Women’s Super League Coach Announcement 2018

Northern Stars is proud to announce the coaching group for our Women’s Super League squad for the 2018 WAVL season. Mark Van Winsen continues as head coach of the womens program and also the Super League 1 women’s coach. Under Van Winsen in 2017 the team achieved many of its goals and looks set for a strong push to the finals in 2018. Van Winsen’s coaching and playing prowess needs no introduction and he will be a strong leader for a developing group of players. Ryan Penno has been selected as the Super League 2 coach for this season. 2017 was his first year as a coach and an exceptional one at that, taking out our 2017 coach of the year after doing a stellar job of guiding his SL3 women’s team into the finals. Lachlan Shakeshaft is the SL3 women’s coach for the 2018 season after coaching an open division team in 2017. Shakeshaft has an impressive resume, having coached at Perth Modern in Junior League, WAVL and school tournaments for several years. His eye for technique and analysis of the game will help push the SL3 players in their pursuit of another finals appearance

Northern Stars would like to thank all applicants for their expressions of interest and will soon be announcing our Super League Reserve and PVL coach appointments

2018 Commitee Announcement

Northern Stars Volleyball Club is proud to announce that at its recent AGM On January 7th, it has been able to confirm for 2018 a strong committee to help continue to drive the club forward. Many of our long standing committee members advised that they were stepping into different roles or leaving for new ventures and we thank them all for the time and wisdom which they have invested into the club. NSVC has been fortunate enough to have several new committee members come forward ensuring that the club will not miss a beat going forward into 2018.

President – Jason Galea
Vice President – Peter Woodthorpe
Secretary – Lachlan Shakeshaft
Treasurer – Sharon Parker
General Members – John Sewell, Josh Van Kampen, Amy Mcilroy, Taison Wilkie, Ryan Penno, Jac Garland, Karry Plummer, Kiera Mann-Piercy & Brett Parker

The club is very fortunate to have such a strong committee and to have such wide and varied talents of the general members. Because of this, our general members are able to work in the extra positions on the committee, such as development officer, uniform officer, coach coordinator, events coordinator, equipment etc. With all these positions filled, we look forward to the future with the club in good hands.

NSVC will be looking to announce its coaches for the 2018 season shortly as we count down the days heading into trials. Its nearly indoor volleyball season again!!!


2018 Registration Packs

With the 2018 season nearly upon us and trials just around the corner, you can now access your 2018 Northern Stars Registration Pack for 2018.

The following forms are included in the pack;

  • Membership Form
  • Fee Outline and Breakdown of Costs
  • Uniform & Merchandise Forms
  • Payment Form
  • Sponsorship Form
  • Team App Guide

For 2018 we have an Online Membership Form (see below) that you are able to fill out to save you the hassle of printing and emailing your registration form. You can also nominate which trials you will be attending and if you are unable to attend 2 or more trials, you can provide us with some information which will help us find the right team for you. If you complete your membership online, you are not required to fill out the Membership and Sponsorship forms in the Registration Pack as this information is collected through the online forms. If you do not fill out the online membership, all forms can be handed in at trials or scanned and sent to enquiries@northernstarsvolleyball.com

New for 2018, Team App is our preferred channel of team-based communication for and I would recommend reading the guide attached to the Registration Pack to get started.

Information can be found at these links;

Registration Pack

Junior (Under 18) Registration Form

Senior (Over 18) Registration Form

2018 Trials Announcement

Northern Stars Volleyball Club is very excited to announce some changes to our club system which we will be unveiling in readiness for the 2018 season. In previous years our team setup has been for players to be graded into their divisions and remained in these teams for the duration of the season. For 2018, we are transitioning to a squad setup, where the Super League 1, 2 & 3 teams will train together as a squad of 30 players. Team selection will occur each week and players can be moved around from team to team within the squad. This move to a more professional setup will give coaches the flexibility to manage game time and development based on performance and an individual player or teams’ needs. Early indications from our head coaches is that they feel this greater flexibility will see the development of junior players accelerate and the performance of senior players lift and provides a very exciting platform with which to launch our 2018 WAVL campaigns from

Northern Stars is very excited to take this step and as a result has elected to change the way trials and grading are performed to reflect the new squad setup. For 2018, we have set up two sets of trials; each set consists of 3 nights spread over 3 weeks:

  • The first 3 trial nights are the WAVL SL1 & SL2 Squad trials and will involve high performance evaluation. It is recommended for players who are involved in VWA state teams, have previously played in Super League 1, 2 or 3 or feel they can qualify for SL 1 or 2 to trial during these nights. 20 players will be selected from this set of trials to go into the SL Squad.
  • The second set of 3 trial nights are for players who may not have been selected at the initial trials and/or are looking to play in Super League 3, Super League Reserves, PVL or Junior League. 10 players from this set of trials will be selected for the Super League Squad and the remainder of players will be graded into the Reserves, PVL & Junior League teams as required.

Northern Stars is also very aware that many players have obligations with state beach trials / training. As such, NSVC has contacted VWA in regards to making these dates free for players to attend trials during the first week of grading on 7 or 8 February.

With the changes that have been made as well as wealth of coaching experience throughout the squads and teams, Northern Stars feel that we are well placed to see strong personal and team development of players throughout 2018.

For more information about trials nights, please see our Trial Advice form as well as trials and selection policies which are available at www.northernstarsvolleyball.com. For any further questions regarding trials or other topics please contact enquiries@northernstarsvolleyball.com.

Coach Expressions of Interest 2018

With the 2018 WAVL season coming up, its time for coaches to nominate for what team they would like to coach this season. NSVC intends to enter mens and womens teams into the following divisions depending on the number of players who attend trials

Super League 1, 2 & 3
Super League Reserves 1, 2 & 3

EOI’s close on Friday February 2nd 2018 and successful EOI’s will be contacted via email to advise. For more information on prospective training nights, coaching courses and coaching honorariums, please email enquiries@northernstarsvolleyball.com

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Northern Stars Volleyball Club will be holding our Annual General Meeting for 2018 on Sunday 7 January 2018 at Warwick Stadium Group Fitness Room (Cnr Warwick Road and Wanneroo Road, Warwick). The time of the meeting will be 4.00 pm.

Please see links to the following documents relating to this meeting

All club members are welcome to attend


NSVC vs Rossmoyne Home Round & Junior Volleyball

Northern Stars are proud to announce that it will be hosting a junior training clinic in conjunction with its next home round. Junior boys and girls up to the age of 18 of all skill levels can come down to have some fun and learn some skills before settling in for a night of exciting volleyball. First the men Super League Men do battle against Rossmoyne Volleyball Club, before its the womens turn in a game which will surely shape the finals race. Get down to Warwick Stadium, Home of the Northern Stars for 2 entertaining games on WAVL action!

For juniors attending the clinic the cost will be $5 and includes entry into the home round for the junior and parents. For spectators attending the home round, doors open at 5:00pm, with the Mens Super League game starting at 5:30pm. The Womens game is scheduled to start at 7:00pm (subject to the mens game finishing)

All juniors who are considering attending the training clinic, please email enquiries@nothernstarsvolleyball.com to register your expression of interest

There will be fundraisers,a licensed bar (Strictly no BYO) and Court 9 will be open for food.

Entry is $5 which include raffle tickets – more tickets can be purchased at the door!
Rossy Home Round

Updated Constitution (Rules of Association)

As presented at the 2017 AGM, the new Rules of Association (Constitution) for the club has now been approved by  The Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (formerly the Department of Commerce) under the Associations Incorporation Act 2015. Northern Stars Volleyball Club has uploaded a copy of its constitution which can be found here

Special thanks must go to Ian Ireland, who is a committee member and our clubs hard working governance officer for all the work he put in updating the rules of association for the club

2017 NSVC Quiz Night

Join us for a fun night and to help raise funds for Northern Stars Volleyball Club for the 2017 season. We have giveaways, silent auctions, prizes and fun for all!

Doors open at 6pm on Saturday 8th of April at Warwick Stadium
$100 per table (max of 10 per table).

Email events@northernstarsvolleyball.com to book your table!!!

For more information see the Facebook event here17192496_710903289080774_1341826329852973455_o

2017 Registration and Trials

Welcome to a new year of Indoor Volleyball. Please see below for links to our registration pack for 2017 and trials information for February. Trials will run for three weeks. Trials will be held at Prendiville College Gym in Ocean Reef and dates are as follows:

Women – Tuesday 7th, 14th & 21st February 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Men – Wednesday 8th, 15th & 22nd February 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Completed registration documents can be handed in at trials or scanned and emailed to enquiries@northernstarsvolleyball.com  Payments can be made by cheque or cash at trials or by direct deposit. (We are unable to process credit card payments).

Uniform fittings will be in week two and week three of trials.

You must have a current Volleyball WA Membership to play in the WA Volleyball League. Memberships are valid from 1st April until 31st March each year. Volleyball WA will be emailing out soon to advise when your membership for 2017 is available for purchase or renewal. You will need to purchase / renew your membership on-line through the Volleyball WA website

Registration Pack is here
Trials Information is here