Perth Steel 2024 Player EOI Process

After a successful, gold medal season for both the Men and Women in 2023, the Perth Steel are back and ready to roll into preparations for the 2024 Australian Volleyball Super League.

The 2024 season dates have been confirmed, with Round One commencing on the 31st of August and Finals scheduled for the 12th – 13th of October. The Super League will follow the same exciting and fast-paced format as 2023, with SBS on board again for broadcasting.

VWA are excited to have the following Coaching & Support Staff confirmed for 2024:

Perth Steel Men

  • Head Coach – Rory Read
  • Assistant Coach – Jayson Fox
  • Assistant Coach (Non-Travelling) – Nick Bew

Perth Steel Women

  • Head Coach – Pauline Manser
  • Assistant Coach – Laurel Wentworth
  • Assistant Coach (Non-Travelling) – Carly Walters
  • Mentee Coach – Tim Everett

Perth Steel Team Manager – Rachel Trent

The Perth Steel are Western Australia’s premier indoor volleyball teams made up of the best available athletes in the state, and as such selection into the program is extremely competitive and performance based. This year, VWA is introducing a new process for players to express interest in the program.

Open to 2024 WAVL State League and State League Reserves players, WA athletes currently competing overseas in College/Professional Leagues, or WA athletes interstate in a Volleyroo/Australian Volleyball Academy Program or State League equivalent, all athletes who wish to trial for the team this year must submit an expression of interest prior to the closing date.

Athletes who were not a part of the Squad in 2023 are encouraged to speak with their State League or State League Reserves Club Coach prior to submitting an expression of interest to receive an endorsement.

Once expressions of interest close, the Perth Steel Head Coaches will be communicating directly with your Club Team Coaches (and/or U19 & U23 Junior State Team Coaches) and attending the relevant WAVL games at the start of the season to collaboratively identify athletes to be invited to Steel Squad Sessions. Expectations are that Steel athletes are competing in State League, with potential opportunity for developing Youth (U18) and Junior (U23) athletes who may be competing in State League Reserves.

Training will be commencing in April on Wednesday evenings (start date TBC) and Saturday mornings from 6th April during the WAVL State League season, and then moving to Tuesday & Thursday evening sessions after the conclusion of the WAVL State League season on 27th July.


Expression of Interest Details

EOI Link – 

EOI Closing Date – Sunday 24th March at 9:00pm AWST

Please email the Pathways Manager, Jackie Tamburri at [email protected] if you have any questions regarding this EOI.