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New VLY Staff

Volleyball Ireland is delighted to welcome on board the new Regional Development Officers. These strategic appointments will allow us to build more local programmes and support new local clubs within the regions. The ambitious recruitment also aligns to our goals of tripling growth participation within our 2023 Strategic Plan.


Let’s Meet The Team!

Arnolda Stankaitiene

Part Time South Regional Development Officer

As a Development officer for Volleyball Ireland, I am passionate about Volleyball and have a strong background in sports development. With over 10 years of experience in the field, I have successfully organized and implemented various programs to promote and growth of the sports.

My main goal as Development Officer is increase participation in volleyball across Southwest of Ireland. I believe in creating inclusive and welcoming environments where individuals of all ages and skill levels can enjoy the sport. Through my strong communication and organisational skills, I will work closely with clubs, schools, and communities to develop and deliver initiatives that encourage more people to get involved in Volleyball.

Overall, as Development Officer for Volleyball Ireland, I am dedicated to driving the sport forward, increasing participation, and creating a vibrant volleyball community in Southwest of Ireland.

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Joe Hyland

Part Time
Midlands Regional Development Officer
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I have participated in volleyball for roughly 35 years as a player, coach and development officer and currently as a youth coach in my local club in Naas.

I have a huge amount of enthusiasm and passion for the game (not to mention a wealth of experience and knowledge). 

Over the past 12 years I have been coaching groups of students, who begin their training aged 11/12 year old, with no experience or knowledge of the game and develop their basic skills and love of physical activity. A large percentage of these are still playing, having left school, and some of them have gone on to play on the National Team.

I think I have a natural ability to teach and combined with my love of the game I am looking forward to bringing Volleyball to a whole new group of potential players at any level and to improve the skills of anyone who is willing to progress.

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Lina Dzurnak

Part Time East Regional Development Officer
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Volleyball came into my life when I was 10 years old. The coach just walked into the classroom and said he was picking a team for volleyball practice.

This  was in Lithuania, and now I have been in Ireland for 17 years. I’m very close to the point where I’ll hang up my volleyball shoes and knee pads  and just never go back on the court, but for sure I won’t be giving up beach volleyball just yet.

I am most proud of the fact that my children were introduced to volleyball as soon as they were born and I believe that this is what motivated me to join VI team.

 Now the biggest goal is to have as many children in Ireland  falling in love with volleyball and just never stop playing it.