FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

TEAM COMPOSITION


 AUS / Australia

 
Team manager Leslie YOUNG
Coach Grant ROBERTSON
Assistant coach Russell BORGEAUD
2nd assistant coach
Doctor
Physiotherapist Derek MANSFIELD
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Joseph Dwyer Dwyer 12.01.1995 201 85 350 340 Queensland Academy of Sport
  3   Jordan Power Power 26.01.1993 190 85 345 330 Canberra Heat
  4 Max Staples Staples 27.07.1994 194 83 358 345 A.S. Orange Nassau
  6   Nehemiah Mote Mote 21.06.1993 204 91 362 354 Australian Institute of Sport
  8 Brad Millers Millers 24.05.1994 201 99 351 339 Australian Institute of Sport
  10   Arshdeep Dosanjh Dosanjh 30.07.1996 205 85 347 335 Australian Institute of Sport
  13 Henry Marsh Marsh 12.03.1995 206 88 347 334 Australian Institute of Sport
  C 14   Carsten Moeller Moeller 12.06.1991 194 88 340 330 Queensland Academy of Sport
  15 Alexander Mcmullin Mcmullin 01.08.1995 201 76 355 340 Australian Institute of Sport
  L 16   Lewis Mcdonald Mcdonald 20.01.1995 180 79 320 310 Australian Institute of Sport
  17 Jordan Richards Richards 25.09.1993 193 80 354 342 Landstede Volleybal
  18   Lincoln Alexander Williams Williams 06.10.1993 200 104 353 330 Corigliano Volley SSD ARL
 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 centres. It also received a boost from the team’s success at the London Olympic Games, where Australia finished ninth.  

The Volleyball Team Australia Men (Volleyroos) programme has been supported by the Australian Institute of Sport since 1990 and has been based at the AIS in Canberra since 1997. The AIS programme operates year-round, with increasing numbers of athletes graduating to North American universities and professional leagues in Europe.

Australia has appeared in three Olympics (2000, 2004 and 2012) in recent years and that momentum has had a knock-on effect for its junior teams, with an eighth-place finish at the 2003 World Youth Boy’s Championship.

The first Men’s U23 World Championship will see Australia field a young Volleyroos side as the programme looks to develop these athletes for Rio 2016 and beyond.

 
Coach profile

A former national team player for Australia (90 matches played between 1990-92), Grant Robertson brings a wealth of experience from all facets of the sport to the Australia U/23 Men’s Volleyball Team.

Having spent several years coaching elite beach volleyball teams for Australia during the 1990’s, Grant has since played a crucial role in developing junior athletes for the national volleyball and beach volleyball programmes through his roles as the assistant coach (2006-09) and now as the coach (2009-current) of the Queensland Academy of Sport Volleyball Program.