Volleyball

Dates
17 - 23 August 2019

Age Groups
15 Years and Under

Participating States and Territories
Boys -  ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, SA (Invitation Team), VIC, TAS, WA
Girls -  ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, SA (Invitation Team), VIC, TAS, WA

Host
School Sport SA

Venue

Mt Lofty Community Sports Centre
79 Longwood Road, Heathfield

Education Excursions
The educational excursion will be held on 20 August 2019 at Heathfield High School, 99 Longwood Rd, Heathfield SA 5153. The session is an interactive workshop facilitated by five times World Championship Coach, Indra Reinpuu.

Live Streaming
To be confirmed

Merchandise
School Sport Australia merchandise will be available for purchase at the championships and orders can be made through Sports Centre pre and post championship.

Please visit SportsCentre for Merchandise. 

Photographs
Photographs will be taken by Sports in Focus

Age dispensation
Age Dispensation has been granted to one or more States or Territories for these Championships as allowed through the SSA Sport Participation Policy.

Contact
For all Volleyball Championships enquiries please contact the School Sport Australia National Volleyball Advisor:

Mr Stuart Scott:
Phone: 08 8139 9300
E-Mail: stuart.scott94@schools.sa.edu.au

Rules and Guidelines

To view the 15 Years and Under Boys and Girls SSA Volleyball Championships rules click here.

To view the School Sport Australia Policies click here.

School Sport Australia Championship

Previous championship results

Bendigo, Victoria: 18 - 24 August 2018 To view the draw please click here. 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.