Australia women's national volleyball team

Association AVF
Confederation AVC
Head coach Shannon Winzer
FIVB ranking 43 (as of August 2016)

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.[1] They are a member of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC).

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.[2]

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.[3]

World Championships

Australia have participated twice in the World Championships, in 1982[4] and 2002.[5][6]

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.[7] They came 4th again in 1979.[8] 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.[9]

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

Match Home team Away team
1 Australia 0–3 Colombia
2 Australia 1–3 Cuba
3 Australia 0–3 Croatia
4 Kazakhstan 3–0 Australia
5 Colombia 3–0 Australia
6 Mexico N/A Australia

Pool B3

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
3 Jun10:40Australia  0–3  Colombia 17–2513–2513–25  43–75P2 P3
4 Jun09:10Australia  1–3  Cuba 22–2525–2725–1825–27 97–97P2 P3
5 Jun06:10Australia  0–3  Croatia 19–2517–2512–25  48–75P2 P3

Pool C3

Date Time Score Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Total Report
10 Jun22:00Kazakhstan  3–0  Australia 25–1425–625–20  75–40P2 P3
11 Jun23:30Colombia  3–0  Australia 25–1725–2025–15  75–52P2 P3
12 Jun21:00Mexico   Australia   P2 P3

Current roster

Australia national volleyball team
Players Coaches
  • Elizabeth Borger
  • Caitlin Bettenay
  • Beth Carey
  • Jessica Croucher
  • Alice De Innocentiis
  • Sharmain Fernando
  • Sophie Godfrey
  • Eliza Karley Hynes
  • Katrina Janssen
  • Hannah Martin
  • Jaimee-Lee Morrow
  • Katarina Osadchuk
  • Sophie Paine
  • Rebecca Reeve
  • Jen Sadler
  • Danusia Sipa Borgeaud
  • Shae Sloane (C)
  • Eliza Smith
  • Rhiannon Tooker
  • Rhiannon Watt
  • Kylee White
  • Hannah Wright
  • Head coach:Shannon Winzer
  • Asst coach: Lauren Bertolacci
  • Asst coach: Jenny Becker
  • Asst coach: Yaegan Doran
  • Asst coach: Karl Lim
  • Manager: Chau Le
  • Physiotherapist: Henry Tram
  • Statistician: Hugh Ngyuyen



  1. "FIVB – Volleyball".
  3. "Volleyball".
  4. "Peru: El Mundial Femenino, Servido" (PDF) (in Spanish). El Mundo Deportivo. 18 June 1982. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  5. "...::: Volleyball Almanac – Women's World Championship :::...". 31 May 2007. Archived from the original on 2007-05-31.
  6. Federation Internationale de Volleyball
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