2014 Victorian State Volleyball Athletes Announced

Once again the Sunraysia Academy of Sport Volleyball program has produced a large number of athletes for the Victorian state teams which will compete at the 2014 Australian Junior Volleyball Championships to be held in Canberra at the Australian Institute of Sport from the 6-13 July.

Over the past six months the Academy program has run in Mildura, with the boy’s squad being coached by Brad Hassell and Dan Kearney and the girl’s squad being coached by Paul Freckleton and Brad Mason. Training has been twice a week , one skills session and one fitness session. In January, leading up to the state trials, athletes attended a Beach Volleyball camp at the South Australian Sports Institute and were coached by some of the best beach volleyball players in Australia.

Zac Hermans, who recently was selected in the Australian junior squad to tour Thailand next month, has been rewarded for his outstanding performances with selection in the Under 19 Men’s Blue side which is the top state team in that age group. Brad Mason (SAS coach) has been selected in the Under 23 Men’s state team.

The following athletes have been selected in the 2014 Victorian State Junior Volleyball Teams

Men U23 Blue

–          Brad Mason

–          Riley Stone (former SAS athlete)

Men U19 Blue

–          Zachary Hermans

Girls U17 West

–            Bethany Divola

–            Marley Easterbrook

–            Jessica Killingbeck

–            Chloe Leamon

–            Ebony Littore

–            Teagan Mason

–            Catherine Smith

–            Montana Beruldsen (emergency)

Boys U17 West

–            Charley Cooper

–            Bradley Leersen

All selected athletes will be training hard over the next few months to prepare for the National Championships.

Athletes in the Blue teams are expected to travel to Melbourne every week to attend training sessions up until the Championships. They will also be involved in playing in the Geelong and Ballarat Tournaments.

The Academy would like to congratulate all athletes and coaches who have been selected to represent Victoria at the upcoming National Junior Volleyball Championships.


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