Volley Blacks squad - Expression of Interest
Expressions of Interest are open for the Volley Blacks for the current international cycle. Photo by www.phototek.co.nz

Volley Blacks squad - Expression of Interest

Volleyball New Zealand are currently seeking expressions of interest from athletes who wish to be considered for the 2024/2025 Volley Blacks squad.  Athletes selected for this squad will further be considered for the team that will be represent New Zealand at the 2025 Men’s Asian Volleyball Championships.

As part of the preparations and selection process, two trail camps will be held, one in the South Island and one in the North Island.  All domestic New Zealand players who want to be considered for selection will need to attend trails in their respective region.

Those athletes that are not currently residing in New Zealand and are based overseas on scholarship OR professional contracts can still register their interest for the squad through the EOI. This applies even if their availability for 2024 is limited and won’t be available until 2025.

It is also expected that all domestic athletes participate in this year’s 2024 Senior Inter Provincial Championships in Wellington from June 1 – June 3. The Volley Blacks wider squad will be selected following this competition.

Please find details below with regards to upcoming trials for the Volley Blacks Squad, as well as important dates if selected into the squad. Please note that some dates, venues, and costs, for camps and/ or competitions may be currently broad as Volleyball New Zealand is waiting for confirmation from other volleyball associations and confederations. VNZ will endeavour to confirm any approximations as soon as they are aware of confirmed dates, and venues.

Date of Note:

Week of 24th June 2024

Volley Blacks squad announced

15th & 16th June 2024

North Island - Volley Blacks camp

29th & 30st June 2024

South Island - Volley Blacks camp

24th & 25th August 2024

North Island – Volley Blacks Camp

14th & 15th September 2024

South Island – Volley Blacks Camp

30th November & 1st December 2024

North Island – Volley Blacks Camp

June – August 2025

2025 Men’s Asian Volleyball Championship:  Location TBC


South Island Trial:
Date:  Saturday, 25th May & Sunday, 26th May 2024

Venue:  Pioneer Recreation & Sport Centre, 75 Lyttleton Street, Christchurch
Time:  Saturday & Sunday, 9am to 6pm

North Island Trial:
Date: Saturday, 8th June & Sunday, 9th June 2024
Venue:  Onehunga College, 24 Pleasant Street, Onehunga

Time:  Saturday 11am-6pm & Sunday, 9am to 4pm

Athletes will need to provide their own transport, accommodation, food etc. for trials. 

Please click on the link below to indicate your interest for the Volley Blacks Squad.  The squad will work with Sebastian Gonzalez as the Head Coach of the Volley Blacks for the coming international cycle.

All athletes are invited to attend the trials.

Any athletes currently abroad and would like to express interest for the Volley Blacks squad, please make contact with Head Coach, Sebastian Gonzalez on sebastian@volleyballnz.org.nz  

Expressions of Interest are open until Tuesday, 21st May 2024

Click here for the Expression of Interest form.

For those already registered in Friendly Manager, once login is completed, click the Register Now button and you'll then be able to select the EOI form to complete.

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