Due to the ongoing volatility caused by COVID-19 outbreaks, hot spot declarations and border closures, all School Sport Australia Championships for 2021 have been cancelled. School Sport Australia’s priority is on the wellbeing of students, teachers and other officials. The complex implications caused by the possibility of sudden border closures while teams were out of their home state combined with several Education Departments not prepared to endorse interstate travel for students and staff plus the challenge to confirm existing Championships led to the decision by the School Sport Australia Board to cancel the Championships.
21 - 27 August 20201
15 Years and Under
Participating States and Territories
Boys - ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
Girls - ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, VIC, WA
School Sport Queensland
Gold Coast Sport and Leisure Centre
Nerang Broadbeach Road, Carrara QLD
To be confirmed
To be confirmed
Merchandise will only be available for purchase from the online store.
To be confirmed
Age Dispensation has been granted to one or more States or Territories for these Championships as allowed through the SSA Sport Participation Policy.
For all Volleyball Championships enquiries please contact the School Sport Australia National Volleyball Advisor: Ms Kimberley Oates
Phone: 02 4648 0111
Rules and Guidelines
To view the Boys and Girls 15 Years and Under Volleyball Championships rules click here (updated July 2021).
To view the School Sport Australia Policies click here.
School Sport Australia 15 Years and Under Championship
Previous championship results
Adelaide: 17 - 23 August 2019
Bendigo VIC: 18 - 24 August 2018
Mandurah WA: 20 - 26 August 2017
Sydney NSW: 21 - 27 August 2016
Canberra ACT: 23 - 28 August 2015
Adelaide SA: 23 - 29 August 2014
Brisbane QLD: 17 - 23 August 2013
Bendigo VIC: 25 - 31 August 2012
Perth WA: 13 - 19 August 2011
Canberra ACT: 14 - 20 August 2010
Campbelltown: 15 - 21 August 2009
Adelaide: 24 - 29 August 2008
Sunshine Coast 25 - 31 August 2007
Melbourne: 27 August - 1 September 2006
The Beginning of the Tradition – Schools Volleyball
Representative schools volleyball made a humble beginning during the year of 1973. In that year an open aged, interstate exchange, between Queensland and New South Wales girls teams was conducted. The boys teams, were not as fortunate, as they had to wait until 1974 before the Departments of Education from each State granted approval for their exchange. However, New South Wales were unable to field a team in that year, so Queensland toured and competed against Sydney High Schools. Through the years of 1975 to include 1977, an annual interstate exchange occurred between these two States, and so, the beginning of the TRADITION. This competition proved to be the necessary catalyst to inspire other States and Territories into action. In 1978 the inaugural Secondary Schools National Volleyball Championships were conducted. The open age group (19 years and under) was the preferred age group for these Championships. This format continued until 1988 when the schools volleyball program was considered to be duplicating the Australian Volleyball Federation run programs. The rationalisation process recommended that the schools program be offered at the Under 16 years age group. To this day the Australian Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships are conducted at this age group. Volleyball has touched every State and Territory in Australia. Northern Territory being the latest to be struck by the tradition. The boys ochre uniforms made their debut at the 1989 National Championships in Brisbane. The girls had to wait until 1991 for their debut. Their inclusion, along with the New South Wales teams made 1991 a memorable year in the development of Schools Volleyball. At this stage there has never been a fully represented National Championships. Tasmania who competed from 1988 till 1990 are unable to participate due to internal financial cut backs to their Education Department’s, School Sport programs. With Tasmania returning to the National Junior championships in some age groups in the last two years, we have hopes that they will be returning to the ASSC championships before too long so that we will finally have a full complement of states and territories.