Sporting Schools


Sporting Schools is a $100 million Australian Government initiative designed to help schools to increase children’s participation in sport, and to connect children with community sport. Sporting Schools will fund sporting activities, including volleyball in more than 5,700 schools and provide access to a range of trained community coaches.

Volleyball Australia are excited to be a part of this sporting journey and to be working closely with Australia’s primary schools, teachers, coaches and parents to nurture the next generation’s commitment and love of volleyball now, and into the future. 

Students engage with Volleyball Australia's Spikezone program, through a series of entry-level skill and game-related coaching sessions for Volleyball or Beach Volleyball, which can be modified to suit various ages, skill level and group size to ensure players have a fun experience while learning the game. 


Benefits of Volleyball:

  • Inclusive of all cultures, abilities and genders
  • An accessible sport - any surface (oval, grass, hall, beach), anywhere, any time
  • Can be played by both male and female
  • Non-contact sport
  • Minimal equipment
  • The court size and net height can be adjusted to accommodate players skill level
  • The popularity of volleyball in schools with the largest high school sporting tournament in the southern hemisphere
  • Two Olympic disciplines (beach and indoor volleyball)

How to Book a Spikezone Program:

The ASC have developed an Online Schools Portal for schools to make booking requests for their Sporting Schools program.

Schools use the system to:

  • search and compare Sporting Schools packages that meed their school's needs;
  • send NSOs and coaching providers real time, electronic notifications of their booking requests; and/or
  • nominate for teacher-delivered sport packages

More information on booking a coach delivered program

More information on booking a teacher delivered sports package


Spikezone coaching packages are available to suit individual school's needs.

Coach Delivered Program

Your State Office will organise an endorsed Volleyball Australia coach to deliver a Spikezone program within your school. Additional funding can also be put towards equipment costs.

Indicative Costs*:
  Single Coach
(e.g. 0-20 participants)
Additional Coaches
(e.g. 21-40 participants)
4 sessions $480  
5 sessions $570 + $50 / coach / session
6 sessions $660  

Teacher Delivered Program

Your State Office will provide resources and training opportunities in order for a teacher to deliver a Spikezone program within your school. Additional funding can also be put towards equipment costs.

Indicative Costs*:
$120 per Term

Create Your Own

Contact your State Office to tailor a Spikezone program towards larger participant or session numbers.
* Your State Office will confirm the final cost upon review of your school's resources and requirements. 


Individual Coaches:

Coaches interesting in delivering a Spikezone program through Sporting Schools are required to:

Once you are eligible, please contact your State Office (see details below) for information on any potential bookings in your area.

Coaching Providers:

Clubs and organisations interested in delivering Spikezone through Sporting Schools are encouraged to contact Volleyball Australia through E: or Ph: (02) 6214 3566

Volleyball Australia will assist in coordinating an agreement with your State Office. Once approved, your organisation will receive access to the Online Partner Portal where your State Office will be able to direct bookings to your organisation.

Requirements of all coaching providers include:

  • Sign a Sporting Schools Spikezone agreement with Volleyball Australia and your State Office
  • All staff/coaches to follow the same requirements as above
  • Adopt and adhere to the philosophy and delivery of the Spikezone product 



Please direct all enquiries to your State's Sporting Schools Coordinator below:

Rachel Uren  
0412 014 280

Jack Colmer
(08) 8363 1265
See website for more details

Constantina Ladas                    
(02) 8736 1264
Steve Ibbott
0418 104 457

Anne Chadwick
0429 504 542 

Katherine Walton                    
(03) 9794 0009
See website for more details

Patti McIntosh
(07) 3367 1991

David Riddell
(08) 9228 8522
See website for more details


For further assistance, please contact the National Sporting Schools Coordinator:

Volleyball Australia
(02) 6214 3566