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.”