FVA is the first body responsible for footvolley in Australia. Working closely with the community, FVA aims to develop footvolley as a major world media and entertainment sport throughout Australia, plan and organise competitions, marketing and development activities. FVA along with international associations works to promote the growth of the game in order to bring the footvolley to Olympic level.
Footvolley Australia (FVA) is a not for profit Sporting Organisation formed to establish, guide and promote footvolley in Australia.
FVA is committed to supporting development and growth of the practice of footvolley – an innovative physical and recreational activity – to promote physical and mental health, well-being and social interaction in a safe environment.
Our team has been working in the implementation of a Footvolley Development Program, which tackles the development of the sport in the local community to communities across the state. As part of our Development Program, we are focused on offering to the community footvolley training sessions, workshops and tournaments. In partnership with local entities, businesses, schools, clubs and other sport associations, FVA’s final goal is to prepare professional athletes to represent Australia internationally.
Footvolley Australia came to officialise footvolley by registering new members, organising coaching to men, women and children, and implementing tournaments. FVA aims to train and prepare players to represent Australia at international events including the Footvolley World Cup.
Footvolley Australia expects the sport to gain ground across Australia and become an active participant within the Australian sports community.
Footvolley Australia (FVA) started when a group of football players began playing footvolley on the Sydney northern beaches. In the summer of 2007/2008 they began playing the game over the weekends at Long Reef beach. The sport famously played at Brazilian beaches rapidly gained popularity among the football players community and spread to other beaches in Sydney.
As volleyball nets had begun populating the sands of Manly beach, the group encountered an opportunity to showcase this exciting new sport, watched with curiosity by the fellow volleyball players as no hands were used to play the game.
Footvolley has grown in numbers of players the year after. Players came from a range of skills – former football (soccer) players, footvolley players from entry to more-experienced levels and football players who wished to improve their techniques.
Packed with acrobatics from the more-experienced players, footvolley games have been drawing big round of applause from the audience, with a crowd of many locals and several tourists stopping by to watch. More players have joined us by the spread of word among friends or just by watching us head, chest shoulder and volley the ball over the net. Numerous football players and enthusiasts have also been asking to have a go on the tricks and learn the new skills.
Learning the fact that footvolley began gaining popularity and the number of players interested in footvolley increased, Footvolley Australia (FVA) was created in 2012 as the official organisation for the sport in Australia.
Our mission is to support the development and growth of the practice of footvolley through innovative thinking to develop performance of Australian athlete.
Footvolley Australia is committed to working in partnership with local and international businesses, organisations, the Australian Government and the community for the growth of footvolley in a healthy, fun environment.
- To increase the participation levels of footvolley throughout NSW and Australia to levels comparable with Australia’s traditional sports;
- To offer professional and high quality Play Footvolley opportunities for all ages and levels;
- To provide social, professional and high quality competition opportunities;
- To develop athletes to represent Australian Footvolley to levels comparable with international teams;
- To establish Australian Footvolley in schools as a recreational activity, and in clubs as part of football training session, providing the necessary coaching resources;
- To implement a Development Program that embraces every member of the community;
- To make footvolley better accessible to the general public by creating facilities to increase the number of learning and competition opportunities available.