About us

History

In 2005 Volleyball reincorporated as the Volleyball Otago Association (VO). Since VO has been at the forefront of promoting, educating and ensuring the quality of the sport of volleyball in Otago. As the official governing body for volleyball in the region, we are involved in every facet of the sport by offering programs at all levels for both indoor and beach volleyball. Over the years the game and sporting world has evolved and so too have the programs and services we offer, strongly reflecting our belief in “Volleyball for Life.”

Today more than ever, volleyball is truly a sport available to all Otago-nites. From introducing children to volleyball through our Schools program to our high performance athletes through our Representative teams; to developing coaches and officials; from competitions to educating the community in positive interactions; VO is committed to promoting and growing the sport throughout Otago.

VO programs and events are funded and supported by the our membership and user fees, local funders, and fund raising activities.

VO is affiliated to our national body – Volleyball New Zealand

Our Mission

The VO is an athlete-centered association where dedicated volunteers provide leadership in the growth and development of volleyball for all in our community.

In 2019 we refocused as an organisation and combined all our ideas, opinions and goals as individuals into this common mission –

“To Nurture a Diverse and Sustainable Volleyball Community – Our Community”

Our Vision

VO is a leading sport organisation that infuses the positives values and lessons through sport .

Our Organizational Values 

ACCOUNTABLE: by acting in a fiscally responsible and transparent manner with VO funds, governance and operations promoting practices that contribute to safe sporting environments.

EXCELLENCE: by designing and delivering the best possible programs and services for all VO stakeholders.

COLLABORATIVE: by respectfully working in partnership with key stakeholders locally, provincially and nationally including government, funding partners, clubs, national organizations, para organizations, volunteers, athletes, families, coaches, administrators, officials, service providers, sponsors through ongoing feedback and input from stakeholders.

INTENTIONAL: by developing programs that are based on clear strategic objectives in order to achieve high quality meaningful and relevant desired outcomes.

SUSTAINABLE: by building organisational capacity, partnerships, innovative funding, sharing and economizing of resources to achieve the strategic objectives and sport mandate.

INTEGRITY & RESPECT: by interacting with all our stakeholders by fostering trust in all our relationships as consistently demonstrated by our actions and promoting inclusivity for all Ontarians in fair manner.

Who’s Who

Volleyball Otago Assn – Executive Positions

Lloyd Maole – Chairperson – chair@volleyballotago.nz

Rennae Flockton – Secretary

Terry Brewerton – Treasurer

General Volleyball Otago Assn Committee Members

  • Andy Campbell – Kings High School Coach and NZ Junior Men’s Coach
  • Pete Sefo – Kavanagh College Coach
  • Yuki Wanatabe – John McGlashan College Coach
  • Taine Grimsey – Otago Boys High School Coach and Otago Un16 Boys Coach
  • Marlene Galbraith – Scorpian Volleyball Club President
  • Kerry Fraser – Kavanagh College Volleyball Director
  • Mike Cop – VNZ Referee Development Manager and Otago Men’s Coach

The Committee are a team of volunteers who are and have committed their own time and energy to ensuring the game we love has a home in Otago. We take our responsibility of being the current caretakers of volleyball in Otago and always have a focus on leaving the game in a better place. Just like any other volunteer powered organisation – there are always an endless list of tasks and no time to do things.

We appreciate the support from our volleyball community and do this to give back to a sport that has individually benefited all of our lives.

Other Important roles:

Special thanks to Aleksandr Gordeev our website developer who has become an important part of the team.