Vol­ley­ballers put up hands for Phan­toms

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham mem­bers will come to the fore at the week­end when an in­flux of new faces at­tend Western Phan­toms’ first se­lec­tion camp at Bendigo.

Western Phan­toms give western Vic­to­rian vol­ley­ballers the op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate in the Vic­to­rian Vol­ley­ball League with­out the need to travel ev­ery week to Mel­bourne.

They have five teams – hon­ors and di­vi­sion one and two men’s teams as well as di­vi­sion one and two women’s teams.

With the ex­cite­ment of play­ing five home games in Bendigo in 2017 and one in Mil­dura, the club is ex­pect­ing more play­ers to be­come part of the club.

Head­ing the list will be last year’s state play­ers Eadie Garth-lind­say, Lae­lah Robert­son and the re­turn­ing Elly Blake­ley and Chloe Brown.

All four are look­ing to take their vol­ley­ball to the next level.

In Blake­ley and Brown’s case they are re­turn­ing af­ter tak­ing last sea­son off due to year-12 stud­ies. They are keen to play again.

In the men’s di­vi­sion young tyro Will Bren­nan is also look­ing to take the next step and try his luck with the Phan­toms. Bren­nan has im­proved strongly over the course of 2016 and is keen to try his luck in the state league, as he con­tin­ues along the path­way pro­gram that will see him trial for the state team again in May.

Re­turn­ing will be foun­da­tion play­ers Nathan Berry and Tim Pop­ple and Mur­toa prod­ucts Jor­dan Wei­de­mann, Jay­den Mc­queen, Nathan Mur­phy and Aaron Evans.

There is word that a cou­ple of former foun­da­tion mem­bers could be re­turn­ing for sea­son 2017, which will give the club much-needed top-end tal­ent.

Adding to the list will be orig­i­nal Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham mem­bers Cam Robin­son, Nick Adam­son, Siob­han Robin­son, Mad­die Buck­ley, Molly Hobbs and Jack Hannan.

The Western Phan­toms will have an­other camp in Ballarat at the end of the month be­fore fine-tun­ing their teams at the an­nual March long week­end tour­na­ment in War­rnam­bool.

The state league sea­son starts on March 25 with de­vel­op­ments in­clud­ing fea­ture matches, ri­valry rounds, a pink round and more games be­ing played out­side the State Vol­ley­ball Cen­tre, which will cater for the ex­pected in­flux of teams want­ing to play in the com­pe­ti­tion.

If there are any other Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham mem­bers keen to try their luck they should call me on 5382 4599 be­fore the week­end.

ATH­LETIC: Chloe against Hei­del­berg. Brown spik­ing

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