February 26, 2013
The Austral Phoenix 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner is sure to be a great night with club legends, teammates and friends, old and new, in attendance to reminisce and re-acquaint.
The night includes a 3 course Dinner, Silent Auction, Guest Speakers, Awards, Memorabilia, Live Entertainment and more.
Date: Saturday 19th October
Time: 6:30 pm onwards
Location: Dom Polski Centre, 232 Angas Street, Adelaide
Dress Code: Black-tie/Cocktail
Tickets: $75 members (past and present), $80 non-members
Bookings are essential, so please contact the Club on 0412 853 856 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up to date with the event by visitng the 40th birthday page.
As our historical records are not complete, please feel free to pass this invite on to any former members and teammates that you still have contact with.
February 3, 2013
Thank you to all those members who completed the Player Survey for Season 2012.
There were some valuable opinions expressed by our members that the 2013 Club Committee will taken on board and try to implement.
For more information, go to the Season 2012 page.
Don’t wait until the next player survey to have you say – if any member has any new or creative ideas about how to improve such things, please contact a committee member and share it with
January 26, 2013
Initial Squad Selections have been posted on Facebook, please check the page or speak to Peter Bawhey (0415 317 482) to determine with squad you are in. Please note squads are liquid and can change between now and round 1 dependent upon performance and attendance at trainings.
As of Tuesday 26th February training times will be as follows;
6.30 – 8.00 pm: League/Reserves Squad
8.00 – 9.30 pm: Division One Squad
6.30 – 8.00 pm: Division One Squad
8.00 – 9.30 pm: League/Reserves Squad
7.45 – 8 pm on both Tuesdays and Thursdays for ALL SQUADS.
January 2, 2013
If you are passionate about coaching and/or knowledgeable about volleyball and would like to be part of a club on the rise; look no further than Austral Volleyball Club Inc. (Austral Phoenix). Based at Clovelly Park, Austral Phoenix is seeking applications for all coaching positions including Head/League, Reserves, Divisional and Junior coaches for our Men’s and Women’s programmes for the 2013 season.
In addition to coaching, you will be responsible for team selection, practice management, individual and team development, retention of players and other duties as assigned. All coaching positions are non-salaried, however, a gratuity payment will be made at the end of the State League season or as mutually agreed with the Club Committee of Management.
Volleyball coaching experience at State League or Reserves level is preferred for senior roles and achieving current Volleyball Coaching Accreditation with NCAS recognition is essential. Assistance will be provided to all appointed coaches to gain accreditation as well as to develop their coaching skills. An ability to bring new members to the club will be also considered favourably.
To apply for a coaching position, please send in a cover letter indicating your preferred role (grade and gender) and give a brief account of your coaching and /or volleyball experience. All applicants are subject to National Police Clearance certification, so if you have a current certificate please include this with your application.
To apply, register your interest or seek any further information please email Austral Volleyball Club Committee of Management at: email@example.com
Applications close 15/01/2013.
December 11, 2012
The annual VSA Awards event was held at the Waterfront Hotel at Glenelg in October.
Austral was well represented on the night with 16 members present.
Austral was also well represented in the winners list for significant recognition and numerous prestigious awards:
Di Biebrick – who was a great player for Austral some time ago, as well as for Australia, was named in Volleyball Australia’s “Women’s Indoor Team of the Half Century” and inaugural inductee into Volleyball Australia’s Hall of Fame
Simon Phillips – State League “Men’s Coach of the Year”
Simon Philips – Coach (second L). Photo courtesy of VSA
Fraser Smith – State League Men’s “Ray Harris Award” for Best & Fairest
Fraser Smite – League Men Best & Fairest (L) and Ray Harris (R). Photo courtesy of VSA
Terrance Ho – State League Reserve Men’s “Team of the Year – Receiver“
Lewis McDonald – State League Reserves – “Team of the Year – Setter” and “Best & Fairest Player“
Lewis McDonald – Best & Fairest and Setter (R), Fraser Smith aka Terance Ho – Receiver (2nd R). Photo courtesy of VSA
Tom Putland – State League Division 1 “Best & Fairest Player“
Tom Putland - Best & Fairest (2nd R). Photo courtesy of VSA
Peter Bawhey – Referee of the Year
Peter Bawhey (R). Photo courtesy of VSA
February 26, 2013
This Sunday, Austral Phoenix are running Junior Trials for all junior athletes!
The try-outs will be held at Cosgrove Hall (York Avenue, Clovelly Park) at the following times:
1.30 – 2.30 pm: 11 – 13 y/o Boys and Girls
2.30 – 3.30 pm: 14 – 18 y/o Boys and Girls
For more information please go here
February 12, 2013
Come one, come all THIS SATURDAY
The Phoenix are cooking some tasty snags and bacon & egg sangers.
Saturday 12th February at Stratco St Mary’s, just off South Road.
9 am – 3 pm.
Players – please make sure that you have enough people to man your rostered times.
9 – 10 am : Div 1 Girls
10 – 11 am: Div 1 Guys
11 – 12 noon: Reserve Girls
12 – 1 pm: Reserve Guys
1 – 2 pm: League Girls
2 – 3 pm: League Men
February 3, 2013
Phoenix Get Excited!!
Round 1 kicks off this Friday night with the Reserve Women’s and Men’s teams taking on the Northern Knights at 7 and 8.30pm at Mt Lofty. Come out a support your fellow Phoenixes.
If you think you will have had enough volleyball on Friday night, think again. All 7 Phoenix teams are back on the courts on Saturday between 9 am and 4 pm.
Wishing all teams stepping out in the fantastic Purple Good Luck for Round One.
January 28, 2013
Austral Phoenix are hosting a Beach Volleyball Day at City Beach, featuring a “Mixed 3′s” competitions for something different, along with Men’s, Women’s and Junior Boys and Girls Pairs!
Cost is $10 per player, games will be between 10am and 3pm, with finals after that.
Sign-in will be at 9.30am, teams will be expected to do duty, same as the SAVBS.
There will be a prize for Best Dressed Team.
Bring along all your friends and family for a bit of fun in the sand!!
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org with the division you want to enter and the names of the people in your team.