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.”
2021 VVL Season officially ABANDONED
Following the extension of Victoria’s lockdown announced by the Premier, the 2021 season has been officially abandoned. Please read the statement below from Volleyball Victoria.
“Following the Victorian Government announcement on 1st September 2021 that lockdown will be extended until 70 per cent of Victorians have had at least one dose of vaccine, which is estimated to be around 23rd September 2021, it is with great regret that Volleyball Victoria have made the very difficult decision to officially conclude the 2021 State League season with no premierships awarded.
This is obviously a very disappointing outcome but there are simply circumstances beyond our control in terms of our strong desire to conclude the season with a finals series.
Volleyball Victoria would like to take this opportunity to again thank all clubs for your support across the past (8) weeks of uncertainty and commend your determination and resilience under very difficult circumstances. While it is with a heavy heart the we make the decision to cancel the 2021 season, we will now turn our efforts to planning a virtual awards dinner to announce club based awards and acknowledge those teams that excelled across the season.
We take this opportunity to also thank the wider Volleyball Victoria State League community for its ongoing support and encourage you and your communities to stay healthy, safe and strong as we move forward together towards the 2022 season.”
Thank you to all our members, parents and families for your commitment, perserverance and efforts to get through the 2021 season, despite the continued challenges. While not unexpected, the news is still bitterly disappointing, particularly for those teams that put themselves into great positions to play in finals. We still hope to host an end of season get together and awards night in October as a way to say thank you to everyone invovled, particularly our coaches and committee members who have worked hard to keep the Club running during these dificult times, so please stay connected for further updates.
A reminder that clubs like ours do not operate automatically, but rely on the significant time and effort of selfless volunteers to ensure each and every volleyballer in Western Victoria has the opportunity to play at the highest level each week. The more volunteers we have, the bigger and bettre our Club can be so please consider whether you can contribute off the court as well as on it in 2022 and join the Phantoms Committee. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or speak to one of our current Committee about what is invovled.
VOLLEYBALL VICTORIA COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS STILL PLANNED FOR 24-26 SEPTEMBER
After a meeting of Country Associatins, the VV Country Championships Commission have decided to push ahead with the running of 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 released.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com if you cannot find the invitation or have trouble sharing it with us.
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!