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FIVB 2010 Men's Volleyball World Championship
25 September - 10 October 2010
 

 
 AUS / Australia - Team Composition

 
Team manager Damian OLDMEADOW
Head coach Russell BORGEAUD
Assistant coach Andrew STRUGNELL
Doctor Charles HOWSE
Therapist / trainer Daniel ILOTT
Journalist
 
  No. Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Aidan Zingel Zingel 19/11/1990 207 100 361 346 Bluvolley Verona SRL SSD
  3   Nathan Roberts Roberts 17/02/1986 199 90 342 328 Pallavolo Lugano
  C 4 Benjamin Hardy Hardy 21/09/1974 198 94 335 320 Jastrzebski Wegiel
  5   Travis Passier Passier 26/04/1989 206 99 351 340 Australian Institute of Sport
  6 Igor Yudin Yudin 17/06/1987 200 85 362 352 Yaroslavich Yaroslavl
  7   Matthew Young YOUNG 17/07/1981 188 82 335 323 Tierp
  8 Andrew Grant GRANT 22/04/1985 206 93 345 328 Australian Institute of Sport
  9   Adam White White 8/11/1989 203 89 351 336 BluVolley Verona SSD SRL
  10 Shane Alexander ALEXANDER 7/01/1986 202 95 339 320 Australian Institute of Sport
  L 11   Joel Tyrrell Tyrrell 9/12/1989 180 74 318 305 Australian Institute of Sport
  L 12 Aden Tutton TUTTON 6/12/1984 182 81 333 315 Lang Henkel Volley
  16   William Thwaite THWAITE 8/09/1987 207 90 345 328 Kalamoon
  17 Paul Carroll Carroll 16/05/1986 207 98 354 340 SCC Berlin
  19   Thomas Edgar Edgar 21/06/1989 212 106 357 341 LIG Insurance Greaters
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

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.
 
The team entered the new century with an appearance in the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, where they placed 8th, beating Spain in the process and taking a set from World Champions, Italy.
 
Having participated in the Sydney Olympics as the host nation, Australia set out to qualify for Athens, in its own right (for the first time).  At the World Olympic Qualification Tournament in Tokyo, Australia achieved this goal becoming the Asian Volleyball Confederation’s representative in Athens as the highest ranked Asian team, when it defeated traditional Asian powers Japan, Korea and China for the first time in an International tournament.
 
Australia eventually finished 11th at the Athens Olympics while taking a set off the USA and World and Olympic Champions Brazil
 
A new look Australia competed in its 4th World Championships in 2006, to follow up its appearance in the 1982, 1998, 2002 editions of the tournament.
 
Following on from their first-place finish at the Asia Pacific Cup, the side traveled to India for the 2nd Commonwealth Championships for Men and won their second successive tournament in the space of two months as preparation for the 14th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship in Indonesia.
 
At the 14th Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championship VTAM created Asian Volleyball history by winning the championship after playing ten games in ten days with only one loss.  With the win Australia qualified to its first Volleyball World Cup in 2007 where they finished eighth.

Coach profile

Russell Borgeaud became coach of the Australia national side in 2005 and since then has led his side in over 180 matches.

His biggest success with the side was at the 2007 Asian Men’s Championship where Australia won for the first time in their history.

Prior to being coach of Australia’s men’s team he was in charge of the junior men’s team.



 
 

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