COVID-19 Volleyball SA Statement

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Volleyball SA advises that the suspension of normal operations and competitions will now continue until 1 July 2020

The VSA Academy will now also close for the same period

We initially suspended activities until Easter, however, much has happened since our first announcement. We have new government regulations to comply with, and we want to give our member clubs, associations, volleyball players and families as much certainty as possible. Of course, our first priority is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our community.

The suspension to 1 July applies to:

  • all training and face to face meetings
  • recreational competitions
  • South Australian Volleyball League (SAVL) senior and junior divisions
  • all Spikezone competitions

Additionally, the VSA Academy will also close for these three months and a direct communication has been sent to affected families with some further information to assist athletes and families during this time.

We want to stay in touch with you all, and encourage you to stay in touch with each other, even though we’re not playing. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram – we’ll be sharing plenty of updates from volleyball community, and ways to keep fit and practise skills at home. We will continue to stay in close communications with our member clubs and associations, to ensure they are supported throughout this period of closure.

This situation is unprecedented, and we can’t predict what further measures may be introduced, or for how much longer current measures will be in place - so we will review closer to 1 July 2020.  As with all our decisions to date, we will be guided by advice from Federal and State Governments, Volleyball Australia, the Office for Recreation Sport and Racing and with input from our member clubs and associations.

We remain optimistic that our member clubs and associations will be able to complete their recreational and participation activities this year and that our SAVL competition both junior and senior divisions will still be able to be run, even if in an adjusted format this year. Potential formats are being developed in conjunction with the SAVL clubs.

As a sport, we must continue to do everything we can to contribute to the national efforts to slow down the spread of COVID-19. Whilst no-one would have wished for this barrier to the sport we love, Volleyball SA will be working hard in this time with members and clubs to enjoy the sport in other ways and creating new plans to emerge stronger on the other side so we are ready to spring back onto court! 

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