About Grand Prix Volleyball

After the inaugural season in 2017, Grand Prix Volleyball is still a relatively new competition as run by Volleyball Queensland and the Brisbane Bears are proud to continue to support this initiative for the growth of competitive volleyball.

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 weekend Rounds, each about a month 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 locations, subject to entries
  • There are no finals, winner determined by final ladder positions

The GPV season will finish prior to the State Championships, which is Volleyball Queensland’s pinnacle event of the year. This makes GPV the ideal preparation for State Champs.

2018 Trials

Trials for the Grand Prix teams are held across multiple sessions to allow players the best chance to improve and perform as well as giving the coaches the best opportunity to see everyone.

All 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 5th April Senior Grand Prix Men + Women 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Gap
Thurs 12th April Senior Grand Prix Men + Women 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Gap
Thurs 19th April Senior Grand Prix Men + Women 7:00pm - 9:00pm The Gap

2018 Season

The BVC Bears will enter a Male and Female team in each division of GPV.


Training is on Thursday nights in The Gap SHS, which will commence immediately after trials.

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 here.

More information

Please don't hesitate to contact our men's player rep or women's player rep if you have any questions about Trials or the Season.

GPV Calendar

Round Date Venue
Flaming Chalice (warm-up tournament) 5-7 May 2018 BRISBANE (various)
Round 1 9-10 June 2018 TOOWOOMBA Downlands College
Round 2 30 June - 1 July 2018 GOLD COAST Sports & Leisure Centre, Carrara
Round 3 28-29 July 2018 SUNSHINE COAST Sunshine Coast Grammar School
STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 25-26 August 2018 GOLD COAST Carrara Stadium
Awards Night 1 Sept 2018 BRISBANE (tbc)

GPV Coaches

We are always looking for excellent Coaches to join the program, if you are interested, get in touch via enquiries@brisbanevolleyball.org.au

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