Year 10 A Volleyball Boys Team by Angus Gourlay

Year 10 Volleyball boys winners

Riccarton High School entered 5 teams into the Canterbury Junior Volleyball Champs with the highlight being the Year 10 A Boys taking out the Canterbury Title for the second time in a row.

Our Year 10A boys managed to go through the weekend only losing one game in pool play to St Thomas, however it was their main rivals Cashmere that they faced in the final. Understandably the team was extremely nervous for their final, having only beaten Cashmere for the very first time the day before.  After losing the first set the boys fought back strongly to win the next two sets, winning the match 2-1. Niall Bunn, Reece Ruan and Arron Malonzo (Tournament MVP) were all named in the Tournament Team.  

It was rewarding to have 5 teams competing at the event as this shows a lot of depth and promise for future years. Riccarton has a proud history of success at volleyball so is great to see this continuing.