to  Australia AIS 0-3 (21-25, 25-27, 18-25)

The Australian junior players seem not to have been overly influenced by the tragic bus fire on Monday. They won against Sweden Juniors  in straight sets in the first meeting.

It got a very dramatic start to the visit to Sweden for the guys in the Australian junior national team when the bus that would take them from Landvetter to Falköping took fire on the highway and the team quickly had to evacuate the bus. All possessions burned, so instead of training and preparations they spent the first days getting the clothing and equipment to cope with the visit.

The large Australians seemed not at all to have been influenced by everything that happened, but they got a dream opening when the first international started on Wednesday evening in Falköping. It was 8-1 before a nervous Swedish team came into the match. The guests, however, retained the lead, but spiker Robin Andersson came up with a big gun serve and the score was reduced to just two points. Unfortunately, the Swedes again had a few less successful acts and in their rapidly purchased clothing Australia won the set 25-21.

The second set was much smoother than the previous one. The plan was followed by Sweden and was mostly in line. Oskar Nilsson’s  game harvested with great success and at 23-18 in favor of the  BLUE AND YELLOW all looked bright. Then came a change in the Swedish game that gave the chance to opponents and they were not slow to seize the opportunity. Sweden had SET POINT on two occasions, but it is not enough when the long-distance guests were tougher in the final stages and took the set 27-25.

The subsequent set started in the same way as the first. Australia pulled immediately away and score of 4-13 says a lot about how it looked. The previous boisterous crowd fell silent,  but the Swedish juniors never gave up hope. The score was too big to be reversed, but 18 points was achieved before the match was over.

“We are far too svajiga (inconsistent?) in our behavior, periodically we play really well, but we have far too long weakness,” says coach Göran Persson. ” We must have a more solid serve reception game or there will be no revenge on Friday,” says Persson.

The Australian coach Russell Borgeaud was satisfied after the game: “I was very happy with how the guys played today, in view of how the visit began. Aid from the organizers has helped us a lot and we could concentrate on the game,” says Borgeaud.

On Friday afternoon, there will be a return meeting and Göran Persson is hopeful for the match. “If we manage to keep up the level for longer periods than today, we have a clear opportunity to take revenge,” concluded the Swedish coach. original article Volleyball Sweden

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AIS escape bus fire

Posted by devo on January 20, 2009

ais bus fireThe Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) Junior Volleyball team avoided serious injury overnight Australian time after their team bus caught fire in Sweden.

The 12-member team, one week into a three-week European tour, was travelling from Gothenburg Airport to the town of Falkoping when a fire broke out under the bus at approximately 4pm local time. The cause of the fire is unknown at this stage.

All athletes and four staff exited the bus without major injury, however all the team’s belongings were destroyed. Two athletes received medical treatment for grazes and bruises sustained escaping the bus, however both are expected to make a full recovery and continue the tour.

more@ Volleyball Australia ~ news.com ~ The Age ~ TheLocal(Swe)

picture from Volleyball Sweden

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Tom leading stats

Posted by devo on November 18, 2008

My correspondent reports that Tom Bawden, playing in Sweden – LUGIWorldLingo translation scored 40 points in Saturday’s 5 set loss against Sollentuna with 37 kills, 2 blocks and an ace. He now leads the Swedish league in points with a total of 86. His break down is 3 aces, 10 blocks and 73 kills.

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Steve and Tom head to Sweden

Posted by devo on September 7, 2008

Steve Wallace will have Aussie Tom Bawden playing along side him at LUGIWorldLingo translation this season in Sweden. Steve has been named captain of Lugi.

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Micah third

Posted by devo on April 4, 2008

Aussie OS Micah Venturini reports:

This will be the last update from Sweden. We played our last match on  Sunday and lost an epic 5 setter. That closed our season to a 3rd position finish. I had a 16 point match, and the team played well.

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Aussies in Sweden

Posted by devo on March 22, 2008

Micah Venturini, playing for Örkelljunga is last Aussie alive in Swedish playoffs. Tuesday Tierp with young Fred Marsh lost to Vingåker in the 4th quarterfinal and yesterday the Team Valla, coached partly by Andrew Strugnell and having John Dekker, Joshua Thorpe, Gregory Sukochev and William Thwaite on court, went out dramatically to Sollentuna in the 5th and last quarterfinal.

VVK (4) – Tierp (5) (Fred Marsh): 3-1 matches
3-2: 25-20, 23-25, 25-21, 16-25, 15-7 (Away)
2-3: 22-25, 25-23, 21-25, 25-21, 11-15 (Home)
3-0: 25-20, 25-18, 25-21 (Away)
0-3: 17-25, 12-25, 17-25 (Home)

Team Valla (3) – Sollentuna (6) (Andrew Strugnell, John Dekker, Joshua Thorpe, Gregory Sukochev, William Thwaite): 2-3 matches
0-3: 24-26, 21-25, 20-25 (Home)
3-2: 16-25, 24-26, 25-18, 25-23, 15-9 (Away)
3-2: 20-25, 25-22, 25-19, 25-27, 15-8 (Home)
0-3: 22-25, 23-25, 21-25 (Away)
2-3: 17-25, 25-12, 23-25, 25-22, 11-15 (Home)

Hylte (2) – Örkelljunga (8) (Micah Venturini): 2-3 matches
1-3 22-25, 25-17, 24-26, 24-26 (Away)
3-1 25-21, 21-25, 26-24, 25-21 (Home)
3-2 18-25, 22-25, 25-21, 25-17, 15-11 (Away)
2-3 25-19, 23-25, 17-25, 25-23, 14-16 (Home)
2-3 25-22, 25-12, 21-25, 21-25, 15-17 (Away)

Örkelljunga and Micah Venturini has had a tough time in the swedish league and Micah has had some form issues in the end of the series and beginning of play-offs. He came back strong in the last two matches, and was one of the key players in the last match with 19 points and a 17-15 turn-around down 11-14 in a crazy match that almost started with fights during the hitting warm up!

For points and stats in quarterfinals: http://www.volleyboll.se/table.aspx?WCI=wiFixtureList&TournamentId=50270

For video (4th match Team-Valla-Sollentuna (end of all 3 sets)): http://www.volleykanalen.se/

Regards
Martin Olafsen
Örkelljunga Head Coach

From Micah: My Team advanced to the semi-finals/top 4 last night . It came down to the 5th(best of 5 finals series) match in the 5th set. We lost the first and second set , won the 3rd 4th and 5th .In the 5th we were down 11-14 and came back with some amazing block and defensive plays , to win it 17-15.

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Micah in the cold north

Posted by devo on February 6, 2008

Micah Venturini, who plays for ÖrkelljungaWorldLingo translation, has just sent me this link to one of his matches in Sweden – TV highlights and an interview package. For thise who don’t know Micah, he’s the Aussie in position 2, passing on the right side court at the start of the clip.

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AIS in Sweden

Posted by devo on January 15, 2008

The Volleyball Australia site has match reports from the Australian Institute of Sport’s recent matches against the Swedish Jr. Men’s Team and Team Valla from the Elite Division of the Swedish National League.

 9/01/08             AIS defeated Sweden Juniors 3 : 2 (25-20, 17-25, 25-21, 19-25, 18-16)
10/01/08            AIS lost to Team Valla 2 : 3 (25-16, 25-22, 20-25, 20-25, 7-15)

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AIS in Sweden

Posted by devo on January 11, 2008

The Australian Institute of Sport team defeated Sweden Juniors 3-2 last night (18-16 in the 5th set). Today the AIS lost to 1st division club Team Valla also in 5 sets.

The team will play their final Swedish match tomorrow, again against the Swedish Junior team.

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