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TEAM COMPOSITION


 AUS / Australia

 
Team manager Poetto, Giorgio
Coach Uriarte, Jon Emili
Assistant coach Ilott, Daniel John
Doctor Howse, Charles
Physiotherapist Charlton, Paula Clare
   
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block Club
  C 1 Aidan Zingel Zingel 19.11.1990 207 100 361 346 Bluvolley Verona SRL SSD
  2   Jacob Ross Guymer Guymer 21.06.1993 203 100 350 339 Orkelljunga VK
  3 Nathan Roberts Roberts 17.02.1986 199 90 342 328 Pallavolo Lugano
  4   Paul Sanderson Sanderson 07.01.1986 195 94 348 335 Saimaa Volley
  5 Travis Passier Passier 26.04.1989 206 99 351 340 Australian Institute of Sport
  6   Thomas Edgar Edgar 21.06.1989 212 106 357 341 LIG Insurance Greaters
  7 Harrison Peacock Peacock 31.01.1991 192 87 353 339 Australian Institute of Sport
  8   Lewis Mcdonald Mcdonald 20.01.1995 180 79 320 310 Australian Institute of Sport
  9 Adam White White 08.11.1989 203 89 351 336 BluVolley Verona SSD SRL
  10   Benjamin Bell Bell 24.02.1990 200 92 345 333 MKS Slepsk Augustow
  L 11 Luke Perry Perry 20.11.1995 180 75 330 315 Australian Institute of Sport
  12   Nehemiah Mote Mote 21.06.1993 204 91 362 354 Australian Institute of Sport
  13 Samuel Walker Walker 19.02.1995 208 90 350 337 Linkoping Volleyball Club
  14   Grigory Sukochev Sukochev 18.02.1988 196 86 340 329 Klubs "Laze-R"
  15 Thomas Ewen Douglas-Powell Tom D-P 16.09.1992 194 82 356 332 University of Winnipeg
  16   Luke Smith Smith 30.08.1990 204 95 360 342 VO Pribram
  17 Paul Carroll Carroll 16.05.1986 207 98 354 340 SCC Berlin
  18   Lincoln Alexander Williams Williams 06.10.1993 200 104 353 330 Corigliano Volley SSD ARL
  19 Jordan Richards Richards 25.09.1993 193 80 354 342 Landstede Volleybal
  20   Alexander Mcmullin Mcmullin 01.08.1995 201 76 355 340 Australian Institute of Sport
  21 Arshdeep Dosanjh Dosanjh 30.07.1996 205 85 347 335 Australian Institute of Sport
  22   Trent O'Dea O'Dea 11.05.1994 201 98 354 344 Australian Institute of Sport
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

Australia are in a rebuilding phase following the retirement of a number of key players in recent seasons. Now the new-look Volleyroos will continue their journey towards the Rio 2016 Olympic Games under the guidance of veteran Argentine head coach Jon Uriarte, and they will once again represent Asia at the 2014 World Championship in Poland. This is Uriate’s second stint as Australia coach. He led the team from 2001-04 and oversaw their second participation at the Olympic Games, although five successive defeats condemned the side to 11th place at Athens 2004.

The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963 and the sport has rapidly increased in popularity since then, particularly in schools and recreational centres. The national team has been supported by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) since 1990 and based in Canberra since 1997. On home soil at the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games the team placed eighth, beating Spain in the process and taking a set from then world champions Italy. There has been steady improvement including an appearance at London 2012 and victory in the Asian Championship in 2007.

Coach profile

Jon Uriarte was appointed Australia’s head coach in 2011. This is his second stint in the job. First time around Uriarte led the Aussies to the Athens 2004 Olympics, the first time the team had qualified for the Olympic Games. Following his return he oversaw Australia’s London 2012 campaign and was named the country’s coach of the year the same year. As a player, he turned out for teams in his native Argentina, Italy, France and the Netherlands, winning league titles in each country. He was an integral part of the Argentina teams that took bronze medals at the 1982 World Championship and 1988 Olympic Games. As a coach, he won Argentine championships in 1992, 1993, 1994 and 2001.