20 Dec 19

2019 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

This year saw the shift from the traditional home of the AVSC in Melbourne to the sunny Gold Coast.

12 staff, 12 volunteers and 95 students made the journey to the Gold Coast on Saturday the 7th of December. The tournament was held in the two Commonwealth Games venues at Coomera and Carrara.

Year 8 Girls Division 3 = Silver Medallists
Year 8 Boys Division 3 = Silver Medallists
Year 9 Girls Division 3 = Gold Medallists
Year 9 Boys Division 3 = Fourth
Year 10 Boys Division 2 = Fifth
Year 10 Girls Division 3 = Bronze Medallists
Year 11 Girls Division 3 = Fifth
Year 11 Boys Division 3 = Fourth
Year 12 Girls Division 3 = Gold Medallists
Year 12 Boys Division 3 = Bronze Medallists

The finals day on Saturday saw all students rallying around multiple time slots to try to help teams get over the line. There is no greater sight than the EASTS Army in full flight; cheering, singing, clapping and dancing on the baseline behind teams. It was wonderful to see all students enjoying the new tournament location and representing themselves and their school with pride.

Thank you to the following:

– The parents who started the inaugural EASTS Fundraising committee
– The staff members and volunteers who accompanied the tour group
– The media team
-All the families who travelled to the Gold Coast
– Family and friends who provided amazing support on the Volleyball at REC Facebook page. It was great to see people tuning into live feeds, liking posts and photos.

Lastly, but certainly not least – thank you to all the students who made the week a huge success. Bring on 2020 on the Gold Coast!

Alex Moncrieff
EASTS Volleyball Program Coordinator