Out­stand­ing achieve­ment

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

Hor­sham Col­lege is cel­e­brat­ing a ‘15 Year Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Award’ from Vol­ley­ball Aus­tralia in recog­ni­tion of its par­tic­i­pa­tion at the Aus­tralian Vol­ley­ball Schools Cup from 2003 to 2017.

This is the 36th year of the com­pe­ti­tion, with more than 6000 stu­dents in 562 teams par­tic­i­pat­ing.

Hor­sham Col­lege phys­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion teacher Paul Den­son said the cup was now the largest sports par­tic­i­pa­tion event in the South­ern Hemi­sphere.

“In our time of par­tic­i­pa­tion more than 150 stu­dents sup­ported by many col­lege staff and par­ents have par­tic­i­pated in this unique sport­ing event,” he said.

“Dur­ing this pe­riod Hor­sham Col­lege won nu­mer­ous gold, sil­ver and bronze awards.

“In 2005, our un­der-16 boys team won their hon­ours divi­sion, mak­ing them the best school boys’ team for their age in Aus­tralia.”

Mr Den­son ac­knowl­edged the sup­port of Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham’s Mon­day night do­mes­tic com­pe­ti­tion, which sup­ported stu­dents’ growth in the sport.

“Our teams can­not af­ford to travel around the state for valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence and so the lo­cal com­pe­ti­tion is an in­au­gu­ral part of our growth and devel­op­ment,” he said.

“It is a place to play the game, learn the skills and hang out with mates.”

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