Australia appoint Winzer to lead Women Volleyroos
Canberra, Australia, January 12, 2016 - Volleyball Australia is proud to announce the appointment of its Head Coach for the Women Volleyroos (indoor team) for the 2016 international season including the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix.
Winzer will coach Australia at the 2016 FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix|
Shannon Winzer has been the coach of the winning WAVL (Women’s Australian Volleyball League) team for the last three years, and in 2013 and 2014 also contributed as an Assistant Coach to the Women Volleyroos. She played in the WAVL for five years, and was a member of the national team in 2008 and 2009. A Canadian national, she also has playing experience in her home country and the United Kingdom.
She will guide the Volleyroos in the FIVB World Grand Prix Group 3 in June, when they will play against Cuba, Colombia and Croatia in Wollongong from June 3 to 5, and against Mexico, Colombia and Kazakhstan in Colombia from June 10 to 12, aiming for the finals in Kazakhstan from June 17 to 19.
The campaign begins with a camp in Melbourne at the Maribyrnong Academy of Sport and Fairhills High School from January 22 to 24, followed by camps in Adelaide (February), Sydney (Easter) and Brisbane (April) before some international matches in May.
“Shannon brings both enormous enthusiasm and passion to the Volleyroos campaign, together with significant and sustained success in the WAVL over recent years”, said John Boultbee, Volleyball Australia High Performance Director. “This stood her out in a strong field of international candidates, and provides a role model for Australian based coaches seeking to ply their skills on the international stage. Our best Australian based players have all been nominated for the January camp, and will eventually be joined by some of the overseas based players, prior to the World Grand Prix.”
Shannon Winzer commented: “I am excited about this opportunity to bring together the best players Australia has to offer and work with them to build a programme that we can all be proud of setting the foundation for future success.”
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