Volleyball Australia scores with Helloworld
The deal which covers the men’s and women’s national teams for both indoor and beach volleyball was announced as Volleyball Australia prepares for one of the biggest beach volleyball events in Australia since the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Volleyfest will see the helloworld Volleyroos compete in the Four Nations Cup and the Asian Beach Volleyball Championships.
The multi-competition event to be held on Manly Beach from March 18-28 will see 24 international teams competing against the best Australian beach volleyball talent in some serious preparation for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Helloworld will also support the Australian indoor volleyball teams, as they head to Japan for the Olympic qualifiers in June. Helloworld Managing Director and CEO, Andrew Burnes, said that Helloworld was excited about partnering with Volleyball Australia.
“Our volleyballers are the quiet achievers of the Australian sporting landscape, yet the prowess of our men’s and women’s national teams is extraordinary,” Mr Burnes said.
“Helloworld is proud to be joining forces with Volleyball Australia and we will be supporting our helloworld Volleyroos with everything we have as we move into this criticial pre-Olympic period and beyond.”
“Helloworld is also enthusiastic about supporting the game at a grassroots level across Australia.”
The helloworld Volleyroos will face off against Japan, Iran and China in June to hopefully book a spot at Rio in August.
Volleyball Australia President Craig Carracher said Helloworld’s sponsorship deal was a major boost to the sport.
“Having an industry leading travel partner like Helloworld come on board and commit for the long-term to supporting volleyball in Australia is fantastic.”
“With the recent inclusion of beach volleyball into the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, the helloworld Volleyroos will have the best chance at gold on home soil, we are very excited to have Helloworld on this journey with our organisation.”
“Volleyball is the number one gender-equal sport in Australia. With Helloworld’s support, we can continue to grow the sport and increase participation at all levels.”