Our main purpose is to provide ADFA staff and students the opportunity to play and train in the sport of volleyball. Currently only indoor volleyball is played at the Academy, however, beach volleyball will soon be played during the warmer Canberra months. The club permits other Australian Defence Force and some civilian players to train and play under the ADFA banner. All Defence members and Defence civilians play for ADFA at limited cost to the individual and special arrangements are made with civilian players with respect to paying fees and registrations.
The ADFA Volleyball Club (VC) competes in the Volleyball ACT (VACT) competitions at all levels from State League, through Open League and Recreational League. ADFA players often find themselves on the opposite side of the net to AIS teams in the State Leagues, but can also enjoy relaxed games in the Recreational League.
Due to the high level of competition, the ADFA players maintain a high level of training and skill. This puts them in good contention for selection into representative teams. ADFA VC members have been selected in both Defence and civilian teams in the past year. ACT combined Services teams are often made up of predominately ADFA players.
Some of the recent representative teams that ADFA players have made include:
The ADFAVC works very closely with VACT to provide opportunities for coaching courses, refereeing courses and medical courses to the ADFA players. As one of the 5 major clubs in VACT the ADFAVC plays a major role in maintaining the sport of volleyball in the Canberra region.