Overview

Team profile

Australia

The Volleyroos side will continue their journey towards the Rio 2016 Olympic Games under Italian head coach Roberto Santilli, who replaced veteran Argentine coach Jon Uriarte in February 2015. At the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, the team were eighth, beting Spain in the process and winning a set against then world champions Italy. In Athens 2004, they dropped to equal-11th. In the last Olympic Cycle, Australia have shown steady improvement, appearing at the London 2012 Olympic Games, where they finished equal-ninth. The Australians will attempt to earn their fourth Olympics appearance, with only an almost completely different team that qualified four years ago, as only two of their starting seven players will take part in the World Olympic Qualification Tournament.
In the 2015 World League, they ended bottom of Group 1's Pool A, but did pick up wins against Italy and silver medallists Serbia, showing they are approaching the ability to match some of the world’s best teams. In the 2014 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. They represented Asia at the 2014 World Championship, finishing joint-15th after reaching the second round in Poland. At the continental level, the Australians seized the gold medal in 2007, on top of the two silver medals and bronze medal they earned in the Asian Championship. 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.




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.

  • Assistant coach Hardy Benjamin Kirk
  • Second Assistant Coach Ilott Daniel John
  • Doctor Howse Charles
  • Physiotherapist Austin Darren/Poetto Giorgio

Schedule

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Ranking

Rank 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
Poland
7 6 1 3 0 3 0 1 0 15 19 9 2.111 639 584 1.094
2
Iran
7 6 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 15 18 11 1.636 668 637 1.048
3
France
7 5 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 15 17 10 1.700 637 571 1.115
4
Canada
7 4 3 1 1 2 2 0 1 12 16 14 1.142 654 640 1.021
5
Australia
7 3 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 10 12 14 0.857 599 612 0.978
6
China
7 2 5 2 0 0 3 2 0 9 14 15 0.933 627 635 0.987
7
Japan
7 2 5 1 1 0 0 2 3 6 8 16 0.500 547 573 0.954
8
Venezuela
7 0 7 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 6 21 0.285 524 643 0.814

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