Australia men's national volleyball team

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Australia
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Association AVF
Confederation AVC
Head coach Mark Lebedew
FIVB ranking 16 (as of August 2017)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Summer Olympics
Appearances 3 (First in 2000)
Best result 8th (2000)
World Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1982)
Best result 14th (2018)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2007)
Best result 8th (2007)
www.volleyballaustralia.org.au
Japan, May 28, 2016

The Australia Men's national volleyball team, also known as Volleyball Team Australia Men (VTAM) or the Volleyroos, is the national volleyball team of the volleyball-playing nation of Australia. As of August 2015, they are ranked 13th in the world.[2] They are a member of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC). Their best result came in 2007, when they won the Asian Men's Volleyball Championship.

The Volleyroos made a single appearance at the FIVB World League in 1999, but the financial ramifications of the event would not see them compete again in that competition for many years [1]. In 2014, Australia once again joined the World League.[3] Their final ranking was 5th out of 28 teams. In 2015, they participated again and ranked 8th out of 32 teams. Picking up wins against Italy and silver medalist Serbia, they have shown they are approaching the ability to match some of the world’s best teams.[4] The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963, and the sport of volleyball has rapidly increased in popularity since then, particularly in schools and recreational centers.

Tournament history[edit]

A red box around the year indicates tournaments played within Australia

Olympic Games[edit]

Olympic 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 Did Not Qualify
Total 0 Titles 3/13 16 4 12

World Championship[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 Second Round 15th 12 2 10
Italy Bulgaria 2018 Second Round 14th 8 3 5
Total 0 Titles 7/19 34 6 31

World Cup[edit]

World Cup Record
Year Round Position Pld W L
Poland 1965 Did Not Enter
East Germany 1969
Japan 1977
Japan 1981
Japan 1985
Japan 1989
Japan 1991
Japan 1995
Japan 1999
Japan 2003
Japan 2007 Round Robin 8th 11 4 7
Japan 2011 Did Not Enter
Japan 2015 Round Robin 9th 11 4 7
Total 0 Titles 2/13 22 8 14

World League[edit]

World League record
Year Result GP MW ML SW SL
Japan 1990 Did Not Enter
Italy 1991
Italy 1992
Brazil 1993
Italy 1994
Brazil 1995
Netherlands 1996
Russia 1997
Italy 1998
Argentina 1999 =10th place 12 0 12 5 36
Netherlands 2000 Did Not Enter
Poland 2001
Brazil 2002
Spain 2003
Italy 2004
Serbia and Montenegro 2005
Russia 2006
Poland 2007
Brazil 2008
Serbia 2009
Argentina 2010
Poland 2011
Poland 2012
Argentina 2013
Italy 2014 =5th place 16 7 9 27 37
Brazil 2015 =8th place 12 2 10 11 32
Poland 2016 12th place 9 0 9 3 27
Brazil 2017 15th place 11 7 4 26 18
Total 5/28 60 16 44 72 150

Nations League[edit]

Asian Championship[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
Iran 2015 Quarterfinals 5th 8 5 3
Indonesia 2017 Quarterfinals 8th 8 3 5
Total 1 Title 19/19 - - -

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
Kazakhstan 2014 Quarterfinals 7th 6 1 5
Thailand 2016 Quarterfinals 6th 6 1 5
Chinese Taipei 2018 Quarterfinals 6th 6 1 5
Total 0 Titles 6/6 36 12 24

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Australian roster in the 2018 World Championship.[5]

Head coach: Mark Lebedew

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2018–19 club
1 Beau Graham 17 April 1994 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 332 cm (131 in) France Saint-Quentin
2 Arshdeep Dosanjh 30 July 1996 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 335 cm (132 in) Switzerland Chênois Genève
4 Paul Sanderson 7 January 1986 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 335 cm (132 in) Tunisia Sahel
5 Travis Passier 26 April 1989 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 355 cm (140 in) 340 cm (130 in) Czech Republic Příbram
7 Harrison Peacock 31 January 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 339 cm (133 in) Poland Bielsko-Biała
8 Trent O'Dea 11 May 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 344 cm (135 in) Finland Raision Loimu
9 Max Staples 27 July 1994 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 345 cm (136 in) Finland Hurrikaani Loimaa
11 Luke Perry 20 November 1995 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in) 75 kg (165 lb) 331 cm (130 in) 315 cm (124 in) Germany Berlin Recycling Volleys
12 Nehemiah Mote 21 June 1993 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 91 kg (201 lb) 362 cm (143 in) 354 cm (139 in) Switzerland Amriswil
13 Samuel Walker 19 February 1995 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 337 cm (133 in) Estonia Tartu
15 Luke Smith 30 August 1990 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 360 cm (140 in) 342 cm (135 in) Portugal Sporting
17 Paul Carroll (C) 16 May 1986 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 100 kg (220 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 340 cm (130 in) Germany Berlin Recycling Volleys
18 Lincoln Williams 6 October 1993 2.00 m (6 ft 7 in) 104 kg (229 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 330 cm (130 in) Germany United Rhein-Main
20 Thomas Hodges 4 July 1994 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 338 cm (133 in) Italy Lagonegro

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://worldcup.2015.men.fivb.com/en/competition/teams/aus-australia
  2. ^ http://www.fivb.org/en/volleyball/VB_Ranking_M_2015-08.asp
  3. ^ http://www.fivb.org/EN/Media/viewPressRelease.asp?No=43945&Language=en
  4. ^ http://worldcup.2015.men.fivb.com/en/competition/teams/aus-australia
  5. ^ "Team Roster – Australia". FIVB. Retrieved 12 September 2018.

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