Last Saturday 10th October, the volleyball community of WA came together to celebrate the achievements of our athletes, clubs and association in 2020 and the 60th anniversary of the organization. In such an unprecedented year, it was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the sport.
As the doors opened to the Grand Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency hotel, guests were greeted with a 60’s theme display which set the scene for a birthday celebration like no other. The evening was officially opened by the MC Abid Imam and Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl, who gave a heartfelt speech to the crowd.
The awards began with Maksim Bacovic taking out the Male Beach Player of the Year and Shelby Maher receiving the Female Beach Player of the Year. We then acknowledged our Indoor Beach Champions teams and awarded Kable Monck and Jen Sadler with the 2019 AVL Most Valuable Player Steel Man and Woman respectively.
The Indoor Volleyball Awards were next, with an array of WAVL Division Most Valuable Players receiving awards, with the prestigious State League Indoor Players of the Year awarded to Kable Monck and Shelby Maher.
Volleyroo athlete Luke Perry gave some great insight into his training mindset and approach during the lockdown period whilst receiving the Indoor International Player of the Year award, which he shares with Jen Sadler.
Five dedicated volunteers received an Order of Merit during the evening; Hiedi Haake, Jenny Harris, Michelle Hilbrands, Sharon Parker and Wendy Tregenza, for their dedicated commitment to their clubs and the sport.
We also acknowledged the tremendous achievements of Paul Prindiville and David Hedge and welcomed them as they received their Volleyball WA Life Memberships. It was fantastic to hear some close personal insights of their time spent in the sport.
Some outstanding volunteers and individuals were recognized for their contribution to the organization; Young Leader of the year was awarded to Dylan Wood, Referee of the Year to Dani Francis and Coach of the Year to Mitchell Collins.
Finally, we celebrated club achievements with Reds Volleyball Club taking out the coveted Volleyball WA Club of the Year.
All award winners from the evening can be found below.
massive congratulations to all of our finalists and winners. What a wonderful
night it was and Volleyball WA would
like to thank all guests once again for attending the 2020 Volley Awards Night.
Junior Female Beach Player of the Year – Alexia Zammit & Cassie Dodd
Male Regional Beach Player of the Year – Chris Adams
Female Regional Beach Player of the Year – Asha Parsons
Male Beach Team of the Year – Dylan Phillips & Ryan Penno
Female Beach Team of the Year – Jana Orszaghova & Taleah Atthowe,
Male Beach Player of the Year – Maksim Bacovic
Female Beach Player of the Year – Shelby Maher
Indoor Beach Volleyball
Indoor Beach Super League Ladies One Winners – Osborne Park
Most Valuable Player – Liz Slepecki
Indoor Beach Super League Mens One Winners – Joondalup
Most Valuable Player – Mark van Winsen
Indoor Beach Super League Mixed One Winners – Canning Vale
2019 AVL Most Valuable Player Steel Men – Kable Monck
2019 AVL Most Valuable Player Steel Women – Jennifer Sadler
Indoor Junior Male Player of the Year – Korben Phillips & Joshua Howat
Indoor Junior Female Player of the Year – Caitlin Whincup
2020 WA Volleyball League Most Valuable Player Awards
Division 4 Male – Khye Gomez
Division 3 Female – Bronte Ceresa
Division 3 Male – Hoang Nguyen
Division 2 Female – Shelley Jones
Division 2 Male – Jedsen Monck
Division 1 Female – Christie Daniels
Division 1 Male – Dixter Timogtimog
State League Reserve Female – Jamie Ling,
State League Reserve Male – Damon Lewis
State League Female –, Shelby Maher
State League Male – Kable Monck
International Player of the Year – Beach – Cole Durant
International Player of the Year – Indoor – Jennifer Sadler & Luke Perry
Young Leader of the Year – Dylan Wood
Junior Coach of the Year – Jordan Fancote
Club/Community Coach of the Year – Joshua Court
Coach of the Year – Mitchell Collins
Junior Referee of the Year – William Dundas
Referee of the Year – Dani Francis
Discover Volleyball Ambassador – Rossmoyne Volleyball Club
Administrator of the Year – Meredith Wilmott & Cindy Lewis
Beach Volleyball Champion Club of the Year – The HUB
Indoor Beach Volleyball Club of the Year – Joondalup Indoor Beach Volleyball
Robyn Fittock Indoor Club of the Year – Reds Volleyball Club
John McKay Regional Club of the Year – Busselton Volleyball Association
Volleyball WA Club of the Year – Reds Volleyball Club
Order of Merit
Michelle Hilbrands – Balcatta Volleyball Club
Sharon Parker – Northern Stars Volleyball Club
Heidi Haake – Mandurah Volleyball Association
Wendy Tregenza – Mandurah Volleyball Association
Jen Harris – ECU Chequers Volleyball Club