Overview
Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Club
Sporting Clube de Portugal
Nationality
Australia
Birth Date
30/08/1990
Birth Place
Jakarta
Height
204 cm
Weight
95 kg

 

Luke Smith began playing volleyball at
Aquinas College in 2005 at the age of 16, playing in the Western Australian
Schools Cup and National Schools Cup competition. He represented the Western
Australian State under 17, 19, and 21 teams over his junior volleyball years.
In 2008, he represented Western Australia Senior men’s team in the Australian
Volleyball League and was awarded Most Valuable Player at the age of 18.


In 2009, he accepted an Australian
Institute of Sport scholarship and represented Australia at Junior level for
both Indoor & Beach Volleyball including a top 5 place at the
World Junior Beach Volleyball Championships, Blackpool UK.


The following year Luke began his
professional indoor volleyball career with Linkoping Volleyball Club (LVC),
Sweden.


 After returning to Australia in 2011 from
Sweden, he made the Australian Senior Men’s team where they were able to
qualify for the World Olympic Qualification Tournament (Tokyo 2012, Japan) by
securing 4th place at the Asian Championships (Tehran, Iran).


Post national team, Luke returned to LVC
where they had an undefeated season winning the Swedish League Cup and Swedish
Championship.


Returning to Australian National Team again
in 2012, the Volleyball Team Australia Men’s (VTAM) qualified for the London
2012 Summer Olympics. Luke was part of the Australian team in London that
defeated Poland.


He then went and played the club season for
teams Café Aiello Corigliano (Italy) and also LVC.


In 2013, Luke sustained setbacks including
injury that halted his Australian national team campaign, later to play club
volleyball for EuroSitex Pribram (Czech Republic) where they achieved a Silver
medal in the Czech League Cup.


Career

  • Position Wing spiker
  • Selection Olympic (5) - W.C. (9) - Other (95)
  • Current Club Sporting Clube de Portugal
  • Spike 360
  • Block 342