Inaugural Lead Volley Camp a Real Hit

After several years of planning, Volleyball WA was able to successfully launch the inaugural Lead Volley Camp on April 8 & 9, 2021.  This event was designed to equip young people with the skills and confidence to be leaders in their communities and to take charge of their futures.

Volleyball WA is providing young people with a pathway into leadership roles in their community in several ways including participation on the Lead Volley Panel and of course attendance at the Lead Volley Camp. This initiative is designed to encourage and support the many young people in our community in their professional development, in the same way, that we do for our athletes.

Over two dynamic days, the 25 participants completed workshops to equip them with strategies to build their self-confidence to better manage challenges plus the skills of negotiation and influence. They participated in activities designed to help them establish their personality type, communication style and particular strengths to contribute to any situation.

Hosted at the WA Institute of Sport’s High-Performance Centre, it was hard not to feel inspired by the finest athletic facilities and the presence of WA’s most elite athletes. A tour of the facilities on the first day gave the participants an insight into the dedication and commitment it takes to be a WAIS athlete.

Diamond Fitness, Volleyball WA’s strength and conditioning partner kept the training and fitness theme going during day two with a very practical presentation helping them to recognise their leadership styles and how they can collaborate with others to resolve challenges.

Volleyball WA has a strong focus on mental well-being in our community and is hoping that these young people will take some of the lessons learned from Lockie Cooke, Founder of iYarn will be shared with their fellow players and club officials.

Thank you to the following individuals for giving their time to come and share their knowledge and experience as young leaders in the Volleyball community; Anthony Meo, Mitchell Collins, Connor McNab, AJ Hedge, Jasmine Serra and Kiriill Butler.

Volleyball WA CEO, Robyn Kuhl said “the number of registrations at the inaugural Camp was pleasing, with a number travelling up from down-south to attend. The feedback received was positive and we are looking forward to the camp appearing on our calendar each year”.

For more information on the Lead Volley Panel visit the About Us page on our website.