Te Tauihu o Te-Waka-a-Māui


​​​​​​​Volleyball Tasman Incorporated - representing the top of the South Island.

Te Tauihu o Te-Waka-a-Māui (the prow of Māui’s Waka)

Welcome to the official website of Volleyball Tasman Incorporated (VTI), the thriving result of the formal amalgamation between Nelson Bays Volleyball and Tasman Volleyball in 2021-22.

As an esteemed affiliate of Volleyball New Zealand (VNZ), VTI proudly represents Member Organisations, Clubs, and Schools spanning the picturesque regions of Kaikoura, Marlborough, Nelson Bays, Motueka Golden Bay, Buller, and West Coast. This diverse and vibrant demographic encompasses 8 Member Organisations and Clubs, along with 14 esteemed Colleges.

Led by an exceptional interim Executive Committee, including President Jennifer Duff, Amanda Elworthy, Kylie Robertson, Neil Anderson, Gary Rowse, and Brendan Crichton, VTI is committed to fostering a united and inclusive volleyball community.

Our dedicated Service Contractors, namely Belinda Koloamatangi, Josh Ovsenek, and Gary Walker, ensure seamless administration, financial management, and game development. This strategic approach allows us to organize top-tier competitions, tournaments, and representation opportunities for players of all ages and skill levels.

VTI takes immense pride in providing and supporting quality local and regional competitions. From the renowned Tasman Senior College Championships and Tasman Junior College Championships (Y9-10) to the thrilling Tasman Div.2 College Championships, Tasman Inter-School Spiker (Y7-8) Championships, and the prestigious Roy Titheridge Invitation Tournament (Y9-10), our championship events leave lasting impressions.

In a recent addition to our repertoire, VTI has introduced Junior College and Senior College Beach Championship tournaments, bringing the excitement of beach volleyball to the forefront.

We believe in nurturing talent and providing a pathway to success through our robust development program. Our TE TOTARA Development Programmes are nothing short of a resounding success, with over 220 young participants aged 8-19 attending the January sessions and 80-120 engaging in the July and October programs.

For aspiring athletes seeking higher representation, VTI proudly selects teams for the Inter-provincial Championships, with a special focus on the U19 and U17 Age Group boys and girls.

VTI values its partnership with the local community and extends heartfelt gratitude to our funders and sponsors. Their generous support enables us to adapt to new challenges, develop active opportunities, and continually enrich our volleyball programs throughout the region.

From spirited local competitions in Marlborough, Kaikoura, Nelson, Motueka, Buller, Greymouth, and Hokitika, to engaging leagues and tournaments catering to young Kiwi Volley players, recreational enthusiasts, and competitive athletes alike, VTI ensures an exciting and inclusive experience for all.

Join us on this exhilarating journey as we continue to uplift and unite the volleyball community, inspire budding talents, and promote the joy of this beloved sport. Together, let's strengthen the spirit of sportsmanship, camaraderie, and excellence in Volleyball Tasman Incorporated.