Volleyball WA welcome new staff

As the sport grows so does the need for an increased workforce at Volleyball WA. This month we welcomed two new staff members Paris Rond, Schools Coordinator and Myrica Maguire Reception and Facility Officer.

Paris splits her time between the arts and sports, namely journalling and volleyball. However, it wasn’t until late high school that she started to play Volleyball, as netball was her first sport playing alongside her sisters. Watching “Haikyuu!” made her realise how thrilling the sport was, and she made the jump to Volleyball. She joined ECU Chequers in 2017 and has been playing WAVL ever since.

She has been working in events and hospitality and is proud to have been part of the team at Optus Stadium that has delivered events such as the 2021 AFL Grand Final. No matter what, Paris will always find time to watch any sort of Elite Women’s matches, particularly Volleyball Nations’ League games. As Schools Coordinator, Paris is looking forward to expanding the influence of volleyball in schools and promoting coaching for players in schools.

Myrica is the new face of Volleyball, welcoming visitors to the office from her spot at reception. She joins us most recently from Athletics West but has worked in publishing for most of her career. She moved to Perth in 2007 she admits for the warm weather, after living in the UK and the Netherlands.

She is a keen hockey player and runner and became involved with both sports at a club level, where she coached athletics, and ran the junior section of her hockey club. Following this she accepted a position at Athletics West working in sport administration and competitions.

When asked about what she was hoping to get from her new role at Volleyball WA, she said “I love sport and feel it’s something that should have longevity in one’s life, volleyball is completely new to me, so learning a new sport will be interesting, not just from an administration perspective, but also how the sport is played.”

Myrica was born in Kenya and lived there until she was 19, always up for an adventure she climbed Mt. Kenya and survived a cackle of hyenas coming through the camp. Here’s hoping things will be as lively and interesting in the office for her.

It takes a literal army of staff and volunteers to deliver our sport each year so please watch our website and social media for opportunities to apply for roles and get involved in Volleyball in WA.