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TEAM COMPOSITION


 AUS / Australia

 
Team manager MCHOUL, William Charles
Coach SANTILLI, Roberto
Assistant coach HARDY, Benjamin Kirk
Doctor AUBREY, Brendon
Physiotherapist AUSTIN, Darren
   
 
    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
  2   Jacob Ross Guymer Guymer 21.06.1993 203 100 350 339 Abiant Lycurgus Volley
  L 3 Nathan Roberts Roberts 17.02.1986 199 90 342 328 AS Cannes Volley
  4   Paul Sanderson Sanderson 07.01.1986 195 94 348 335 Etoile Sportive du Sahel
  5 Travis Passier Passier 26.04.1989 208 100 355 340 VK Pribram
  C 6   Thomas Edgar Edgar 21.06.1989 212 106 357 341 Personal Bolívar
  7 Harrison Peacock Peacock 31.01.1991 192 87 353 339 Bielsko Biala
  L 8   Jacques Borgeaud Borgeaud 19.06.1991 178 70 321 310 University of Regina
  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 Boldklubben Marienlyst
  L 11 Luke Perry Perry 20.11.1995 180 75 331 315 Asseco Resovia Rzeszów
  12   Nehemiah Mote Mote 21.06.1993 204 91 362 354 Volley Amriswil
  13 Samuel Walker Walker 19.02.1995 208 90 350 337 Bigbank Tartu
  14   Grigory Sukochev Sukochev 18.02.1988 196 86 340 329 CSM Bucarest
  15 Thomas Ewen Douglas-Powell Tom D-P 16.09.1992 194 82 356 332 Hurrikaani Loimaa
  16   Luke Smith Smith 30.08.1990 204 95 360 342 Sporting Clube de Portugal
  17 Paul Carroll Carroll 16.05.1986 207 100 354 340 SCC Berlin
  18   Lincoln Alexander Williams Williams 06.10.1993 200 104 353 330 United Volleys
  19 Shane Alexander Alexander 07.01.1986 202 95 339 320 Queensland Pirates
  20   Alexander Mcmullin Mcmullin 01.08.1995 201 76 355 340 University of Alberta
  21 Arshdeep Dosanjh Dosanjh 30.07.1996 205 85 347 335 Chenois Volleyball Club
  22   Trent O'Dea O'Dea 11.05.1994 201 98 354 344 Raision Loimu
  23 Beau Graham Graham 17.04.1994 202 86 351 332 F.L. Saint Quentin VB
  24   Jordan Richards Richards 25.09.1993 193 80 354 342 Videx Grottazzolina
  L 25 Thomas Hodges Hodges 04.07.1994 197 95 350 338 Rinascita Lagonegro
 C=Captain  L=Libero
 
Team profile

A refreshed Volleyroos side will continue their journey towards the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games under Italian head coach Roberto Santilli, who replaced veteran Argentine coach Jon Uriarte in February 2015. In last year's World League they were bottom of Group 2's Pool C but defeated France in five sets in the Group 2 final in Sydney. That secured them a spot in the Group 1 Finals but they were defeated by United States and Italy. This time they face a sterner test, coming up against Brazil, Italy and Serbia in Group 1. They represented Asia at the 2014 World Championship, finishing joint-15th after reaching the second round in Poland.
 
The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963 and the sport has rapidly increased in popularity since, particularly in schools and recreation centres. The national team has been supported by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) since 1990 and based in Canberra since 1997. At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games the team came 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

Italian Roberto Santilli was named Australia's men's head coach in February 2015. Before taking over the Volleyroos, Santilli was a coach for the Italian Federation from 2001 to 2004. During that time he led the country's junior national team and was a technical staff member for Italy's men's team. Santilli, who was born in Rome, was a consultant and assistant to Germany's men's team that won a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships. He coached several clubs in Italy from 1995 to 2007 before taking over at Jastrzebski Wegiel in Poland from 2007 to 2010. He then moved on to Iskra Odintsovo in Russia until 2013. Santilli now coaches MKS Banimex Bedzin in Poland.