MVA provides well run local competitions, quality coaching and instruction and social activities in a friendly environment.
run all year round,
run Winter and Summer mixed teams competitions to encourage the team spirit and healthy competition,
provide skills development and training,
offer entry level volleyball program for primary school kids - Volley4Kids,
offer skills development, training and mini competition for teenagers - Volley4Teens,
care for high calibre athletes by offering WA Volleyball League (WAVL) participation,
keep it fun by organising Summer social beach and grass volleyball sessions,
spread the news about coach and umpire workshops,
host our own tournament in April and Regional Clubs Tournament in October,
attend several tournaments each year for local, regional and state teams and players to provide and promote competition and social activities between our local and regional participants.
We aspire to be a successful club maintaining sustainable participation rates at a low cost whilst providing opportunities for high calibre and social athletes in friendly fun environment.
We are committed (to the game and members), connected (with other regional associations, part of VWA), a family (look after each other), and inclusive (members from all backgrounds and of all skill levels are welcome).
Meet The Team
Volleyball in Mandurah is rapidly growing, especially amongst the youth players and this is all thanks to a group of amazing and highly dedicated volunteers. People who pitch in when needed and work hard in the background to bring you a smooth customer experience. Always work in progress!
These are our rock stars. Please meet our Committee members and office bearers:
VWA Awards 2021
For the first time in the history of the club, Mandurah Volleyball Association Inc. was awarded the well deserved
Regional Club of the Year 2021!
Let's continue what we do best!
committed to our game and members,
connected with other VWA clubs and
an inclusive club supporting all levels of players from kids, teens, junior and senior social athletes to high calibre WAVL athletes in a fun and friendly environment!
VWA Awards 2022
We did it again! Mandurah Volleyball Association Inc. is The Regional Club of the Year two years running! Jess taking home the Young Leader of the Year award!
Our Sponsors and Supporters
1998 Cameron Sturgess
2002 Don Tregenza
2004 Aaron Hermans
2006 Lee Tregenza
2008 Charlie Grigio
2014 Wendy Tregenza
2014 Heidi Haake
2019 Robert Haake
2022 John Williams
Another Summer competition saw an increase of 15 teams nominating this year. Our WAVL teams also extending to six, four in the men's (divisions 1, 2, 4 and 5) and two in the women's (divisions 1 and 2). Final placings saw our men's and women's division 1 teams finishing 3rd after losing their semi finals.
Our Winter competition concluded on the 20th September with Glizzy Gang defeating Evaporated Milk in three sets...now bring on the Summer competition! MVP for the Winter competition was Raymond Gissing, well done mate.
Mandurah entered three teams into the State Country Championships with a men's A and B and women's B teams competing. The men's B team finished the rounds undefeated in their pool but losing an unlucky semi final to Karratha in controversial circumstances when time ran out at 5 points to 7.
This year saw the first ever Summer competition, which started out as a drop-in session but now catered to 12 teams! Kids volley and teens volley continued unabated with keen interest seeing some sessions overflowing. It was decided to add an extra session for the kids to two—one hour after the other, and limiting our teens program numbers to around 75.
Our WAVL teams grew to five this year, three in the men's and two in the women's. One of our men's team competed in the State League reserves, another in division 2 and one in division 4, with one women's team in division 1 and our second in division 3. Although most teams were competitive throughout the season, it was our division 3 Women's team who went on to win an epic 3 sets to 2 final at Warwick stadium in September.
Mandurah entered several teams in the State Country Championships with our Men's team winning gold against Karratha, as did our Women's team against Bunbury.
Once again, Mandurah was the winner of the John McKay Regional Club of the year...two years in a row! But, there was more to come, our very own Jess Grigio, one of Volleyball WA's young ambassadors, was awarded the Young Leader of the Year award.
Welcome to the elite! Our first year of participating in the state based WA Volleyball League, which saw a men's team (in Division 1) and women's team (Division 2) enter into this new format, previously known as the Perth Volleyball League. Our men's team won a thrilling final against Murdoch University 3 sets to 2, but, unfortunately our women's just missed out on a finals berth finishing the regular season in fifth position. The success of the WAVL program was mostly due to our WAVL coordinator, Jayden Godfrey, not only organising teams but also procuring sponsorship.
In Term 2 we introduced a new format for juniors aged 13 to 15, called Teens Volley. Starting numbers were around the 50 mark which quickly progressed to over 65 by Term 4. Much of this success came from our Media Liaison / junior coordinator (Veronika Sajova) and coaches who gave their time to further our Association goals on participation.
The Mandurah Volleyball Association was the recipient of the VWA Regional Club of the Year award, an achievement due to the commitment of many people, our volunteers, coaches, referees, players and supporters.
This year also saw Jess Grigio voted as the City of Mandurah's Junior Volunteer of the year, a wonderful achievement for the amount of work she puts into volleyball as a coach, committee member and junior mentor.
Over the Summer of 2019/2020 we continued with our drop-in sessions on Wednesdays at the Halls Head Recreation centre giving many people more time to develop their skills. This year however was the start of the COVID-19 pandemic which saw massive disruptions to everyone's lives, including volleyball!
We implemented our new payment and player registration system called Square, accessible here—https://mandurahvolleyball.square.site/. People can now purchase event tickets, pay for their uniforms and competition fees as well as register their interest for volunteering ☺
The Kids volley program began in term 1 with a consistent 10–12 kids attend, ages from 6 to 12. Although COVID did restrict participation in all our programs, these numbers increased to around 30 by term 4.
Mandurah also participated in the State Country Championships which saw our Men's A team defeat Busselton in the final to claim gold, with our Men's B and Women's B teams finishing with silver.
In 2019 we retained the combined 'term based' seasons to make it one big season from May to September. We had 5 teams nominated in the A League and 4 teams in the reserve (junior) league. By hosting our annual tournament in June, we attracted 19 teams.
The juniors had training sessions on our competition nights with some of them also playing in our reserve league later that evening. These were mainly upper high school up to year 12; the other group was at a lower high school level.
We also provided a casual volley 'competition' over 10 weeks from October to December which culminated in a short 4 week junior competition at the end. This included mixed numbers for a seniors involvement on the other court, conducted at the Halls Head Recreation Centre. In Term 4, we saw the first session of Spikezone volleyball at the MARC on Thursday afternoons.
In 2018 we combined our 'term based' seasons to make it one big season from May to September. We had 5 teams nominated in the A League and 4 teams in the reserve (social) league. We also hosted our annual tournament in June, which attracted 22 teams.
On the junior front, we had two versions- both a 'come and try' format on the same day as our competition nights. Some of the juniors also played in our reserve league later that evening (these were predominantly upper high school up to year 12); the other group was at a lower high school level, more casually based with numbers ranging up to 10 or so.
We also provided a casual volley 'competition' over 10 weeks from October to December which culminated in a short 4 week junior competition at the end, with mixed numbers for a seniors involvement on the other court as well—these we conducted at the Halls Head Recreation Centre.
The MARC redevelopment is complete. The competition is now on Wednesday evenings and playing on the 2 new show courts. We are playing 2 seasons again, as this seemed to cater for many different groups and players alike. Season 2 saw 5 teams again. Although we had interest from 3 other teams in a social B grade, unfortunately they did not continue. The Winners were the Pancake Squad over Real Bintang.
The MARC is undergoing significant changes so we have decided to shift playing to a Monday evening to take advantage of playing on two courts. Unfortunately we only had 5 teams nominated and are now looking at some development and marketing for our next season.
In 2016 we decided to split our competition into two halves, aligning with the school terms 2 and 3. This was to cater for the changes at the MARC and in case we suffered player losses as has occurred. It was also an opportunity to try different approaches to our competitions and see what works best.
10 teams played this year but next year we may need to rationalize, as the MARC will commence a major upgrade in January which may see us having access to only one court.
2014 saw the competition with 8 teams competing together, later placed into A and B Grades for the finals series. We also looked at trialing a summer competition at the Mandurah Indoor Sportz Centre and will continue to foster this relationship.
Don Tregenza received the Order of Merit from the WA Volleyball Association for his continual and excellent service to volleyball in Mandurah and WA.
This year also saw Wendy Tregenza and Heidi Haake receive Life Membership to MVA Inc.
This year sees the competition welcome back several teams from Mandurah Baptist College and a new President, Dianne Brough.
Since the ‘Christmas in July’ event was so successful last year, we repeated it this year.
We had two seasons this year, one spanning the first school term and the other over the second term. We also saw a very successful ‘Christmas in July’ social event.
After last year’s successful Men's and Women's, we hope to continue. Unluckily, we have lost the Juniors to a competition to be conducted at the newly completed Baptist Recreation Hall.
This year, we had a competition change. We created a separate Men's and Women's competition but unfortunately declined our social competition. We did however see a junior competition played at the 6.30 time slot, which was extremely successful.
We also conducted several fundraising events at Bunnings, such as the sausage sizzle and the end of season bash. MVA was successful in obtaining funds to help with the purchase of first aid and volleyball equipment, along with our new banner.
After many years of presenting trophies after the last game of the year, 2009 saw a separate presentation evening.
This was at the Hyundai Stadium in Halls Head and proved a good move with food, drinks and entertainment provided.
After only a few years in the A-Grade competition, MBC boys took out the final against Mixed Packs.
The 10th Anniversary of the Mandurah Volleyball Tournament, where we see a record of 37 teams participating. Our local competition also sees a record 16 teams playing on all 4 courts at the MARC.
In 2005, MVA held its BlueJacs Corporate Cup and inaugural Corp Cup sponsored by BlueJacs MicroBrewery and restaurant. We had a total of 8 teams in two divisions.
MVA now has a club development and associated action plan that will assist in assuring the future of the club.
The South West Games are being presented by the Mandurah Volleyball Association in conjunction with the South West Games Committee. They were held over the weekend of April 12th and 13th 2003.
In September, the Men's PVL A Grade team won the final against Rossmoyne 3-2 after losing the first two sets. This team had just completed an undefeated season, including the semi-final, which saw it advance directly to the grand final.
In 1997, Mandurah hosted its first carnival with 12 teams nominating.
According to sources, this is the first year that volleyball was played in Mandurah.