WA School Sport – Wall of Fame

The SSWA Wall of Fame acknowledges athletes who have represented their state in School Sport WA teams and have then gone on to represent at the highest level in their chosen sport.

On the 14th December 2015 the following volleyball individuals were inducted: Luke Perry, Tara West, Sam Walker (pictured below) and Rachelle Brammer. LukePerrydigsouttheItalianserveTara WestSamuelWalkerjumpserves (1)

Kieran Cranley was awarded the 10 Year School Sport Australia Award. It was fitting for Kieran to be receive his 10 year service award in the same year Sam and Luke were inducted to the Wall of Fame because he coached them both to Gold in 2010.

Kieran’s involvement runs from coaching the SSWA Girls Team from 1997-1999; NT Boys in 2002; WA Boys in 2003; Assistant Coach for WA Boys in 2009; Coached the Boys in 2010 and he has been Head Coach of the WA Boys team since 2012. Kieran had a very distinguished Volleyball playing career, holding a Western Australian Institute of Sport Scholarship in 1987/88 where he played in many international tournaments and also represented Australia in the National Team touring to Iran in 1987/88 to the Asia Pacific Games in Fukuoka, Japan in 1989 and Asian Championships in that year to Seoul, Korea.

Kieran has been coaching community sports since 1981 and in 2001 he held an Australian Institute of Sport Coaching Scholarship where he honed his coaching knowledge and skills. Since then Kieran has had extensive Coaching experience at Local, State, National and International levels. He has worked tirelessly both for Volleyball WA and for School Sport Western Australia over many years sharing many hours of his time, wide experience, knowledge and passion for the sport to junior development.

For his long and distinguished service as a player and a coach Kieran has been awarded a Volleyball WA Order of Merit and he is one of only 9 people to be awarded a place in the Volleyball WA Hall of Champions. School Sport WA greatly values Kieran’s contribution to the organization over many years. He is a Coach who sees more than the game. His athletes not only come away with improved skills, knowledge and passion for the game but also a personal development journey.

VWA would like to extend our utmost congratulations to Kieran, a superb ambassador for our sport.