Volleyball Australia Centre of Excellence – New Head Coach Appointed


Volleyball Australia is delighted to announce the appointment of Margo Wiltens as the Head Coach of the new integrated beach/indoor high performance development program at the AIS in Canberra.

Margo has a strong record of achievement, having represented Netherlands on the beach as an athlete (2004-2011) and headed the Development Program (Women) for Beach Volleyball Team Netherlands (2013-2018). Employing a collaborative approach with a team coaches and other experts she steered athletes to a number of European Championship medals (Junior and Senior, including Gold), World Under 19 Championships (Silver) and an FIVB World Tour medal (Silver).

Margo also has experience as an indoor coach for Men’s club teams and has graduated with a Master of Laws (VU Amsterdam).

Margo has a reputation as an engaging, energetic and innovative coach who develops strong bonds with her athletes and staff. She has assisted her athletes to significant international performance results and is widely respected as an up and coming world leader in Beach Volleyball.

Margo’s role is expected to commence formally in late February.

In the meantime the 2019 Centre of Excellence Program will commence in late January under the direction of Dan Ilott (Men) and Shannon Winzer (Women).