Vol­ley­ball se­lec­tions

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

The next gen­er­a­tion of vol­ley­ball tal­ent has the op­por­tu­nity to im­press district coaches when Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham runs se­lec­tion tri­als for its acad­emy pro­gram dur­ing the next two Tues­day nights.

Mov­ing into its fourth year, the Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham Acad­emy Pro­gram has pro­duced 15 mem­bers who have gone on to rep­re­sent Vic­to­ria at na­tional ju­nior ti­tles as well as 17 mem­bers who have played state league with Phan­toms club.

Coaches will be look­ing at ath­letes keen to learn more about the game and who have the right at­tributes to take their game to the next level.

Ath­letes who have never played are also en­cour­aged to at­tend.

Coaches will not just be look­ing at those who have played the game – any ath­lete who wishes to trial and learn more about vol­ley­ball will also be con­sid­ered.

The acad­emy pro­gram this year will have two train­ing camps – one in Mil­dura in Oc­to­ber and one with the Bendigo Acad­emy of Sport in Fe­bru­ary. These camps are a great way for ath­letes to learn from other coaches and in­ter­act pos­i­tively with ath­letes from other acad­e­mies.


The sea­son is on the line for the Phan­toms re­serves women fol­low­ing a four-set loss to Rene­gades in a sec­ond semi-fi­nal last weekend in Victorian Vol­ley­ball League.

A slow start, which saw the team down 7-1 in the first set, was not ideal, but the girls showed char­ac­ter in com­ing back only to go down 21-25.

The sec­ond set was the re­verse of the first, with the Phan­toms girls rac­ing out to a 19-10 lead be­fore fall­ing over the line 25-23.

This come­back gave Rene­gades the con­fi­dence to storm ahead in the third set, even­tu­ally win­ning 25-16.

The girls sta­bilised the game in the fourth and had their noses in front at 19-18 but couldn’t close the set out, even­tu­ally go­ing down 21-25.

A pre­lim­i­nary fi­nal show­down now beck­ons with Blue­bells, who the girls have not beaten in two pre­vi­ous at­tempts. A mas­sive task con­fronts the team if it is to make the grand fi­nal next week.

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