Australia men's national volleyball team

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Australia
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Association AVF
Confederation AVC
Head coach Jon Uriarte
FIVB ranking 12 (as of July 2014)
Summer Olympics
Appearances 3 (First in 2000)
Best result 8th (2000)
World Championship
Appearances 5 (First in 1982)
Best result 17th (1998)
Website http://www.avf.org.au/
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The Australia Men's national volleyball team, also known as Volleyball Team Australia Men (VTAM) is the national volleyball team of the volleyball-playing nation of Australia.

VTAM has qualified for the 2010 FIVB Men's Volleyball World Championship,[1] to be held in Italy, qualifying through the Asian confederation. They are in group C, along with powerhouse Russia, Puerto Rico and Cameroon. They lost all games and finished in 19th place.

VTAM made a single appearance at in the FIVB World League in 1999, but the financial ramifications of the event has not seen them compete again in that competition [2].

Tournament history[edit]

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympics Games record
Year Round Position Pld W L
Japan 1964 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1968
West Germany 1972
Canada 1976
Soviet Union 1980
United States 1984
South Korea 1988
Spain 1992
United States 1996
Australia 2000 Quarterfinals 8th 6 2 4
Greece 2004 Group Stages 12th 5 0 5
China 2008 Did Not Qualify
United Kingdom 2012 Group Stages 9th 5 2 3
Brazil 2016 Not Qualified Yet
Total 0 Titles 3/13 16 4 12

World Championships[edit]

FIVB World Championships record
Year Round Position Pld W L
Czechoslovakia 1949 Did Not Enter
Soviet Union 1952
France 1956
Brazil 1960
Soviet Union 1962
Czechoslovakia 1966
Bulgaria 1970 Did Not Qualify
Mexico 1974
Italy 1978
Argentina 1982 Group Stages 22nd 3 0 3
France 1986 Did Not Qualify
Brazil 1990
Greece 1994
Japan 1998 Group Stages 17th 3 1 2
Argentina 2002 Group Stages 19th 3 0 3
Japan 2006 Group Stages 21st 5 0 5
Italy 2010 Group Stages 19th 3 0 3
Poland 2014 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 6/18 17 1 16

Asian Championships[edit]

Asian Championships record
Year Round Position Pld W L
Australia 1975 Group Stages 4th 6 3 3
Bahrain 1979 Final Group Stage 4th 6 3 3
Japan 1983 Group Stages 6th 7 3 4
Kuwait 1987 Group Stages 11th - - -
South Korea 1989 Group Stages 10th - - -
Australia 1991 Final Group Stage 4th - - -
Thailand 1993 Group Stages 6th 9 5 4
South Korea 1995 Group Stages 5th 3 1 2
Qatar 1997 Third Place 3rd 8 5 3
Iran 1999 Runner-Up 2nd 9 7 2
South Korea 2001 Runner-Up 2nd 7 5 2
China 2003 Final Group Stage 4th 9 5 4
Thailand 2005 Group Stages 8th 9 3 6
Indonesia 2007 Champions 1st 12 11 1
Philippines 2009 Group Stages 7th 9 4 5
Iran 2011 Semifinals 4th 9 7 2
United Arab Emirates 2013 Quarterfinals 5th 7 5 2
Total 1 Title 16/16 - - -

Asian Cup[edit]

Asian Cup record
Year Round Position Pld W L
Thailand 2008 Quarterfinals 5th 6 4 2
Iran 2010 Quarterfinals 5th 6 4 2
Vietnam 2012 Quarterfinals 7th 6 1 5
Total 0 Titles 3/3 18 9 9

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Australian roster in the men's volleyball tournament of the 2012 Summer Olympics.[2] view · talk

Head coach: Argentina Jon Uriarte

Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2012 club
1 Zingel, AidanAidan Zingel 19 November 1990 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 361 cm (142 in) 346 cm (136 in) Italy Blu Volley Verona
3 Roberts, NathanNathan Roberts 17 February 1986 1.99 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 342 cm (135 in) 328 cm (129 in) Italy CMC Ravenna
5 Passier, TravisTravis Passier 26 April 1989 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 340 cm (130 in) Italy M. Roma Volley
6 Yudin, IgorIgor Yudin (C) 17 June 1987 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 352 cm (139 in) Russia Yaroslavich Yaroslavl
7 Peacock, HarrisonHarrison Peacock 31 January 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 353 cm (139 in) Sweden Linköpings VC
8 Grant, AndrewAndrew Grant 22 April 1985 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 93 kg (205 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 328 cm (129 in) Australia Australian Institute of Sport
9 White, AdamAdam White 8 November 1989 2.03 m (6 ft 8 in) 89 kg (196 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 336 cm (132 in) Netherlands Langhenkel Volley
12 Tutton, AdenAden Tutton (L) 6 February 1984 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in) 81 kg (179 lb) 333 cm (131 in) 315 cm (124 in) Netherlands Langhenkel Volley
14 Sukochev, GregGreg Sukochev 18 February 1988 1.96 m (6 ft 5 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 337 cm (133 in) 324 cm (128 in) Slovakia VK Chemes Humenné
16 Smith, LukeLuke Smith 30 August 1990 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 342 cm (135 in) Sweden Linköpings VC
18 Williams, LincolnLincoln Williams 6 October 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 330 cm (130 in) Australia Australian Institute of Sport
19 Edgar, ThomasThomas Edgar 21 June 1989 2.12 m (6 ft 11 in) 106 kg (234 lb) 357 cm (141 in) 341 cm (134 in) Italy Caffe Aiello Corigliano

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References[edit]

  1. ^ [1] FIVB
  2. ^ "2012 AUSTRALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM – Athlete Profiles >> Volleyball". olympics.com.au. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 

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