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Final Squads for Age Group Performance Camp Confirmed

The final Age Group Squads to attend the VNZ Age Group Performance Camp have been confirmed.  The four squads will assemble in Porirua on 24th April for a three and a half day training programme.  Following the camp, six teams will be named.  The NZL Junior Men will attend the South East Asian Junior Men's Championships in Myanmar; NZL Junior Women will attend the South East Asian Junior Women's Championships and the Asian Junior Women's Championships in Thailand; NZL Junior Development Men and Women's teams will attend the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships on the Gold Coast; NZL Youth Men and Women's teams will attend the USA High Performance Championships in Florida.

Squads here

Trials for the North and South Island Youth Men's and Women's teams will be held in July.

The final Age Group Squads to attend the VNZ Age Group Performance Camp have been...
Hugh McCutcheon coming to NZ

  Breakfast Seminars with hugh mccutcheon:



  AUT Millennium

  Mairangi Bay, Auckland

  Thursday 5th May

  7.00am – 9.00am

  $75 includes Breakfast & Beverages (Online booking fee applies)

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  The Papanui Club

  310 Sawyers Arms Rd

  Tuesday 10th May

  7.00am - 9:00am

  $75 including Breakfast & Beverage (Online booking fee applies)

  Register here for Christchurch (booking essential)



From humble beginnings at Shirley Boys High through to the Beijing and London Olympics, Hugh McCutcheon is a Kiwi who has made a name for himself in the international Volleyball scene.  

Hugh’s love for volleyball developed in NZ where he played on the junior and senior national teams from 1986-90 before heading to the United States. He was also a member of the NZ national team in 1996 and represented his country on the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 1997.

As a coach, Hugh guided both the men's and women's indoor volleyball teams to Olympic medals, the only United States coach to ever do so.

Less than four months after leading the U.S. Men's Olympic Volleyball Team to a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in   Beijing, en-route to being named the 2008 United Stated Olympic Committee National Coach of the Year, McCutcheon  accepted the head coach position of the U.S. Women's National Team for the 2009-2012 Olympic quadrennial, culminating   in the Women’s team claiming Silver at the 2012 London Olympics.

Hugh is currently the Head Coach for the University of Minnesota women’s Volleyball programme, who won their second Regional Conference Championship in school history in 2015 and earned their first trip to the NCAA Final Four since 2009.  

Taking a break from the cold Minnesota weather, Hugh is coming to New Zealand as a guest of Sport NZ and Volleyball NZ. Don’t miss the opportunity to hear this successful Kiwi speak about his experiences on the world stage!


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Junior Champs Underway


A large turnout of Year 9 & 10 school volleyball teams will be vieing for the 'Island Champion' titles at the Volleyball New Zealand North and South Island Junior Secondary School Championships, being held simultaneously in Tauranga and Christchurch.

The North Island Championships take place at the ASB Baypark Arena in Mount Maunganui from Monday 25th to Friday 29th November, with a field of 49 Girls' teams and 42 Boys' teams participating. Favourites for the top division Girls' title are a raft of local Tauranga teams from Otumoetai, Bethlehem, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga Girls Colleges. Their main challenge is expected to come from Whakatane's Trident High, North Harbour's Rangitoto and Orewa Colleges, and Rotorua's Western Heights High. The dominance of Bay of Plenty sides in the top seedings is expected to draw large crowds throughout the week.

The top Boys' section features a wider spread of teams, with Western Heights leading the way from Orewa and North Harbour's Westlake Boys High, with South Auckland side Manurewa High, and Otumoetai, Bethlehem and Rangitoto all expected to mount a credible challenge. Also featuring at the event will be Girls' and Boys teams from Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay, Manawatu and Wellington.

Down south, the Island event will be played in Christchurch at Pioneer Stadium, and Middleton Grange school, with 39 Girls' and 22 Boy's teams in action from 25th to 28th November.

Girls favouritism is shared equally between Tasman region schools Nayland and Waimea Colleges, and Nelson and Marlborough Girls Colleges, and Christchurch teams from Riccarton, Burnside and Aranui High Schools, and Middleton Grange school.

The southern Boys' title is expected to be fought between schools from the same regions – Nelson, Nayland and Waimea Colleges, with Riccarton and Shirley High being joined from further south by Timaru and Otago Boys High teams in the top seeded positions.

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