JACARN ACES IT
Peeti-Webber makes NZ Junior Men’s volleyball team
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.