Meet our new Alcohol, Think Again Volleyball WA Ambassadors


Volleyball WA and Healthway are pleased to announce the appointment of four young, inspirational players and future leaders in our sport as our Ambassadors for 2022/23.

“Healthway is proud to support Volleyball WA and its Alcohol. Think Again Ambassadors to encourage behaviour change, leading to good health through education and skill development,” said Healthway Lotterywest Chief Executive Officer Ralph Addis.

“Using inspirational players and future sports leaders as spokespeople make ideal role models to further promote the health message and create a positive outlook on healthy living.”

“Volleyball WA is leading the way in promoting a healthy lifestyle through volleyball. These young players are a big part of the volleyball community and represent the values of inclusivity, accessibility, health and wellbeing, community, and respect which makes them a great choice,” said Robyn Kuhl, CEO Volleyball WA

It is with great pleasure that we introduce our Ambassadors, Tessa Browne, Jessica Grigio, Michelle Hedge, and Jordan Fancote. Each of them has experienced a unique journey in the sport, one which they are still enjoying as they set new goals of future success, and all are paving the way for the next generation.

Tessa Browne

Tessa is a familiar face on the WA beaches competing in the Alcohol. Think Again Beach Tour and during winter you will see her playing for the Balcatta Cats in the WA Volleyball League who just so happened to finish top of the leaderboard. She has recently returned from playing professionally in Sweden and representing Australia overseas as part of the Women’s Volleyroos, both wonderful experiences she hopes to have more of in the future.




Jessica (Jess) Grigio

Jess is heavily involved on both sides of the court, as a player in the Mandurah Volleyball Associations’ (MVA) first Women’s Team in the WA Volleyball League, she also coaches kids and junior volley and is the youngest Development Officer ever appointed to the MVA Committee.  She has recently started playing beach volleyball to compliment her indoor game, is preparing to launch the Peel Youth Group and aspires to increase the volleyball community in the Peel region and improve the coaching available in Mandurah primary schools.


Michelle Hedge                               

Michelle’s love for the game was inspired by her father and is one she also shares with her brother. While she is a hard-court specialist now, she has also tried the sand game representing the state in the U15’s at the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships and playing in the WA Open in 2017. Michelle plays and coaches for Southern Cross Volleyball Club and has represented her club in the WA Volleyball League since 2013. She won the VWA Junior Coach of the Year Award in 2021 and is focused on building the skills of the club’s junior league players and progress to a coaching role with our State Teams.





Jordan Fancote

Jordan is an all-rounder playing both beach and indoor volleyball. He recently represented the state as part of the U23’s Men’s Team competing at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in July and will pull on the black and yellow to present the State as part of the Men’s WA Steel Team competing in the Australian Volleyball League national competition. Last year he played in the WA Volleyball League Grand Final for the Reds Volleyball Club and has become increasingly more involved in the club’s administration. In 2021/22 he joined the Reds Junior Volleyball Club Committee as Vice-President and is actively involved in the development of their junior members.


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