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Age Group Teams Announced

Following the recent Age Group Trials and Performance Camp, Volleyball New Zealand is pleased to name the first six age group teams for 2016.  The NZL Junior Men will attend the South East Asian Junior Men's Championships in Myanmar in July; the NZL Junior Women will attend the South East Asian Junior Women's Championships and the Asian Junior Women's Championships, both in  Thailand in July; the NZL Youth Women's and Men's teams will compete at the US High Performance Championships in Florida, also in July and the NZL Junior Women's and Men's teams will attend the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships on the Gold Coast in September.  Trials for the North Island and South Island Youth Men's and Women's teams to also attend the AJVC will be held in July.

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Following the recent Age Group Trials and Performance Camp, Volleyball New Zealand is...
Hugh McCutcheon's final schedule for NZ confirmed

 Top volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon's full schedule of engagements while in NZ has been confirmed.

McCutcheon will split his time between presenting for High Performance Sport NZ, where top coaches from across all sporting codes will have a chance to learn from McCutcheon's coaching experiences, and across some leadership and volleyball specific presentations.

The latest presentations to be confirmed are:

Nelson - Friday May 6th (click here for more details)

12-1pm - Student Leadership

3-5pm - Volleyball Coaching Workshop

7:30pm - An evening on the couch

Dunedin - Sunday May 8th (click here for more details)

7pm - Volleyball Coaching Workshop

The other presentations that have already been announced are the Leadership Breakfasts in Christchurch and Auckland.

 Top volleyball coach Hugh McCutcheon's full schedule of engagements...

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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