Welcome to PHANTOMS VOLLEYBALL!
Phantoms are a regional State League Volleyball club based in Western Victoria. Our OATH is to support and grow volleyball pathways in Country Victoria!
“Through strong leadership, accountability and good governance, Phantoms will actively promote volleyball and provide opportunities for all people playing, umpiring, coaching, volunteering, and / or spectating throughout Western Victoria.”
COVID 19 UPDATE – VVL STATUS as of June 16th
The Victorian Government have announced a further easing of restrictions to come into effect 11:59pm Thursday 17 June 2021.
This includes community sport being open for all ages for training and competition. For community sport, the activity is limited to minimum number of people required to participate in and facilitate the activity (i.e. players, coaches) and must be within venue limits for indoor sports.
Unfortunately, this means that State League will be UNABLE to resume this weekend as planned as the venue limits are no more than 50 indoors. Volleyball Victoria are still awaiting further clarification on this as well as the updated Restricted Activity Directions.
This does not directly affect Phantoms this weekend as we were scheduled to have a bye round, however each week that VVL is suspended, there are knock on impacts that affect all Clubs and Teams. We will need to wait for further advice regarding next weekend as Phantoms are due to play matches in Melbourne on June 26. This should be available after a VVL Delegates meeting early next week.
Volleyball Victoria are considering multiple options to deal with the suspended rounds ranging from listing them as “Wash outs”, which means no points would be awarded and games not rescheduled, to extending the season for an additional 3 weeks and some in between. Once again, we will provide more information once it comes to hand.
VOLLEYBALL VICTORIA BLOOD CHALLENGE
We have a team entered in the inaugural Volleyball Victoria Blood Challenge being run by the Australian Red Cross Lifeblood. This is a challenge between all state league clubs to see who can donate the most blood, plasma and platelets. The challenge runs from 1 June 2021 – 31 August 2021 and we encourage everyone associated with Phantoms to join our team and donate.
Prizes will be awarded to the teams with:
Most plasma donations
Most new donors
If there are any members who would like to donate for the first time, you can create a Lifeblood account using the below link.
Make sure you join the Phantoms Volleyball Club team through the mange preferences tab.
You can then book an appointment online through the appointment tab.
If unsure whether you can donate or not, have a look at the questions on donateblood.com.au/eligibility
Any existing donors, please join the Phantoms Volleyball Club team through the ‘manage preferences’ area of your Donateblood account.
The process takes under an hour and your donation can go a long way towards saving someone’s life.
We hope that as many from the Phantoms community can roll up their sleeves and show how generous we can be.
VOLLEYBALL VICTORIA COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS RESCHEDULED TO 24-26 SEPTEMBER
The VV Country Championships Commission have decided to reschedule the 2021 event to be held on the AFL Grand Final long weekend. Matches will be played across the Friday, (Public Holiday) Saturday and Sunday in Horsham with a new entry framework to be released. Associations will need to reenter their teams and a new draw will be issued based on those revised entries so speak to your local committee or coach about what that might mean for you.
2021 MEMBERSHIP FORMS
Our 2021 Membership forms are available for download 2021 Membership Form and via the Athlete Resources page. Memberships MUST be paid by Tuesday April 6th, prior to Round 1, so please read the form carefully and if you have any questions, concerns or challenges related to payment or would like to discuss a payment plan, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to a Committee member or coach prior to April 6th so we can help any way we can.
2021 CLUB MERCHANDISE FORMS
Up to date information on uniform requirements and the Merchandise form can be found on our UNIFORMS page. Please ensure you understand all the requirements and speak to your coach about any playing uniform concerns or contact email@example.com for any other merchandise related questions. Orders for merchandise should be placed by the end of March!
GET ACTIVE KIDS $200 SPORTS VOUCHERS
For any junior players under the age of 18, please check out the Get Active Kids Voucher Program to see if you are eligible for a $200 voucher to help with the cost of playing VVL this year.
2021 MEDICAL INFORMATION
All club members – players, coaches, volunteers – must have completed an Operoo profile and shared it with the club. if you have not received an invite via email, please check your junk mail first and then contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot find the invitation or have trouble sharing it with us.
2021 COMPETITION STRUCTURE
- Volleyball Victoria have recently announced a change in the structure of State League with a two tiered competition replacing the current version.
There will be a Premier Competition of 2 Divisions – Premier 1 & Premier 2 replacing the existing Premier and Reserves for Men and Women. These will consist of the same Clubs in each of the 4 divisions with each Club sharing the same draw for all of their 4 teams.
There will also be a Reserves Competition of 3 Divisions – Reserves 1, Reserves 2 & Reserves 3 replacing the old Divisions 2 & 3 and adding an extra one with the number of entries growing year on year. These will be for any Club to enter, with the option for multiple teams in each division.
Phantoms have entered the following teams for 2021:
Women’s Premier 1
Women’s Premier 2
Women’s Reserves 2
Men’s Premier 1
Men’s Premier 2
Men’s Reserves 1
A draft fixture which is subject to change can be found on our Fixture & Results Page.
PHANTOMS 10 YEAR CELEBRATIONS
In 2020, our club celebrates its 10th year of providing elite level opportunities to all volleyball athletes in Western Victoria. From its infancy as a single Men’s team in 2011, Phantoms has grown to become one of the biggest State League clubs in Victoria, fielding teams in all Men’s and Women’s Divisions and creating a sustainable pathway for development in regional Victoria. The Club is committed to commemorating this milestone when it is safe and responsible to do so and will continue to plan for the opportunity when it arises in 2021. Watch this space and involved!