Overview

Team profile

Australia

A refreshed Volleyroos side will continue their journey towards the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympic Games under Italian head coach Roberto Santilli, who replaced veteran Argentine coach Jon Uriarte in February 2015. In last year's World League they were bottom of Group 2's Pool C but defeated France in five sets in the Group 2 final in Sydney. That secured them a spot in the Group 1 Finals but they were defeated by United States and Italy. This time they face a sterner test, coming up against Brazil, Italy and Serbia in Group 1. They represented Asia at the 2014 World Championship, finishing joint-15th after reaching the second round in Poland.

 
The Australian Volleyball Federation was founded in 1963 and the sport has rapidly increased in popularity since, particularly in schools and recreation centres. The national team has been supported by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) since 1990 and based in Canberra since 1997. At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games the team came eighth, beating Spain in the process and taking a set from then world champions Italy. There has been steady improvement including an appearance at London 2012 and victory in the Asian Championship in 2007.

Coach

Santilli, Roberto

Santilli, Roberto

Italian Roberto Santilli was named Australia's men's head coach in February 2015. Before taking over the Volleyroos, Santilli was a coach for the Italian Federation from 2001 to 2004. During that time he led the country's junior national team and was a technical staff member for Italy's men's team. Santilli, who was born in Rome, was a consultant and assistant to Germany's men's team that won a bronze medal at the 2014 World Championships. He coached several clubs in Italy from 1995 to 2007 before taking over at Jastrzebski Wegiel in Poland from 2007 to 2010. He then moved on to Iskra Odintsovo in Russia until 2013. Santilli now coaches MKS Banimex Bedzin in Poland.

Staff

  • Team Manager Mchoul, William Charles
  • Assistant coach Hardy, Benjamin Kirk
  • Second Assistant Coach Ilott, Daniel John
  • Doctor Aubrey, Brendon
  • Physiotherapist Austin, Darren

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank Teams Matches Result Details Sets Points
Total Won Lost 3-0 3-1 3-2 2-3 1-3 0-3 Points Won Lost Ratio Won Lost Ratio
1
Brazil
12 9 3 4 3 2 3 0 0 28 33 16 2.062 1145 1038 1.103
2
Serbia
12 7 5 2 3 2 4 1 0 23 30 22 1.363 1180 1152 1.024
3
Italy
12 6 6 1 2 3 1 2 3 16 22 26 0.846 1073 1096 0.979
4
Australia
12 2 10 1 0 1 0 5 5 5 11 32 0.343 931 1043 0.892

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