Awards wrap up volleyball season
Bright young talent mixed with experienced campaigners was the highlight of award presentations wrapping up Volleyball Horsham’s winter season.
In A Grade, veteran Tim Popple took home his eighth Robinson Medal in a thrilling count, UHFRUGLQJ YRWHV IRU WKH VHDVRQ WR ¿QLVK DKHDG of Chris Hans Ca-ayon Galo on 13, Tyler Puls, 12 and Kara Johnson, 11.
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It was an all-murtoa affair in C Grade, with a countback deciding the top two.
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Phantom boys’ Joey Nagorcka won the junior Abud Medal, while Horsham College’s Tayla Eltze won the Mcintyre Medal.
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JDPH FHUWL¿FDWHV Paddy Sherry, Molly Hobbs and Jack Hannan.
JDPH FHUWL¿FDWHV Mark Radford, Emma Avery and Delaney Wills.
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The competition features 550 teams from 150 schools from across Australia and New Zealand playing at four venues across Melbourne in the biggest school sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere.
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