Australia men's national volleyball team

The Australia Men's national volleyball team, also known as Volleyball Team Australia Men (VTAM) or the Volleyroos, is the national volleyball team of the volleyball-playing nation of Australia. As of September 2021, they are ranked 28th in the world.[2] They are a member of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC). Their best result came in 2007, when they won the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship.

Australia
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Nickname(s)Volleyroos
AssociationAVF
ConfederationAVC
Head coachCanada Dave Preston
FIVB ranking38 (as of 27 July 2022)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances3 (First in 2000)
Best result8th (2000)
World Championship
Appearances6 (First in 1982)
Best result14th (2018)
World Cup
Appearances2 (First in 2007)
Best result8th (2007)
www.volleyballaustralia.org.au
Japan, May 28, 2016

The Volleyroos made a single appearance at the FIVB World League in 1999, but the financial ramifications of the event would not see them compete again in that competition for many years History. In 2014, Australia once again joined the World League.[3] Their final ranking was 5th out of 28 teams. In 2015 Team Ginkle, they participated again and ranked 8th out of 32 teams. Picking up wins against Italy and silver medalist Serbia, they have shown they are approaching the ability to match some of the world’s best teams.[1] The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963, and the sport of volleyball has rapidly increased in popularity since then, particularly in schools and recreational centers.

Tournament historyEdit

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

Olympic GamesEdit

Olympic Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L
  1964 Did Not Qualify
  1968
  1972
  1976
  1980
  1984
  1988
  1992
  1996
  2000 Quarterfinals 8th 6 2 4
  2004 Preliminary round 11th 5 0 5
  2008 Did Not Qualify
  2012 Preliminary round 9th 5 2 3
  2016 Did Not Qualify
  2020
  2024 Future events
  2028
  2032 Automatically qualified as hosts
Total 0 Titles 3/15 16 4 12

World ChampionshipEdit

FIVB World Championships record
Year Round Position Pld W L
  1949 Did Not Enter
  1952
  1956
  1960
  1962
  1966
  1970 Did Not Qualify
  1974
  1978
  1982 21st place match 22nd 9 1 8
  1986 Did Not Qualify
  1990
  1994
  1998 First round 17th 3 1 2
  2002 First round 19th 3 0 3
  2006 First round 21st 5 0 5
  2010 First round 19th 3 0 3
  2014 Second Round 15th 9 2 7
   2018 Second Round 14th 8 3 5
   2022 Did Not Qualify
Total 0 Titles 7/20 41 7 33

World CupEdit

World Cup Record
Year Round Position Pld W L
  1965 Did Not Enter
  1969
  1977
  1981
  1985
  1989
  1991
  1995
  1999
  2003
  2007 Round Robin 8th 11 4 7
  2011 Did Not Enter
  2015 Round Robin 9th 11 4 7
  2019 Round Robin 11th 11 2 9
Total 0 Titles 3/14 33 10 23

World LeagueEdit

World League record
Year Position GP W L SW SL
  1990 Did Not Enter
  1991
  1992
  1993
  1994
  1995
  1996
  1997
  1998
  1999 10th place 12 0 12 5 36
  2000 Did Not Enter
  2001
  2002
  2003
  2004
  2005
  2006
  2007
  2008
  2009
  2010
  2011
  2012
  2013
  2014 5th place 16 7 9 27 37
  2015 8th place 12 2 10 11 32
  2016 12th place 9 0 9 3 27
  2017 15th place 11 7 4 26 18
Total 5/28 60 16 44 72 150

Nations LeagueEdit

Nations League record
Year Position GP W L SW SL
  2018 13th place 15 5 10 21 35
  2019 13th place 15 3 12 20 37
  2021 16th place 15 1 14 7 44
  2022 16th place 12 1 11 8 35
  2023 Did Not Qualify
Total 4/4 57 10 47 56 151

Challenger CupEdit

Challenger Cup record
Year Position GP W L SW SL
  2018 Did Not Enter
(Participated in Nations League)
  2019
  2022 5th place 1 0 1 2 3
Total 1/3 1 0 1 2 3

Asian ChampionshipEdit

Asian Championships record
Year Round Position Pld W L
  1975 Group Stages 4th 6 3 3
  1979 Final Group Stage 4th 6 3 3
  1983 Classification 5th–8th 6th 7 3 4
  1987 11th place match 11th 7 3 4
  1989 9th place match 10th 8 4 4
  1991 3rd place match 4th 6 3 3
  1993 5th place match 6th 9 5 4
  1995 Classification 5th–8th 5th 3 1 2
  1997 3rd Place match 3rd 8 5 3
  1999 Runner-Up 2nd 9 7 2
  2001 Runner-Up 2nd 7 5 2
  2003 Final Group Stage 4th 9 5 4
  2005 7th place match 8th 9 3 6
  2007 Champions 1st 9 8 1
  2009 7th place match 7th 9 4 5
  2011 3rd place match 4th 9 7 2
  2013 5th place match 5th 7 5 2
  2015 5th place match 5th 8 5 3
  2017 7th place match 8th 8 3 5
  2019 Runner-Up 2nd 8 7 1
  2021 5th place match 6th 7 4 3
  2023
Total 1 Title 21/21 - - -

Asian CupEdit

Asian Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L
  2008 5th place match 5th 6 4 2
  2010 5th place match 5th 6 4 2
  2012 7th place match 7th 6 1 5
  2014 7th place match 7th 6 1 5
  2016 5th place match 6th 6 1 5
  2018 5th place match 6th 6 1 5
  2022 7th place match 8th 6 2 4
Total 0 Titles 7/7 42 14 28

Current rosterEdit

The following is the Australian roster in the 2021 Asian Championships.[4]

Head coach: Marcos Miranda

No. Name Date of birth Height Position Spike Block 2020-2021 club
2 Arshdeep Dosanjh 30 July 1996 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) Setter 358 cm (141 in) 340 cm (130 in) Grand Nancy
6 Tom Edgar 21 June 1989 2.12 m Opposite Hitter 365 cm 345 cm JT Thunders
7 James Weir 20 July 1995 2.04 m Middle Blocker 355 cm 342 cm Netzhoppers KW-Bestensee
8 Trent O'Dea 11 May 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) Middle Blocker 354 cm (139 in) 344 cm (135 in) N/A
9 Max Staples 27 July 1994 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) Wing Spiker 358 cm (141 in) 345 cm (136 in) Hypo Tirol Alpenvolleys
11 Luke Perry 20 November 1995 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) Libero 331 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Toures Volleyball
12 Nehemiah Mote (C) 21 June 1993 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) Middle Blocker 367 cm (144 in) 354 cm (139 in) VFB Friedrichshafen Volleyball
20 Thomas Hodges 4 July 1994 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) Opposite Hitter 350 cm (140 in) 338 cm (133 in) Canberra Heat
21 Nicholas Butler 27 June 1997 1.98 m Setter 345 cm 333 cm N/A
22 Curtis Stockton 22 April 1993 1.98 m Wing Spiker 354 cm 334 cm Oita Miyoshi Weisse Adler
27 Max Senica 19 August 1999 1.91 m Outside Hitter 349 cm 330 cm Nordenskov UIF
29 Ethan Garrett 1 February 2001 1.96 m Outside Hitter 350 cm 330 cm Dunaferr
31 Matthew Aubrey 18 August 1997 2.06 m Opposite Hitter 354 cm 344 cm Floby VK
35 Malachi Murch 4 January 1995 1.97 m Libero 341 cm 335 cm Nordenskov
36 Jackson Holland 30 December 1998 1.86 m Libero 315 cm 300 cm N/A

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Overview - Australia - Men's World Cup 2015". worldcup.2015.men.fivb.com.
  2. ^ "FIVB - Volleyball". www.fivb.org.
  3. ^ "FIVB - Media". www.fivb.org.
  4. ^ "Team Roster – Australia". FIVB. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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