FIVB Men's World Olympic Qualification Tournament 2012 | Japan

TEAM COMPOSITION

 AUS / Australia - Team Composition

 
Team manager Andrew STRUGNELL
Head coach Jon URIARTE
Assistant coach Daniel ILOTT
Doctor Charles HOWSE
Therapist / trainer Ms. Fiona GUTSCHLAG
Journalist
 
    No.   Name Lastname Shirt Name Birthdate Height Weight Spike Block
  1 Aidan Zingel Zingel 19.11.1990 207 100 361 346
  2   Jacob Ross Guymer Guymer 21.06.1993 203 100 350 339
  3 Nathan Roberts Roberts 17.02.1986 199 90 342 328
  4   Corey Shawn Leathart LEATHART 28.07.1993 195 80 353 343
  5 Travis Passier Passier 26.04.1989 206 99 351 340
  C 6   Igor Yudin YUDIN 17.06.1987 200 85 362 352
  7 Harrison Peacock Peacock 31.01.1991 192 87 353 339
  8   Andrew Grant GRANT 22.04.1985 206 93 345 328
  9 Adam White White 08.11.1989 203 89 351 336
  10   Shane Alexander ALEXANDER 07.01.1986 202 95 339 320
  L 11 Jacques Borgeaud Borgeaud 19.06.1991 178 70 312 300
  L 12   Aden Tutton TUTTON 06.12.1984 182 81 333 315
  13 Matthew Young YOUNG 17.07.1981 188 82 335 323
  14   Grigory Sukochev Sukochev 18.02.1988 196 86 340 329
  15 John Dekker DEKKER 09.05.1988 205 85 351 331
  16   Luke Smith Smith 30.08.1990 204 95 360 342
  17 Paul Carroll Carroll 16.05.1986 207 98 354 340
  18   Lincoln Alexander Williams Williams 06.10.1993 200 104 353 330
  19 Thomas Edgar Edgar 21.06.1989 212 106 357 341
  20   Paul Sanderson Sanderson 07.01.1986 195 94 348 335
 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 fourth 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.


With a number of retirements at the end of the 2010-11 international club season, a new look VTAM side coached by former national coach of Australia and Argentina, Jon Uriarte, will look to once again represent Asia at the Olympics in London 2012.

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