About Brisbane Bears
The Brisbane Bears are the competitive teams of Brisbane Volleyball Club who compete in State level competitions throughout the year. Our Premier Grade teams compete at the highest levels in Queensland, where players have the opportunity to then be selected for the Queensland Pirates representative teams to compete in the Australian Volleyball League. In addition to our Premier level teams, we have multiple divisions of teams in both genders, with over 100 players competing under the banner of the 'Bears'.
The Bears are amateur level teams, but compete in demanding competitions which require commitment from players to training and competition requirements. We have built a proud history of excellence and success over recent years, and we have a culture which feeds on the passion and competitive drive of our players. We are continually looking to grow our base of players and provide more competitive training and playing opportunities.
The Bears cater for teams in the following age groups:
- Seniors (all ages)
- Masters (30+)
- Under 19
- Under 17
- Under 15
For information about the competitions the Bears compete in, please scroll down to the Competition Overview below.
The trials schedules are below, please make sure you read the details very carefully and confirm the Date, Teams, Times and Venues. Players do not have to attend all trials, though they are encouraged to do so to give themselves the best chance at selection.
All NEW players wanting to trial for the BVC Bears will need to complete a Trial Registration using the BVC App.
Senior Grand Prix
The training schedule is still being confirmed, but all teams will train in one of the following sessions:
Tuesday Evenings at Clayfield, or
Thursday Evenings at The Gap
All players need to register prior to attending a trial session. To complete a Trial Registration, goto the BVC App and choose the 'Registrations' page from the menu. New players can Sign Up for an account if required.
Please don't hesitate to contact our Player Reps if you have any questions about Trials or the Season. Just email the men's player rep for information about the men's teams trials or the women's player rep for women's teams.
Below is the schedule of Competitions that the BVC Bears enter with an overview for each.
Premier Volleyball League
PVL is the highest level of weekly competitive volleyball in Queensland, with 3 senior divisions on offer for both Men and Women played from April to August each year.
Grand Prix Volleyball
Grand Prix Volleyball is a new competition run by Volleyball Queensland and is played on 3 weekends over 3 months with multiple games each weekend for Mens and Womens divisions. Ideal for those who are time poor and cannot commit to every Sunday!
Junior Premier Volleyball League is a competitive club league for U18 and U16 divisions for both Boys and Girls, played from May to August each year with two matches played each Sunday.
Pan Pacific Masters Games
Pan Pacific Masters Games are played every two (2) years on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Teams are entered in different age divisions, with the minimum age for this competition is 25 yrs for women and 30 yrs for men.
The State Championships are the pinnacle event for competitive club volleyball in Queensland and is played at the end of the season in August. It is a showcase event for the best teams from PVL and GPV competitions.
The BVC Committee is always looking for coaches to join our program.
Interested coaches should send us an email to email@example.com.
Premiership Winning Teams
2016 - Overall Club Champions
2016 - Division 1 Men
2016 - Division 2 Women
2015 - Overall Club Champions
2015 - Premier Men - UNDEFEATED
2015 - Premier Women
2015 - Division 1 Men
2014 - Overall Club Champions
2014 - Premier Men
2014 - Junior Men
2013 - Reserve Grade Men
2012 - A Grade Men
2012 - Reserve Grade Men - UNDEFEATED
2009 - Overall Club Champions
2009 - A Grade Men
2009 - Reserve Grade Men
2008 - A Grade Women
2008 - A Grade Men
2008 - Reserve Grade Women