Mid-West calls for Volleyball Development

The Alcohol. Think Again Regional Program has delivered another trip to regional Western Australia. The commitment from schools in the Mid-West has allowed Volleyball WA to travel to the area.

Nearing the end of Term 2, Volleyball WA was contacted by Kalbarri District High School for volleyball development in the Mid-West region. Level 3 Coach, Steve Page, flew to the region to conduct school clinics and a Teacher PD over three days from 25th June to 27th June.

Steve visited three different schools from Geraldton up to Kalbarri to conduct seven sessions in total to over 100 students. These students were a range of year groups from Year 7 to Year 11. Some of the sessions were able to focus on game play, as the schools are preparing for upcoming competitions. A number of Year 11 students are also preparing for their ATAR with volleyball being the sport of choice.

“I felt the sessions were all well received with students following instructions, maintaining a high level of involvement and most importantly enjoying themselves” Page said.

The Teacher PD workshop had 10 teachers involved from four schools. Steve passed on his knowledge of volleyball, taught the teachers how to deliver different skills and, went through game play and positions to prepare the teachers for upcoming competitions.

Volleyball WA’s Club and Workforce Development Coordinator, Julian Lloyd, also attended the trip to meet with our new affiliate Geraldton Beach Volleyball, recreation centres and the Mid-West Sport and Recreation staff from the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries to increase the talk of volleyball throughout regional Western Australia.

“It was great to see the amount of volleyball being played at the schools in the region. I look forward to reconnecting with the recreation centres to see what opportunities we can create for the community” Lloyd said.

Volleyball WA will continue to support the development of volleyball for schools and, recreation centres in the Mid-West and throughout regional WA. To find out more and to discover how your club or school can get involved, please contact Volleyball WA.