Call for en­tries

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport - BY DAVID BERRY

En­tries are rolling in across all grades for Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham’s up­com­ing win­ter sea­son.

Num­bers are pre­dicted to reach an all­time high af­ter a suc­cess­ful sum­mer sea­son and in­creased vis­i­bil­ity of the sport on the Wim­mera land­scape.

De­vel­op­ment of­fi­cer and Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham vice-pres­i­dent Tim Pop­ple said his abil­ity to work with schools to pro­mote the sport en­abled more stu­dents and teach­ers to know what the sport of­fered in the dis­trict.

“Through pro­grams like Spike­zone and Sport­ing Schools, Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham has reached more than 400 dif­fer­ent stu­dents and teach­ers last term,” he said.

“This work complement­s the al­ready es­tab­lished re­la­tion­ships Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham has with schools across the Wim­mera.”

The win­ter sea­son tra­di­tion­ally in­volves par­tic­i­pa­tion in­creases, which co­in­cide with the Vic­to­rian tour­na­ment sea­son, op­por­tu­ni­ties at School Sport Vic­to­ria level for years seven and eight, Vol­ley­ball Vic­to­ria

Three Day Schools Cup, Hor­sham’s an­nual tour­na­ment and Na­tional Schools Cup.

“An added bonus for ju­niors this year will be the in­tro­duc­tion of Vol­ley­ball Vic­to­ria’s Ju­nior Clas­sic event be­fore Na­tional Schools Cup, which is open to schools, as­so­ci­a­tions and academies,” Mr Pop­ple said.

“With the move of the Na­tional Schools Cup to the Gold Coast caus­ing schools to re­think their op­tions for the end of the year, and the ad­vent of the Vol­ley­ball Vic­to­ria event, Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham will be look­ing to give stu­dents who might not want to go to Queens­land an op­por­tu­nity to par­tic­i­pate un­der the Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham ban­ner.

“We could see stu­dents from across Wim­mera schools com­ing to­gether un­der the Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham ban­ner to play in what is shap­ing up to be a huge event.

“But it won’t be at the expense of schools par­tic­i­pat­ing in the event should they wish to take up the op­tion.

“Vol­ley­ball Hor­sham just wants to see kids par­tic­i­pat­ing in ma­jor events like this open clas­sic, be­cause it’s a great way to get the kids hooked on the sport.”

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