FIVB - Volleyball World Grand Prix

TEAM COMPOSITION


 AUS / Australia

 
Team manager Chau LE
Coach Mark BARNARD
Assistant coach Karl LIM
Doctor
Physiotherapist Henry TRAM
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  1 Katarina Osadchuk Osadchuk 18.11.1991 191 80 320 310 Orebro VBS
  2   Sophie Paine Paine 01.09.1992 176 65 287 276 University of Houston
  3 Nikala Cunningham Cunningham 07.08.1994 177 68 285 274 Queensland
  4   Sophie Godfrey Godfrey 02.12.1987 186 73 295 284 WA Pearls
  5 Tara West West 29.11.1985 183 78 307 292 WA Pearls
  C 6   Olivia Orchard Orchard 04.02.1984 171 62 290 282 University Blues
  7 Satasha Savea Savea 28.05.1989 180 70 297 282 UTSSU
  8   Jennifer Margery Day Day 27.12.1984 185 68 297 288 WA Pearls
  9 Rachel Rourke Rourke 01.10.1988 192 85 315 300 Rabitu Baku
  10   Lauren Bertolacci Bertolacci 26.01.1985 171 68 283 278 FC Luzern
  11 Rebecca Walter Walter 10.08.1987 173 75 288 257 University Blues
  12   Agnieszka Kudziela Kudziela 26.03.1996 183 70 299 288 Queensland
  13 Beth Carey Carey 28.09.1990 190 78 300 290 South Australia
  14   Rebecca Reeve Reeve 23.05.1994 181 69 294 283 Blinn College
  15 Eliza (Karley) Hynes Hynes 29.01.1992 183 70 305 292 Oriveden Ponnistus
  L 16   Sarah Choat Choat 14.06.1984 176 72 284 269 South Australia
  17 Jessica Ryder Ryder 18.05.1992 178 68 295 286 Queensland
  18   Taylor Donovan Donovan 05.05.1992 193 78 312 300 Queensland
  19 Monique Stojanovic Stojanovic 27.04.1992 188 72 298 290 VVA
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

With its vast coastline and beautiful beaches Australia is more suited to beach volleyball, but it will be the indoor team trying to make waves of their own as they re-emerge on the international stage. This is the team’s World Grand Prix debut and they are competing as part of the Oceania development programme. 

The team have been competing in the Asian Championship for almost 40 years and the fourth-place finishes they achieved in 1975 and 1979 remain their highest in the competition. The team have taken part at the World Championship twice, coming 12th in 1982 and equal 21st in 2002.

The Volleyroos received some welcome exposure in the country when they competed at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, finishing in a creditable tie for ninth place. Coach Mark Barnard has been working on new offensive and defensive systems ahead of the World Grand Prix. The team get their campaign under way with their Pool P opener against Kazakhstan on July 25.

Coach profile

Mark Barnard was installed as Australia coach for the second time in March. He guides Australia into their debut World Grand Prix campaign and his experience will be vital as the team compete at elite level for the first time in more than a decade. 

He was at the helm of the Volleyroos from 2001-05 and led their campaign at the 2002 World Championship. Before that he was assistant coach from 1997 until 2000 when the team finished in joint-ninth place at the Sydney Olympic Games. 

Bernard also mentored the country’s junior women from 1999-2000 and junior men from 1994-97. He was associate coach of the Oregon State University women’s side in the United States for the last nine years.