Asian Senior Championships

Australia hosted the first ever Asian Senior Volleyball Championships as a joint tournament for men and women, with games being played regionally in Victoria, before the final matches in Melbourne.

Both the Australian men’s and women’s teams have competed in every tournament since then, and Australia has hosted one more tournament in Perth, the 1991 Asian Senior Men’s Volleyball Championships.

The Men have won 5 medals in all, their first a Bronze in 1997, followed by two Silver medals in 1999 and 2001. In 2007 the team won their first Gold and Asian Championship title. And in 2019 won their third Silver medal.

The Women’s best result, having not won a medal at this tournament, are two 4th places in 1975 and 1979.

1975 – Melbourne, Australia

1979 Men – Manama, Bahrain
1979 Women – Hong Kong, China

1983 Men – Tokoyo, Japan
1983 Women – Fukuoka, Japan

1987 Men – Kuwait, Saudi Arabia
1987 Women – Shanghai, China

1989 Men – Seoul, Korea
1989 Women – Hong Kong, China

1991 Men – Perth, Australia
1991 Women – Bangkok, Thailand

1993 Men – Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand
1993 Women – Shanghai, China

1995 Men – Seoul, Korea
1995 Women – Chiang Mai, Thailand

1997 Men – Doha, Qatar
1997 Women – Manila, Phillipines

1999 Men – Tehran, Iran
1999 Women – Hong Kong, China

2001 Men – Chonwon, Korea
2001 Women – Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

2003 Men – Tianjin, China
2003 Women – Sisaket, Thailand

2005 Men – Suphanburi, Thailand
2005 Women – Taican, China

2007 Men – Jakarta, Indonesia
2007 Women – Suphanburi City, Thailand

2009 Men – Manila, Philippines
2009 Women – Hanoi, Vietnam

2011 Men – Tehran, Iran
2011 Women – Taipei City, Chinese Taipei

2013 Men – Dubai, UAE
2013 Women – Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand

2015 Men – Tehran, Iran
2015 Women – Tianjin, China

2017 Men – Gresik, Indonesia
2017 Women – Biñan, Phillipines

2019 Men – Tehran, Iran
2019 Women – Seoul, Korea

One thought on “Asian Senior Championships

  1. 99 Asians
    final position 2nd (qualified for World Cup, first ever victory over Japan)

    Ben Hardy (c)
    Dan Howard
    Spiro Marazios
    Ben Loft
    Shane Van Beest
    Scott Newcomb
    David Beard (Lib)
    David Waite
    Troy Goodman
    Nick Mortimer
    Nathan Jakavicius
    Russell Wentworth

    Coach – Stelio DeRocco
    Asst Coach – Mark Lebedew
    PA Coach – Dan Ilott
    Manager – Andrew Strugnell

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