Vol­ley­ball sea­son comes to a close

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY DAVID BERRY

Asuc­cess­ful sum­mer sea­son will serve as a spring­board for a big­ger win­ter sea­son for Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham.

This suc­cess can be partly at­trib­uted to the five grades of com­pe­ti­tion on of­fer, with all par­tic­i­pants catered for – from the se­ri­ous to the so­cial, ju­niors and fe­males.

Ev­ery­one who wants to play vol­ley­ball in Hor­sham has the op­por­tu­nity.

But the key is the sup­port from the schools in the re­gion. Play­ers rep­re­sented Hor­sham, St Brigid’s, Mur­toa and Holy Trin­ity Lutheran col­leges in fi­nals as well as Hor­sham and Hor­sham West pri­mary schools this sea­son.

A loyal band of Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham sup­port­ers has also built up over so many years, who make the sport what it is to­day.

The sum­mer sea­son con­cluded with five grand fi­nals, of which four were won by teams that dom­i­nated the sea­son.

Sha­dos Inala in A Grade and Von Steiger Bloods in B Grade both en­joyed un­de­feated sea­sons, on the way to win­ning pre­mier­ships.

Pringles in C Grade and Saints in the ju­niors were the top teams all sea­son and showed why in their grand fi­nal vic­to­ries.

HC Thunder in the Women’s grade up­set lad­der-lead­ers Raptors but had been getting closer to the St Brigid’s Col­lege girls each time they played.

Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham vice-pres­i­dent Tim Pop­ple said St Brigid’s Sta­dium in Hor­sham on Wednesday night pro­duced a ‘great’ at­mos­phere, with all teams re­ceiv­ing sup­port.

“The stands were full of par­ents and car­ers as well as fam­i­lies sup­port­ing their kids and friends,” he said.

There were also most-valu­able-player awards across all grades.

In A Grade, Nathan Berry won his third Robinson Medal, ahead of Pop­ple, Jack Han­nan and Cleo Baker.

In B Grade, Adam Harrison also won his third Rad­ford Medal, ahead of Chris Baker, Jar­rod Khan and Emma Avery.

In C Grade it was a win for vet­eran Kings­ley Dal­gleish, who took out the O’con­nor Medal ahead of team-mate Matt Mclaugh­lin, Bill Lind­say and Steph Thomson.

In the Women’s grade, Hor­sham Col­lege’s Pas­call Pat­ter­son fin­ished ahead of Renee Al­lan and Alisha Matheson.

In the ju­nior’s grade, Saints’ Rylee Hate­ley won the Lad­low Medal, ahead of Hay­den Young, Char­lie Hein­rich and Grace Turner.

The com­pe­ti­tion will now have a break and wel­come en­tries for the new win­ter sea­son which starts on Mon­day, July 29 for ju­niors, women and C Grade and July 31 for A and B grades.

In­di­vid­u­als or teams wish­ing to en­ter com­pe­ti­tions can mes­sage [email protected]­ley­ball­hor­sham. com.au.

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