JACARN ACES IT

Peeti-Web­ber makes NZ Ju­nior Men’s vol­ley­ball team

Bush Telegraph - - Front Page - By DAVE MUR­DOCH

Jacarn Peeti-Web­ber has made the New Zealand Ju­nior Men’s vol­ley­ball team again to travel to Manama in Bahrain. He is be­com­ing a well-trav­elled young sports­man.

Vol­ley­ball NZ al­ter­nates its ju­niors be­tween the Un­der 18/Un­der 20 Amer­i­can High Per­for­mance Cham­pi­onships and the Asian Men’s Cham­pi­onships. This gives the kids great ex­po­sure to the two dif­fer­ent sides of the world. Last year he was in Florida.

Each year se­lec­tion is based on a se­ries of tri­als and camps. Jacarn at­tended a Vol­ley­ball NZ train­ing camp in Jan­uary. Then af­ter the na­tion­als he was picked to at­tend a week-long train­ing camp/trial in Welling­ton. Jacarn was ini­tially picked as a non-trav­el­ling re­serve but got the call-up a month ago to say they had a spot for him.

Jacarn has found train­ing hard this year as op­posed to last year when he com­pleted Year 13 at Napier Boys. This year he is now work­ing for Great­batch Builders as an ap­pren­tice builder.

Jacarn’s se­lec­tion this year sees him trav­el­ling to Manama Bahrain, off the coast of Saudi Ara­bia. Travel will take around 17 hours via Syd­ney, Dubai and fi­nally Manama. The team will com­pete for seven days straight mostly two games a day, July 21-28. Be­fore fly­ing out the play­ers have a cou­ple of days train­ing as a team in Auck­land and when they ar­rive they have a fur­ther three days be­fore ac­tu­ally com­pet­ing.

Jacarn has a cou­ple of fundrais­ers on the go.

Mer­rylees Ho­tel is run­ning a dart tour­na­ment on Sun­day, July 8 and there will also be a big raf­fle run­ning for a char­tered fish­ing trip.

Jacarn thanks all the com­mu­nity for their con­tin­ued sup­port.

The New Zealand Ju­nior Men’s Vol­ley­ball Team at last year’s Amer­i­can High Per­for­mance Cham­pi­onships in Florida.

Ac­tion on the court.

Jacarn show­ing why he was picked.

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