50th Birthday Celebrations
This year Volleyball Ballarat turns 50 and to help us celebrate this milestone anniversary, we are looking for help from the wider volleyball community to help us gather missing pieces of the Association’s rich history.
We are asking anyone who might have stored away memories, anecdotes, newspaper articles, memorabilia or photos that relate to any volleyball activity in Ballarat, from local competition and state wide tournaments, to members who have played representative volleyball at any level from 1970-2020, to dig deep into their archives and share it with us via:
Text: Peter Hassell 0417 065 655
In an ideal world (subject to the lifting of social distancing restrictions and potential competition rescheduling) we will have a comprehensive record of the last 50 years to share online and at our special 50th ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER to be held on the Saturday night of our Annual Skins Tournament on the weekend of November 14th & 15th.
We hope you will share your information with us, and this request with as many others as you can. You can also complete a questionnaire which will also provide useful information to the organising committee.
We look forward to recognising and sharing the vast and significant contribution our members have made to the volleyball community as a whole.
COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) UPDATE – COMPETITION SUSPENDED
Volleyball Ballarat continues to monitor advice from the Federal and State Governments as well as our governing body, Volleyball Victoria, as it relates to community sport and the risks posed by COVID-19.
Volleyball Victoria released a statement regarding the Resumption of Activity on May 25th which can be read in full Volleyball Victoria Statement – Resumption of Activity_25 May 2020.
While there has been some relaxing of restrictions in the community in general and around sport, indoor sports are still not permitted to return to competition. We hope to learn more at the beginning of June and understand better the likely time frames and requirements that stadiums will have to meet in order for them to reopen.
Unfortunately this means that all Volleyball Ballarat Competition and training remains SUSPENDED until further notice. There is a school of thought that under certain conditions, we may be permitted to restart in a modified way by July but at this stage there is no evidence to support that view. Our Committee remains in constant communication with Volleyball Victoria and the Minerdome, continue to monitor all government and health advice, and are completing appropriate COVID-19 education and training. Rest assured that the and the health, safety and well-being of our all members will be at the forefront of any decisions made relating to a return date.
2020 Volleyball Victoria Registrations
We are aware that during this time of competition hiatus, many of our members won’t yet have registered for the 2020 season with Volleyball Victoria. We are also acutely aware that during this difficult time of health and economic uncertainty, many of our members will not be in a financial position to do so. We completely understand this and there is obviously no obligation to do so. What we do ask though, is that anyone who is financial unaffected and is prepared to do so, pays their registration fees now. These fees are critical in keeping the governance of our sport running during this period of uncertainty and enabling the structures to remain in place so we can restart once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
2020 Social Competition structure
The season will be reviewed once the full extent of the COVID-19 impact is known and the societal restrictions have been lifted. Once we have a safe date for return to the venue, announcements will follow as to structures and timeframes.
VOLLEYBALL VICTORIA PLAYER REGISTRATIONS
To ensure Volleyball Ballarat (and you as an individual member) continue to receive the full benefit of affiliation and help us sustain and grow the sport, all players are required to register with Volleyball Victoria for membership and insurance reasons. If you were a registered member in 2019, your registration is valid until March 31st 2020, so all memberships will need to be renewed before the start of April. Further information will be posted here when the portal opens and below are some everyday examples of member benefits which include, but are not limited to:
- endorsing, promoting, and supporting events and competitions
- providing support personnel, program development, and resources
- entering partnerships in junior development and other competition initiatives
- discounted member only fees for courses, programs, activities
- SportsPass members benefit program rewards schemes
- advocacy and liaison with local/state government and other stakeholders
- Personal Accident Insurance