Familiar faces at ladder top
Volleyball Horsham C and junior grades are four weeks into their seasons and some familiar teams are setting the early pace.
In C Grade Team Alpha Wolf Squadron has picked up where it left off from last season and is sitting on top of the ladder, percentage ahead of new-look Fairhills team.
Emily Hannan and Chloe Wilson are leading the way for the top team, but the returning Delaney Wills and Mercedes Arnott are moulding their team together nicely.
A Murtoa Railway team and HC P-mans aren’t too far away in third and fourth spots respectively, in a competition that has already lifted in standard this season.
In the juniors, Saints and Murtoa Lizards are sitting in the top two spots after four rounds.
The Saints have picked up handy players in Rohan Sanders and Jedd Hermans and they are coming together nicely under the setting of Noah Brennan.
The Murtoa Lizards – all playing together for the first time, have hit the ground running and are well served by impressive youngsters Fraser Adler and Tuskan Mcalpine.
Hot on their heels are the Pringles in third spot, while the HC Hawks aren’t too far behind in fourth spot.
Both teams have impressive youngsters in their teams with Brodie Pitt and Caleb Smith leading from the front for the Pringles and Tom and Josh Milbourne for the Hawks.
After two trials a Volleyball Horsham Academy Program will kick off next Tuesday night.
The program aims to give volleyballers from all schools in the region the opportunity to improve their skills under quality coaching from some of the association’s best players.
Tim Popple heads a boys program, while Kara Johnson and Chloe Brown will work with girls and both will have some quality players to work with throughout the season.
There is good representation from all schools, which all goes well for the future of the sport.
Anyone interested in playing A or B grade volleyball in Horsham on Wednesday evenings or C grade or juniors on Monday evenings can visit St Brigid’s College stadium on either night to inquire.