WA Steel Forge Together in the AVL Finals


It appears that our WA athletes have lost none of their shine during the break between National Championships, as WA was the only state to walk away with two Australian Volleyball League medals on the first weekend in December.

The path to victory was not an easy one, though. The Women’s team had to overcome the Adelaide Storm before getting their chance to compete in the Grand Final against the Queensland Pirates. After five long sets in the Gold Medal match, the WA Steel Women’s Team just fell short and took home the Silver medal.

The Men’s Team was unfortunately defeated by the Adelaide Storm in their Semi Final, but in a face-off for Bronze the boys took it to the Queensland Pirates to return with a Bronze medal in hand.

Results of this nature do not come without hard work and leadership by each and every athlete. Volleyball WA would like to acknowledge the Team Leadership athletes, Tessa Browne, Elysse Hislop, Shelby Maher (Captain), Kable Monck (Captain), Daniel Piggott, Jackie Tamburri, Dylan Wood, Denae Walters and Victoria Wells. Their individual leadership both on and off the court has been integral in the success of the teams.

Our teams were supported by a terrific group of coaches including Ben Gray, Pauline Manser, Desiree Tan, Rachel Trent, Laurel Wentworth and Dylan Wood and the Team Manager, Carly Walters.  Volleyball WA sincerely appreciate their significant and dedicated volunteer commitment to the teams and to Volleyball WA.

Volleyball Australia are working to build on the success of this year’s competition. The Australian Volleyball League will look a little different next year and we encourage our community to get behind our teams in 2023.