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Women's Volleyball

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CANADA WEST REGION: 11 - 16 February 2024, Winnipeg
ONTARIO REGION: February 2024, Kingston
QUEBEC REGION: 4 - 8 December 2023, Montreal



22 - 26 April 2023, Borden



26 May-1 June USAV Open National Championship, Dallas USA


  • Major-General J.R. Speiser-Blanchet

    Major-General J.R. Speiser-Blanchet

    PATRON View Bio
    Major-General J.R. Speiser-Blanchet
    2023 - present

    Major-General J.R. Speiser-Blanchet


    “I feel very fortunate to be a CAF Volleyball Patron with CWO Dunfield (Co-Patron) and am excited about how we can contribute to the CAF Sports Strategy. I have participated in several CAF sports teams throughout my career and truly believe in what sports can do for CAF members and their well-being. Though it is not always easy to manage with career and family, the opportunities I had to play volleyball for RMC and on many base/wing teams allowed me to meet and learn from amazing people who were also going through similar challenges. Whether we won or lost, we supported each other through it all and built confidence to believe in ourselves no matter what. The connections transcend rank and position when you are on the volleyball court, ice rink, ball diamond or other sports field, and we all learn from each other as teammates. I hope to build on the positive energy and experiences I have had as I support the CAF Volleyball program and what it brings to our members.”

    2011 - 2023 Lieutenant-General F.H. Allen
    2008 - 2010 Brigadier-General J.C. Collins
    2000 - Unknown Brigadier-General D.L. Lucas
    1998 - Unknown Major-General L.C. Campbell 
  • Chief Warrant Officer J.S. Dunfield

    Chief Warrant Officer J.S. Dunfield

    CO-PATRON View Bio
    Chief Warrant Officer J.S. Dunfield
    2023 - Present

    Chief Warrant Officer J.S. Dunfield

    CWO Jason Dunfield grew up in a military family and used team sports to become part of the local communities as a youth. After a family posting to Halifax in Grade 10, he abandoned all other sports for a focus on Volleyball (the best one), subsequently winning a Nova Scotia Volleyball Provincial Championship with Sackville High School. CWO Dunfield would go on to play club volleyball with the Halifax Lakers and the Nova Scotia Provincial Team, eventually being recruited to play for Dalhousie University, winning a silver medal at the CIAU Championships in 1997.  

    CWO Dunfield joined the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) in 1998 and quickly learned of the CISM Volleyball program. He remembers that first CISM Training Camp in 2000 being physically the hardest thing he had ever done. He has played volleyball for most of his career, attending several Regional and National Championships, wining National Gold and Silver with 17 Wing Winnipeg and CFB Halifax. CWO Dunfield is a firm believer in the benefits of The CAF Sports Program, and the Comradery, Teamwork and Esprit de Corps it builds with members of all ranks. Sports has certainly help grow him as a CAF member and a leader. 

    CWO Dunfield has had the honour of multiple postings across the country, and working within 17 Wing Winnipeg, 12 Wing Shearwater, CANSOFCOM in Petawawa, Director of Military Careers in the National Capital Region, the RCAF Academy at 16 Wing Borden, the Air Task Force in Operation Impact Kuwait and his current role as the Squadron CWO at 423 Maritime Helicopter Squadron, Shearwater. During this time, he’s competed at CISM World Volleyball Championships in Viterbo (Italy), Kingston (Ontario), Constanta (Romania), Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), a Regional Tournament in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and the 5th Military World Games in Rio De Janeiro (Brazil), hanging up his CISM Volleyball shoes in 2013. CWO Dunfield would continue to practice with base volleyball teams as his schedule would allow. 

    Today he enjoys coaching youth volleyball at all age groups and has coached multiple Special Olympics Sports since 2013. He enjoys hiking, adventure travel, lifting weights, and time with his two sons. In 2023, CWO Dunfield is privileged to be selected as the CO-Patron for the Men’s/Women’s CAF Volleyball. He endeavors to champion, promote, and develop the CAF Sports Program.
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  • Warrant Officer I.A. Karin

    Warrant Officer I.A. Karin

    Warrant Officer I.A. Karin
    2021 - present

    Warrant Officer I.A. Karin

    For over two decades WO Karin’s incredible passion for his sport has made him a key member of the CAF Volleyball program. In 2018 his accomplishments were recognized and he was inducted into the CAF Honour Roll. He has represented Canada and the CAF at three CISM World Military Games, an impressive seven CISM World Volleyball Championships and brought home gold and silver from CISM regional competitions. He has competed at 11 CAF National Volleyball Championships, collecting a total of eight gold and two silver medals in addition to being an eight-time all-star and three-time tournament MVP.

    With a continuing love for his sport and looking to contribute in another way, WO Karin began refereeing. As a qualified official, he has represented the CAF at four Canadian national tournaments as a referee and was a line judge at three international competitions, including twice at the Pan Am Cup.  Throughout the pandemic he continues to participate in professional development opportunities ensuing to stay up to date with changes and procedures while working closely with the Regional Referee Chair. 
    2018 - 2020 Captain S.G. Stuart
    2011 - 2017 Mr. J. Plante
    2007 - 2010 Master Warrant Officer T. MacDonald                                                         
    Unknown - 2006 Master Corporal M. Gough
  • Ms. J. Christian

    Ms. J. Christian

    Ms. J. Christian

    Ms. J. Christian

    Joely Christian has been the Head Coach at the university sport level for over a decade. Her volleyball journey started as a young athlete playing for the Scarborough Titans. She was then selected to Team Ontario where she earned a silver medal at the Canada Games and continued her success by becoming the starting setter for the Canadian Junior National team at the NORCECA Championships where earned another silver medal. Following her time with the Junior National Team she trained with Team Canada and competed with the Senior National team.

    Fast forward a few years, Joely decided to take up coaching. In 2005, she led Team Ontario to a gold medal at the Canada Summer Games. From there she went on to be the Head Coach at Queen’s University for several years, leading her team to six playoff appearances, two Final Four championships and the program’s first and only OUA Championship. Many of her athletes also took home multiple OUA awards: Player of the Year, Award of Merit, First Team All-Star and Academic All Canadian.

    In 2014, Joely took over at the helm of the Royal Military College women’s volleyball program. Since then, multiple RMC players have been named to the OUA All-Star Team and U Sport All Academic Team. During her current tenure as Head Coach of the CAF CISM Women’s Volleyball Team, Joely has guided the team to two of their best finishes: 4th at the 2017 Military World Championships and 6th at the 2019 World Military Games.

    She is currently a NCCP Level 3 coach, Volleyball Canada Performance Coach Certificated, and Certified Coach Developer. As the sole Black volleyball Head Coach in U SPORT Joley is also a member of the Black Canadian Coaches Association where she also helps mentor up-and -coming coaches in Canada.
  • LCol Sarah Degen

    LCol Sarah Degen

    LCol Sarah Degen
    2020 - present

    LCol Sarah Degen

    At this time, please contact Head Coach, Joely Christian.