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.”
CRITICAL VVL UPDATE – SATURDAY July 31st & AUGUST 7th
With the easing of restrictions announced on Tuesday and guidelines for community sport confirmed on Wednesday, we now have direction from Volleyball Victoria about the road map ahead. The following arrangements will be in place for the next two weeks in the lead up to finals, with the decision made to separate Reserves and Premier Competitions over the next fortnight while the 100 patron cap exists on venues.:
SATURDAY 31st JULY – BENDIGO STADIUM
Both Reserves Men 1 & Reserves Women 2 teams WILL play their double headers this weekend as scheduled in Bendigo. These will be the final matches of the season for Reserves teams with any matches not played for the season to be allocated as draws. This gives both teams a chance to cement their place in the finals if they can win on the weekend so best of luck to all involved. All matches will be on court 4.
10:00 Reserves Men 1 v Monash University Blue DUTY Monash Blue RW2
12:00 Reserves Women 2 v Monash University Blue DUTY Monash Grey RM1
14:00 Reserves Men 1 v Monash University Grey DUTY Monash Grey RW2
16:00 Reserves Women 2 v Monash University Blue DUTY Phantoms RM1
SATURDAY 7th AUGUST – BENDIGO STADIUM
Both Premier Women and Men 1 & 2 WILL play their double headers on Saturday August 7th in Bendigo against Monash. These will be the final matches of the season for Premier teams with any matches not played for the season to be allocated as draws. This gives both teams a chance to cement their place in the finals so best of luck to all involved. All matches will be on court 4 & 5.
10:00 Premier Men 1 v Monash University DUTY Phantoms PM2
12:00 Premier Men 2 v Monash University DUTY Monash PM1
14:00 Premier Men 1 v Monash University DUTY Monash PM2
16:00 Premier Men 2 v Monash University DUTY Phantoms PM1
10:00 Premier Women 2 v Monash University DUTY Phantoms PW1
12:00 Premier Women 1 v Monash University DUTY Monash PW2
14:00 Premier Women 2 v Monash University DUTY Monash PW1
16:00 Premier Women 1 v Monash University DUTY Phantoms PW2
We continue to require ALL players, coaches, officials and patrons to adhere to the following guidelines that allow for a COVID-safe return to Volleyball:
• Masks will be required for all patrons and participants aged 12+. Players, coaches and referees are exempt whilst on court participating, however masks must be worn at all other times.
• All patrons & participants will need to check in using the Services Victoria QR Code provided and show staff upon entry.
• Utilise enhanced hygiene measures such as utilising hand sanitiser
• Do not share equipment such as drink bottles or sweat towels
• Players, coaches, officials and spectators must maintain social distancing wherever possible
• Arrive no earlier than 15-minutes before your warm-up (or duty requirement). Please meet your team mates outside of the stadium and only all enter once the previous match is completed.
• Exit no later than 5 minutes after your warm down (or duty requirement)
• No spectators – only one parent, or primary caregiver, per underage or dependent players is permitted
• Stay home if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and get tested!
With this in mind we are again reminding clubs that ALL TEAMS PROVIDE THEIR OWN SWEAT TOWEL FOR EACH MATCH. This means that when a towel is needed there are at least two available per match and these are not shared between teams. This is very important so please ensure all teams are made aware of this requirement.
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.
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!