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Beach State Team - About
The SVNSW Beach State Team program is an elite training program beginning in October and concluding in April. The program has each age division for males and females: U15, U16, U17, U18 and U19. Athletes train with a squad coaching team and compete at the end of the training season at the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships (AJBVC) in Western Australia.


AJBVC 2019 





Tournament Date:  April 15 - April 18, 2019
Travel Day: Saturday April 13, 2019 to WA & Friday April 19, 2019 back to Sydney
Location: Western Australia 

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Payment Policy

Training Schedule (will keep updating)



Information for Athletes & Parents

State Volleyball NSW (SVNSW) will be selecting Male and Female Athletes to compete in the following divisions at the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships, Western Australia, April 15-18, 2019:


Beach State Teams -  Division Criteria 2019
Team # of Teams being selected for AJBVC # of Athletes per Team # of players on court DOB 
 U15 Division  2 (3/gender)  4/Team  3  Born in 2005 or younger
U16 Division TBC 2/Team 2 Born in 2004
 U17 Division 8 (4/gender)  2/Team  2  Born in 2003
U18 Division 8 (4/gender) 2/Team 2 Born in 2002
 U19 Division 6 (3/gender)  2/Team  2  Born in 2001

Tryout Information 2019

Players intersted in representing NSW in Beach volleyball at AJBVC 2019 are required to attend the following 2 tryouts plus invite only selection:  

Tryout    Location   Date  Time Registration
 Tryout #1 - Talent ID & Development Day
Coogee Beach  21/10/2018

11am-1pm (Boys)

1pm-3pm (Girls)



Tryout #2 - Talent ID & Development Day Manly Beach  04/11/2018 

Boys and Girls at the same time, athletes are expected to arrive and be ready to train by 11:20am.

11:20am - 2:30pm

                  Final Selection Day                 (Invite Only) Manly Beach  02/12/2018  

Please be there 10 minutes before.

11:30am-1pm (Girls)

1pm-2:30pm (Boys)


NOTE : The SVNSW Beach Squad is new to the SVNSW Jr Beach pathway, you MUST be a member of the SVNSW Beach Squad to be selected for the NSW Beach State Team. More about the SVNSW Jr Beach Squad - LINK.

Tentative 2019 Beach State Team Training dates:

SVNSW expects successful athletes to prioritize State Beach Team training days. Participation in Beach Squad Development Day, Volleyfest activities and NSW Junior Beach Cup. SVNSW or Affiliate tournaments are not mandatory but highly encouraged. The tentative dates are as follows:

  1. Sunday January 20, 2019 @ Manly Beach   
  2. Sunday February 10, 2019 @ Maroubra Beach (Compulsory Full Squad Meeting)  
  3. Saturday February 16, 2019 @ Manly Beach
  4. Saturday February 23, 2019 @ Brighton or Maroubra Beach
  5. Friday March 1 - Sunday March 10, 2019 @ Manly Beach (Volunteering / Special Session)
  6. Saturday March 16, 2019 @ Maroubra Beach
  7. Sunday March 24, 2019 @ Maroubra (Junior Beach Cup)
  8. Sunday April 7, 2019 @ Manly Beach


Coach Information 2019 

The 2019 NSW Junior State Beach Team program begins October 21, 2018 with a Talent ID & Development Day as a #1 Tryout.

SVNSW is now accepting applications for the State Team Coach position. Coaches will be responsible for selecting, preparing and travelling with the teams to AJBVC. The NSW Junior State Beach Team  Program will include training days and tournaments . 

Mentor Coach

Squad Mentor Coach - Paul Smith

Head Coaches

Male Teams Head Coach - Mladen Stankovic

Female Teams Head Coach - Sarah Richter

State Coaches

Male Teams State Coach - Roman Arkaev, Oliver Evans

Female Teams State Coach - Kateia Barenaba, Claudia Marshall


Each Division Team Coaches 
The following roles are the travelling and training coaches for each division:

 Division Role  Team Gender Number of Teams  Number of Athletes
U19 Team Coach - N/A Male N/A N/A
U19 Team Coach - Claudia Marshall Female 1 2
U18 Team Coach - Roman Arkaev Male  2 4 (3)
U18 Team Coach - Claudia Marshall Female  1 2
U17 Team Coach - Roman Arkaev Male  1 2 (3)
U17 Team Coach - Kateia Barenaba Female 2 4
U16 Team Coach - N/A Male N/A N/A
U16 Team Coach - Sarah Richter Female TBC TBC
U15 Team Coach - Oliver Evans Male 2 8
U15 Team Coach - N/A Female N/A N/A


Training Coaches -
The following coaches will not be travelling to the event but will be assisting during trianing days:

- Roger Jones

- George Fountotos

- Peter Fountotos

- Matt Gigliotti

- Takae Yasutake

- Monica Jones

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