BOARD, HONOURS & ADVISORY GROUPS
Responsible for governing the game of Volleyball in New Zealand
Claire Stewart
Claire StewartPresident
Sila Auva'a
Sila Auva'aChair/Board Member
Jock Murley
Jock MurleyBoard Member
Richard CasuttBoard Member
Lauren Fleury
Lauren FleuryBoard Member
Bevan Erueti
Bevan EruetiBoard Member
Debbie Hyland
Debbie HylandBoard Member
Crispin PhelanBoard Member
LIFE MEMBERS AND HONOURS

Life Members

- John Drummond (1995)

- Shelley Addison (2011)
- John Hall (2011)
- Stewart Henderson (2011)
- Jenny Kirk (2011)
- Craig Phillips (2011)
- Bill Turnbull (2011)
- Ross Baldwin (2012)
- Allan Brodie MNZM (2012)
- Mary Edmondson (2012)
- Neil Anderson
- George Jones (2015)
- Phil Gayton ONZM (2017)
- Dave Macpherson (2017)
- Jock Murley (2019)
- Peter Pearce (2021)
- Alan Kerr (2022)

Special Distinguished Service Award

- Joseph Ang (2012) 

Distinguished Service Award

- Roger Bleyendaal (2012)
- Paul Hoffman (2012)
- Peter Pearce (2012)
- Wayne Stringer (2012)
- Neil Anderson (2014)
- Keith Macown (2015)
- Graeme Walker (2015)
- Colin Redpath (2016)
- Vai Palelei (2018)
- Alani Samia (2019)
- Tony Thomas (2019)
- Andrew Kilham (2022)

Service Award

- Phil Gayton ONZM (1998)

- Grant Hill (1998)
- Fraser Galloway (1999)
- Grant Harrison (1999)
- Phil George (2004)
- John Hall (2004)
- Andrew Hercus (2004)
- Barrie Herring (2004)
- Hina Ranga (2004)
- Grant Bindon (2012)
- Adele Drabble (2012)
- Derrick Moot (2012)
- Roy Titheridge (2012)
- Ian Johnston (2014)
- Alan Kerr (2014)
- Andrew Curtis (2021)

FIVB Centenary Award

- Ctirad Benacek (1995)

Honourary Life President

- Ctirad Benacek (1995)

NZSSSC Service to School Sport

- Phil Gayton ONZM (2009)

- Jock Murley (2010)
- Mike Polley (2014)

ADVISORY GROUPS

Athlete Leadership Group

The Athlete Leadership Group (ALG) is a group of passionate volleyball athletes who are dedicated to broadening and strengthening the relationship between athletes and our national body Volleyball New Zealand (VNZ). The ALG is composed of five indoor volleyball athletes from both our Volley Ferns and Volley Blacks performance programmes.

We aim to provide a voice for all indoor volleyball athletes throughout Aotearoa and to gain insight and provide feedback to VNZ. Through listening to and communicating on behalf of all indoor Volleyball players we see our relationship as being key to providing sustainable positive experiences for all athletes engaging in Poirewa in Aotearoa.

The group is working in collectively with Colleen Campbell, VNZ High Performance Manager who we meet with Bi-monthly. We are also working in partnership with Angie Dougal our independent facilitator. The ALG also meet independently each month.

Initially our work will be focussed on gathering voice and having input into the Performance competition structure for 2024 and beyond and reflecting on previous experiences to enhance matters regarding our Performance programme.

We look forward to working closely with VNZ to provide support, answers and a voice for our athletes with the intention of creating an ongoing partnership between our athletes and national body.

Facilitator – Angie Dougal

The VNZ ALG is a group of passionate athletes who really care about their sport and improving the relationship with their national body (VNZ). They know that this relationship is the key to providing positive experiences for all volleyball athletes throughout NZ. 

I have been very impressed with the level of commitment to this crucially important piece of work by both the athletes and the national body. Both groups are committed to having the athlete voice heard. This work takes time if it is to be done well, and this is what I see 

Members: Kim Smith, Luke Hultson, Petra Manderson, Katie Adamson

Youth Advisory Group

The National Youth Advisory Group has been created to better understand and engage young people into Volleyball. 


Youth Advisory Group members:
- Loveday Mossman-Catchpole (Otago)
- Lisa Yuan (Harbour Volleyball)
- Julian Patino (Volley South)
- Anya O'Connor (Aoraki)
- Ella Rooney (Otago)
- Ayan Iqbal (WECA)
- Luke McMorran (Tasman)
- Lola King (Tasman)

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