Once again the Sunraysia Academy of Sport volleyball program has produced an amazing number of athletes for the Victorian state teams which will compete at the 2013 Australian Junior Volleyball Championships to be held in Canberra from the 8-13 July.
Over the past six months the Academy program has run both in Horsham and Mildura. David Berry and Delaney Wills have coached the squad in Horsham and Brad Hassell, Paul Freckleton and Allan Hassell have been involved in coaching the athletes in Mildura. Four of these coaches; David, Delaney, Allan and Brad will also be involved in coaching one of the state teams.
Three athletes have succeeded in making the top side in their age group. Riley Stone a member of the South Australian Institute of Sport added much value to the program, travelling from Loxton on a weekly basis to attend Academy training sessions in Mildura.
Breanna Doorne has showed a lot of promise over the last few years, attending the Australian camp in December and also being named in the Australian U17 volleyball squad earlier in the year.
Zachary Hermans has attended the Australian volleyball camp the last 2 years and has also been named in the Australian U17 volleyball squad.
The following ¬†coaches and athletes have been selected in the 2013 Victorian State Volleyball Team
¬†Men U19 Blue
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Riley Stone
Men U19 White
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Dustin Freckleton (emergency)
Women U19 Blue
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† David Berry (coach)
Girls U17 Blue
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Breanna Doorne
Boys U17 Blue
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Zachary Hermans
Girls U17 West
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Allan Hassell (coach)
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Delaney Wills (assistant coach)
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Jessica Killingbeck
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Teagan Mason
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Yasemin Medaglia
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Melanie O‚ÄôCallaghan
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Sophie Perry
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Alyce Smith
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Bethany Divola
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Mercedes Arnott (emergency)
Boys U17 West
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Brad Hassell (coach)
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Trent Branson
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Tain Byrne
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† John Hua
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Nick Stewart
–¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Brad Leersen (emergency)
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.