Students at Greenwood College should feel lucky to have such wonderful, committed teachers who at the last minute were able to scramble together an opportunity for them to put their volleyball skills into practise.
The Perth based specialist volleyball school were due to be at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup Gold Coast, Queensland this December. Unfortunately, due to border restrictions and the unfolding news of a new strain of COVID, they and most other Western Australian School’s chose the safest option not to participate.
The impact on students not attending such events is quite devastating, the long hours of training and preparation, to then not be able to play the game that they love. Staff at the school, including Peter Fitzgerald (Specialist Volleyball Program Coordinator), made alternative arrangements to tour their kids through a few Southwest regions over the course of a week.
A small contingent of 48 year 7-10 students, staff and chaperones played friendly matches against other High Schools including – Margaret River SHS, Busselton SHS and Bunbury Catholic College as well as participated in a King of the Court beach competition and coaching at primary schools.
Volleyball WA’s Regional Development Coordinator, Brad Barclay was able to attend the King of the Court beach event in Bunbury and said, “The tough warm conditions at today’s event, on top of a long week of volleyball would be challenging for a lot of people…. These kids love of the game shines through, and the skills were of a very high level. I am glad that Greenwood College had an opportunity to showcase their program in a series of exhibition matches.”
The Greenwood College Volleyball Program is a Department of Education approved specialist program. It is designed for students’ years 7-12, who want to develop high-level performance and technical volleyball skill.
For more information on how you can get your kids involved in volleyball at school visit our website https://volleyballwa.com.au/schools/#High-Schools.