Volleyball Australia, in consultation with its member States and Territories, has regrettably decided to cancel the 2020 AJVC – Bendigo event.
This difficult decision was made based on several key factors stemming from the various restrictions relating to COVID-19 and the current uncertainty regarding the easing of national and state restrictions. The lack of access to training venues, across Australia; the time constraints placed on coaches to train, select and prepare teams; and the uncertainty regarding Victorian Government restrictions on the sporting venues all played a role in this decision.
Our commitment to the safety of our community also played a significant role in this decision. While providing opportunities for our junior athletes to showcase their talents and develop skills on the national level is central to Volleyball Australia’s mission, the safety and well-being of our players, coaches, parents and supporters is also a fundamental commitment to the participants of our sport.
We apologise for any inconvenience and the considerable disappointment this decision may cause. Volleyball Australia will continue to work with the State and Territory associations to create opportunities for juniors to play and develop within their region and across Australia.
Please contact your State or Territory volleyball association for more information.