Annual Awards

Each year Volleyball Queensland celebrates its success and continued growth with the affiliates and members of the volleyball community at the annual awards evening.










For further information, please contact our Communications Officer.

Lifetime Awards

Once a year Volleyball Queensland recognises individuals in the community with Life Membership and Distinguished Service Awards. Nominations can be made at any point throughout the year and are voted on at the Annual General Meeting. Please complete the appropriate form below:

Life Members
Kent Adams
Vicky Andrews
Russell Borgeaud
Roy Bruynius
John Byrnes
Richard Clews
Shane Clouston
Kevin Dobson
Greg Gall
Brian Geck
Boris Georgieff
Gary Gilchrist
David Kelly
Jim Lester
Barry Malezar
Peter Marr
Beth Medlin
Peter Morrison
Randel Robertson
Sue Robertson
Terry Rudder
Ross Symonds
Brenden Turner
Brian van der Weide
Bernice Wilkins (nee Clews)
Darren Wilson
Tim Wilson

Distinguished Service
Kent Adams
Robert Bischoff
Alistair Brown
Hans Brantz
Roy Bruynius
Steven Burton
John Byrnes
Linda Chang
Loraine Clews
Shane Clouston
Bob Coupland
Pamela Dobson
Kevin Dobson
Alan Duff
Vanessa Exintaris
Greg Gall
Boris Georgieff
Gary Gilchrist
Chris Hannam
Peter Hastie
Chris Hillman
Di Hind
Kevin Howard
Annette Huygens-Tholen
Scott Humberstone
Richard James
Valdis Jansons
Greg Johnson
Dave Kelly
Jim Lester
Penni Lewer
Craig Marshall
Wendy Mills
Ros Moran
Peter Morrison
Cheryl Norman
Mark Norman
Mark Pythian
Anne Marie Riordan
Randel Robertson
Margaret Simpson
Bryce Trevilyan
Brenden Turner
Bernice Wilkins (nee Clews)
Darren Wilson

QBVT Hall of Fame

Natalie Cook
Anita Doblo
Matt Grinlaubs
Anita Palm
Glen Robertson
Grant Robertson

Nicole Sanderson
Janet Schloss
Josh Slack
Ross Symonds
Debbie Turner (nee Marr)
Brenden Turner

Volleyball Queensland’s Golden Jubilee

Volleyball was first played in Queensland at Dutton Park State High School in 1969 the same year that QVA Inc. was officially established on the 14 July. Since then, volleyball and beach volleyball has shown wonderful growth in Queensland and 2019 marked Volleyball QLD’s 50th year.

Celebrating this milestone, Volleyball QLD hosted a Golden Jubilee at a gala dinner that reunited the volleyball community and honoured players from each decade, the team of the half century, and our coaches and referees. We also celebrated the growth of beach volleyball in QLD over the past 32 years since 1987.

Indoor Players of the Decades
1969-1979 Janelle Wasley Roy Bruynius
1980-1989 Anne-Marie Riordan Steve Lugge
1990-1999 Angela Clarke Scott Newcomb
2000-2009 Majella Brown Shane Van Beest
2010-2019 Rachel Rourke Tom Edgar
Beach Players of the Decades
1987-1999 Anita Palm Lee Zahner
2000-2009 Natalie Cook Josh Slack
2010-2019 Taliqua Clancy Isaac Kapa
Womens Indoor Team of the Half Century
Passer/Hitter Majella Brown Linda Dempsey Janelle Wasley
Setter Kerry Mitchell Denise Evans Sharon Browning
Middle Katarina Osadchuk Anne-Marie Riordan Adrienne White
Libero/Defender Liz Brett
Opposite/Universal Angela Clarke Rachel Rourke
Coach Amanda Fielding
Assistant Coach Vanessa Exintaris
Referee Chris Kelly
Mens Indoor Team of the Half Century
Passer/Hitter Roy Bruynius Russell Borgeaud Zane Christensen Wayne McNamara
Setter Bruce Bourner Scott Newcomb
Middle John Newcomb Travis Passier
Libero/Defender Darren Donaldson
Opposite/Universal Tom Edgar Steve Lugge Shane Van Beest
Coach Russell Borgeaud
Assistant Coach Randel Robertson
Referee John Byrnes
Womens Beach Team of the 33 Years
Athletes Natalie Cook Taliqua Clancy
Coach Lauren McLeod
Referee Linda Chang
Mens Beach Team of the 33 Years
Athletes Lee Zahner Josh Slack
Coach Craig Marshall
Referee Damien Searle
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