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 July 2017)
Uniforms
Home
Away
Third
Summer Olympics
Appearances 3 (First in 2000)
Best result 8th (2000)
World Championship
Appearances 6 (First in 1982)
Best result 15th (2014)
World Cup
Appearances 2 (First in 2007)
Best result 8th (2007)
http://www.volleyballaustralia.org.au/
Australia men's national volleyball team
Medal record
Asian Championship
Gold medal – first place 2007 Jakarta Team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Tehran Team
Silver medal – second place 2001 Changwon Team
Bronze medal – third place 1997 Doha Team
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.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] 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]

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 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 9 2 7
Italy Bulgaria 2018 Qualified
Total 0 Titles 7/19 26 3 23

FIVB 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

FIVB World 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 - - -

AVC Cup[edit]

AVC 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
Total 0 Titles 5/5 30 11 19

Current roster[edit]

The following is the Australian roster in the 2017 World League.[4]

Head coach: Mark Lebedew

No. Name Date of birth Height Weight Spike Block 2016–17 club
1 Graham, BeauBeau Graham 17 April 1994 2.02 m (6 ft 8 in) 86 kg (190 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 332 cm (131 in) Greece Pamvohaikos
2 Dosanjh, ArshdeepArshdeep Dosanjh 30 July 1996 2.05 m (6 ft 9 in) 85 kg (187 lb) 347 cm (137 in) 335 cm (132 in) Finland Team Lakkapää
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) Poland MKS Będzin
4 Sanderson, PaulPaul Sanderson 7 January 1986 1.95 m (6 ft 5 in) 94 kg (207 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 335 cm (132 in) Indonesia Jakarta Pertamina Energi
5 Passier, TravisTravis Passier 26 April 1989 2.06 m (6 ft 9 in) 99 kg (218 lb) 351 cm (138 in) 340 cm (130 in) Free agent
7 Peacock, HarrisonHarrison Peacock 31 January 1991 1.92 m (6 ft 4 in) 87 kg (192 lb) 353 cm (139 in) 359 cm (141 in) Finland Hurrikaani Loimaa
8 O'Dea, TrentTrent O'Dea 11 May 1994 2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 344 cm (135 in) Sweden Örkelljunga
9 Staples, MaxMax Staples 27 July 1994 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 83 kg (183 lb) 358 cm (141 in) 345 cm (136 in) Netherlands Draisma Dynamo
10 Richards, JordanJordan Richards 25 September 1993 1.93 m (6 ft 4 in) 80 kg (180 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 342 cm (135 in) Italy Libertas Brianza Cantù
11 Perry, LukeLuke 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
13 Walker, SamuelSamuel Walker 19 February 1995 2.08 m (6 ft 10 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 350 cm (140 in) 337 cm (133 in) Belgium Euphony Asse-Lennik
14 Hone, SimonSimon Hone 24 April 1993 1.97 m (6 ft 6 in) 90 kg (200 lb) 345 cm (136 in) 330 cm (130 in) Sweden Vingåkers
15 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) Finland Hurrikaani Loimaa
16 Douglas-Powell, ThomasThomas Douglas-Powell 16 September 1992 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 82 kg (181 lb) 356 cm (140 in) 332 cm (131 in) Belgium Topvolley Precura Antwerpen
17 Carroll, PaulPaul Carroll (C) 16 May 1986 2.07 m (6 ft 9 in) 98 kg (216 lb) 354 cm (139 in) 340 cm (130 in) Germany Berlin Recycling Volleys
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) Estonia Selver Tallinn
19 Moeller, CarstenCarsten Moeller 12 June 1991 1.94 m (6 ft 4 in) 88 kg (194 lb) 340 cm (130 in) 330 cm (130 in) Sweden Södertelge
21 Weir, JamesJames Weir 20 July 1995 2.04 m (6 ft 8 in) 95 kg (209 lb) 348 cm (137 in) 342 cm (135 in) Canada Brandon University

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