VVL 2024 Premier Division Clubs Confirmed
The Victorian Volleyball League (VVL) is delighted to announce that all twelve places available in the 2024 Premier League 1 competition have been filled by clubs that applied for a full licence during the application stage.
The following clubs will field Premier League 1, Premier League 2, and Junior teams as a minimum in both the Women’s and Men’s, Girls and Boys leagues:
- Dandenong Volleyball Club
- Eastside Hawks Volleyball Club
- Heidelberg Volleyball Club
- IRIZAR VIP
- Maroondah Volleyball
- Mazenod Volleyball Club
- Melbourne University Renegades Volleyball Club
- Monash University Volleyball Club
- Oakleigh Volleyball Club
- Phantoms Volleyball Club*
- Volley Friends United Melbourne
- Yarra Ranges Volleyball Club
Volleyball in Victoria, and the Victorian Volleyball League, has undergone extraordinary and rapid growth since the full return of the sport in 2022. A League strategy to manage the growth of teams wanting to enter the state-wide competition has been developed and will roll-out in stages over the next three seasons. This includes the expansion of Premier Division 2, which will have four additional places for teams as a development entry point and pathway for emerging clubs to fill.
Volleyball Victoria CEO Cori Wilder said the health, governance, and sustainability of the Premier Division Clubs will be the key to ensuring its continued success as the elite volleyball competition in Victoria.
“Volleyball participation is growing at an incredible rate and, with the rise of talented junior players across the state, the opportunities to play at the highest level become increasingly competitive. The commitment to growth and balance within our Premier Clubs will ensure that there will not only be a high-standard competition for athletes to participate in, but that there is a pathway for all athletes at their clubs to improve and achieve.”
To apply for a full licence a club must show it can field both women’s and men’s senior teams, girls and boys junior teams, be competitive on-court, be affiliated with Volleyball Victoria, can assist in meeting Volleyball Victoria’s strategic goals in offering access and opportunity based on location, and can show a commitment to club health, governance, and sustainability.
Thirteen clubs in total applied for a full licence in 2024. Clubs who were able to meet the requirements were given first preference when determining who filled the available twelve places. Partial licences to fill the additional four places in Premier Division 2 are still being finalised.
*Phantoms Volleyball Club is based in Bendigo and is eligible to apply for some regional exemptions to the requirements.