Last week, staff from Volleyball WA visited schools in and around Kalgoorlie & the Goldfields Region. The timing seemed perfect with the recent growth in junior activity and the completion of the John Paul College Interschool Volleyball Tournament in July this year.
John Paul College, CAPS Kurrawang Primary School, Hannans Primary School, and Goldfields Baptist College all took part in Volleyball WA clinics, with 456 students from kindy to year 10 thoroughly enjoying themselves and many of them showing real natural talent. Eleven teachers from John Paul College Kalgoorlie Boulder Community High School also participated in a professional development session, ensuring that coaching and training will continue within the region.
Junior volleyball is experiencing significant growth in the Goldfields, with Kalgoorlie Volleyball Association (KVA) President Jessie Coad expressing the need for more facility space to support the growth of the sport in Kalgoorlie. The Association welcomes the opportunity for VWA to visit again in 2022 and supply education workshops and player development sessions. KVA is also looking at expanding its programs to offer ongoing Kids and Junior Volley programs soon.
Our Participation Officer also paid a visit to the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC). The State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest are major supporters of Volleyball WA’s visit to the Goldfields. Sport and recreation creates vibrant, inclusive and connected WA communities. DLGSC, Kalgoorlie Volleyball Association and Volleyball WA will be working together to find ways to promote volleyball in the Goldfields regions.
Volleyball WA would also like to acknowledge Healthway for their ongoing support of promoting the growing Volleyball in regional WA.
If you know a region or school that might want to host us for a visit and want any more information about our kids and junior program please contact [email protected] or visit www.volleyballwa.com.au.