Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963, and the sport of Volleyball
has rapidly increased in popularity since then, particularly in schools
and recreational centers.
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.
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
Australia eventually finished 11th at the Athens Olympics while taking a set off the USA and World and Olympic Champions Brazil
new look Australia competed in its fourth World Championships in 2006, to
follow up its appearance in the 1982, 1998, 2002 editions of the
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
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.