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17 July 2019
By DAVID BERRY
Entries are rolling in across all grades for Volleyball Horsham’s upcoming winter season.
Numbers are predicted to reach an all-time 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.
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“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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