About Grand Prix Volleyball

2017 is the inaugural season for Grand Prix Volleyball and Brisbane Bears will be entering 2 teams in this competition.

The Concept

The GPV format combines a weekend format with more games to optimise travel and time commitments for individuals and teams. In particular, VQ is keen to engage with regional clubs and associations where the challenges of travel have limited their participation in competitive volleyball. The same concept has been used with great success by the Federation of International Volleyball (FIVB) for the Women’s Grand Prix and the Men’s World League (which has recently switched to a Grand Prix format) to overcome similar challenges of time and distance.

The Format

The format in essence is quite simple - semi-regular rounds played over a weekend with each team playing multiple games per round. Each team nominates into the competition, to play in all rounds.

  • 3 Rounds in 2017, each spread four weeks apart
  • Each team plays 3-4 matches per round
  • All matches are Best-of-Five-Sets format with no time limit
  • All matches from all rounds go towards an aggregate points tally
  • Rounds to be played in various SEQ locations in 2017, subject to entries
  • There are no finals in GPV, which is intended to mirror the EPL format

The GPV season will finish prior to the State Championships (25-27 August 2017 at Coomera Indoor Sports Centre), which is Volleyball Queensland’s pinnacle event of the year. This makes GPV the ideal preparation for State Champs.

2017 Trials

The BVC Committee has decided to organise the Grand Prix Trials after the PVL trials to give players the opportunity to try out for both programs. GPV trials will be on 2 Thursday nights in The Gap SHS. Players are not required to attend both sessions, however we encourage everyone to do so.

All NEW players wanting to trial for the BVC Bears will need to register using the online registration form.

Trial Schedule

Date Competition Group Time Venue
Thurs 2nd March Senior Grand Prix Men + Women 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Gap
Thurs 9th March Senior Grand Prix Men + Women 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Gap

2017 Season

This is the first season of GPV and Brisbane Bears will be entering one women's and one men's team.

Training

Training for 2017 will be on Thursday nights in The Gap SHS. The training schedule is still being confirmed.

Detailed address information and directions on our training venues can be found here.

The Season

The 2017 GPV trainings will start in March after the trials and the season will start on Saturday 3rd of June. An overview of the GPV calendar can be viewed on the right.

Draws, Results and Ladders

Volleyball Queensland have their own website specifically for the GPV competition where you will find Draws, Results and Ladders throughout the season. You can find this information men's player rep or women's player rep if you have any questions about Trials or the Season.

GPV Calendar

Round Date Venue
1 10-11 June 2017 Toowoomba - Downlands College & Highfields Fitness & Recreation Centre
2 8-9 July 2017 Gold Coast - Sports & Leisure Centre, Carrara
3 29-30 July 2017 Sunshine Coast - USC Sports Centre, Sippy Downs
State Championships (optional) 25-27 August 2017 Coomera Indoor Sports Centre

GPV Coaches

Coaches for the 2017 GPV teams will be announced early March.



Club History

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