The 90th edition of Schools Sports WA’s Country Week is underway in Perth and will see more than 3800 rural students from 49 schools compete across seven sports. Volleyball leads the seven sports for most teams, with a total of 78 teams from 44 schools set to compete in the Volleyball competition.
Eclipsing other popular Australian sports like AFL, Netball and Basketball, Volleyball will be the week’s most popular event and is expected to have more than 550 high school students play the game.
With teams ranging from Christmas Island to WA’s south region like Esperance Senior High School, Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl is excited by the development and acknowledges the sport’s growing appeal among students and high schools.
“Volleyball is a game for all, which is evident by the sport’s popularity at Country Week. It’s great to see so many schools picking it up and coming to Perth to represent their school.” Kuhl said.
“Developing Volleyball opportunities at the grass roots level, especially in schools, is pivotal to Volleyballs success in Australia’s shifting sport landscape. Like any sport in the world, we face a growing battle to get people off the couch and on to the court. Rural communities in particular face more barriers than most with restricted access to infrastructure and education, however Volleyball’s success at this year’s Country week indicates that Volleyball WA are on the right track.”
Country week runs until this Friday, with Volleyball competitions set to be played at HBF Stadium and Lords Recreation Centre. For more information or to access results visit School Sports WA’s website or click here.
To find out more about Volleyball’s Sporting Schools program or High School orientated Think. Again Clinics, please contact Volleyball WA’s School and Junior Development Coordinator at [email protected] or call the office on 08 9228 8522.