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Horsham volleyballers gain experience from Australian Volleyball League coaches

Adelaide Storm’s Tim Berry finds an open court and launches himself for a spike against Melbourne University Blues after a generous set from team-mate Lewis McDonald. The Storm took on the Blues in Australian Volleyball League men’s and women’s games at Horsham Basketball Stadium last weekend. The clubs had mixed results during the two days of competition while spectators were treated to a display of elite-level volleyball. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

Adelaide Storm’s Tim Berry finds an open court and launches himself for a spike against Melbourne University Blues after a generous set from team-mate Lewis McDonald. The Storm took on the Blues in Australian Volleyball League men’s and women’s games at Horsham Basketball Stadium last weekend. The clubs had mixed results during the two days of competition while spectators were treated to a display of elite-level volleyball. Picture: WILLAMY IMAGES

FULL VOLLEY
By DAVID BERRY
Volleyball Horsham junior members will use the experience with Australian Volleyball League coaches at the weekend for bigger things in the next six weeks.
Juniors will now head towards an annual Horsham Tournament, School Sport Victoria finals and the ultimate – National Schools Cup.
Twenty-one members were treated to an hour-long clinic with Melbourne University Blues coaches and learnt a great deal in that time.
The clinic was part of round-three action in the national league between University Blues and Adelaide Storm.
The standard of volleyball by both the men’s and women’s teams was of a high level and in the case of the men, the teams jostled for early wins to keep finals hopes alive.
In the first round of matches, University Blues came out on top in both, with the men clinical in winning in straight sets, while the women were made to work hard for their 3-0 win.
It was a different scenario in the second round of matches where the Adelaide Storm men’s team bounced back hard to beat the Blues 15-12 in the fifth. The win proved crucial to the Storm as it placed them 4-2 for the season, while the Blues are one game behind on 3-3.
The Adelaide Storm girls came out hard, displaying a never-say-die attitude and surprised the current champions by taking the first set comfortably.
Some choice words from coach Shannon Winzer sparked the Blues into action and they powered away with the match. But they certainly learnt that they are a long way off their best and still have work to do at the halfway point of the season.
Bendigo beckons
Volleyball Horsham senior members will head to Bendigo this weekend for the annual Dragon City tournament.
Tim Popple, Nathan Berry, Jordy Weidemann and Nick Adamson will suit up for the Western Phantoms men in the top division and they will be joined by a division two girls team headed by Emily Hannan and Eadie Garth-Lindsay.
Competition for both teams will be tough as they face off against teams from across metropolitan and country Victoria.
The tournament is a great warm up for players as they prepare for the Horsham Tournament coming up on the weekend of November 12 and 13.

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