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Otago U17 Volleyball team
Photo by Patricia Hopcroft

2021 Volleyball New Zealand Inter-Provincial Championships

Miss P Hopcroft —

Last weekend Columba had multiple students involved in the Otago U17 and U19 Volleyball teams which were competing at IPCs.

Five Columba College students represented Otago for the 2021 IPCs held in Wellington during June 5th-7th.

The U19 girls picked up wins against Tasman and Waikato; this was a highlight of their tournament with Jenna Paterson and Ruby Jary being a part of the starting six line up. Waikato was seeded 7th and Tasman were seeded 5th. Otago U19 were seeded 12th so to pick up two wins against these teams showed the ability of our U19 side which finished in a very respectable 8th place. 

In previous years the Otago U17 girls team had always finished last at this tournament so the fact that they won against Taranaki (twice) means that they scored a record finish. They had a real chance to win against Wellington but came up just short in extra points in the 4th set.

Madison Lobb, Amelia Hollows and Ryan Dailey played for the U17 team which finished 10th (a record finish for Otago U17 girls). Madi, Amelia and Ryan are all eligible for the U17 team again next year and we hope to have more girls from our promising Columba Junior A team representing Otago next year!

Columba congratulates these Otago representatives on their ongoing success with volleyball.