Pirates return to premier podium
Five teams came away with the ultimate prize from the Albany Volleyball Association’s grand finals last month.
For a second year in a row, The Pirates took out the men’s premier competition beating Freeballers three sets to two.
The game went the full five sets with either team a chance with a couple of points left to play.
Jamie Molan received MVP honours for the grand final.
The women’s premier game was much closer than the set tally suggested.
That’s What She Set defeated Nine9 (ASHS) three sets to none.
Nine9 had some powerful plays and is set to improve in coming seasons with a very young team.
Ashleigh Tomasetig was the MVP for the women’s premier game after helping her side to victory.
ASHS took out the junior volleyball grand final overcoming arch rivals Great Southern Grammar, winning two sets to one.
Rising star Tully Bew won MVP honours for her impressive display.
Pirates also won the mixed A-grade final, as they took care of It’s a Set Up.
Caleb Carman took out A-grade mixed MVP honours.
In the mixed B-grade volleyball finals, Blackouts defeated Strikers with Hamish McGregor named MVP .
Committee member Jessie Coad praised the support behind volleyball in Albany.
“2019’s season of Indoor Volleyball was another fantastic year, with junior and senior players supporting the AVA each year,” she said.
“We continue to have brilliant seasons with around 25 teams this year, our association is continuing to grow.”
Coad said she hoped to see more youth in the volleyball ranks in coming years.
“We are prompting juniors to play volleyball as they get great support from the senior players and hope to see more young people coming down to play,” she said.
“We always love to share our thanks with Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre for their great courts and support.
“We hope it’ll get bigger and better in the coming years.”
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