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****** Junior Beach Volleyball Development Program ******
Dear Parents & Athletes,
The 2018 Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships (AJBVC) are being held in Perth from 26th to 29th April 2018. Volleyball Northern Territory (VNT) is seeking applications from Athletes seeking to participate in this tournament.
The AJBVC is the highest level Junior Tournament for Beach Volleyball in Australia. It is an opportunity for Northern Territory Athletes to gain experience in a high level competition at their own age group and see first-hand the level of ability in other States and Territories. VNT has sent teams to the AJBVC over the last 4 years and have seen clear development and improvement in Athletes who have attended. The Northern Territory is able to nominate two teams in each Girls and Boys age group.
The age groups of the 2018 AJBVC are U15 Boys and Girls who will play a 3 a side competition, U17 Boys and Girls pairs competition and U19 Boys and Girls pairs competition. The age eligibility requirements are as follows:
U15 – Athletes cannot turn 15 during 2018
U17 – Athletes cannot turn 17 during 2018
U19 – Athletes cannot turn 19 during 2018
As this Tournament is interstate, teams will be required to make travel and accommodation arrangements and be able to meet these costs. VNT will provide an approved playing uniform for teams to wear during the Tournament.
If you wish to be considered for this competition, you will need to join the Volleyball Northern Territory Junior Beach Volleyball Development Program and attend the sign on day.
Jr Boys sign on day is January 13th from 2pm to 4pm at Darwin Indoor Beach Volleyball
Jr Girls sign on day is January 21st from 5pm to 7pm at Darwin Indoor Beach Volleyball
Initial Program Registration cost of $30 per Athlete is payable upon registration.
Please note also that as this is a Junior Competition, we require parental or guardian consent to participate.
A consent form will be available at the sign up day for your parent or guardian to fill out when you arrive.
All sections of the parental consent form must be completed in legible writing, in particular contact numbers or email addresses and it MUST be signed by your parent or guardian. Nominations with incomplete parental consent forms will not be considered.
Depending on the number of teams selected, VNT may send a delegation manager to the AJBVC to assist teams throughout the duration of the Tournament and monitor the wellbeing of athletes. Teams will receive coaching assistance at the AJBVC from the appointed VNT Beach Volleyball Coach.
Teams will be selected according to the VNT Beach Volleyball Selection Criteria.

The VNT Committee