Georgia Newell blocks a rival’s shot.
Georgia Newell blocks a rival’s shot.

Jnr volleyballers to go to Sydney

THE volleyball journey that we have been following for two young local players, Georgia Newell and Elise Boccanfuso, has just taken another twist.

The two junior girls playing for the North Coast CHS Open team have been identified as emerging talent by the CHS under-16 identification coach.

The North Coast team finished in sixth place, beating four other regions, which is a great result for such an inexperienced team.

Now Georgia and Elise will travel to Sydney in May to train with all of the other under-16 girls and we wish them well and hope they train hard.

This is a huge feather in the cap of the Coffs Harbour Volleyball Association, with its Year 7 development of high school students proving successful.

This shows that volleyball newcomers can learn and become good players.

Orara High School also has around 25 Year 8 and Year 9 students who will also be able to compete at higher levels with their skills improving each week.

Anyone interested in junior volleyball should turn up on Thursday afternoons from 4.30pm. Cost is only $4 per child and further information can be obtained by phoning Adrian at Sportz Central on 6651 2501

The senior competition will soon commence competition games and any teams or players can still nominate by calling Sportz Central or sending an e-mail to

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