Volleyball season comes to a close
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.