11 June, 2024

‘Well deserved result’

The Caboolture State High School (CSHS) year 9-10 volleyball academy girls finished third in their division at this year’s Volleyball Queensland Intermediate Schools Cup, played at several Gold Coast venues from May 31 to June 2.

Caboolture State High School placed third in the Year 10 Girls Div 2 Yellow division.
Caboolture State High School placed third in the Year 10 Girls Div 2 Yellow division.

CSHS was among 111 schools from around Queensland, and there were more than 2000 competing students while schools came from as far as Rockhampton, Roma and Proserpine.

Caboolture’s opponents were Gin Gin, Ferny Grove, Kedron, Emmanuel and St Rita’s in the Year 10 Girls Div 2 Yellow division, with St Rita’s placing first while Emmanuel was second.

In the playoff to decide the bronze medallist, CSHS defeated Kedron two sets to one.

The Caboolture team contained 11 students from across grades 9 and 10, with eight of them backing up from CSHS’s silver medal-winning team at the corresponding event last year.

Although this year’s placing was slightly lower than last year’s, CSHS’s head of Health and Physical Education (HPE) and Sports, Chris Little, said the bronze medal was well deserved.

“They worked hard and played as a team all weekend even against some challenging schools, led by their student coach Cristine Rasmussen,” he said.

Mr Little said the main strengths of this year’s team were teamwork, digging and serving consistency.

He also said the players had an “ability to work well as a team and consistently tick off their three focuses for each game of commitment, communication and high energy”.

The CSHS volleyballers had trained before school, during lunch times and in their sport academy sessions on Wednesday and Friday afternoons since February.

Mr Little acknowledged Academy coordinator Kristen Hawkes for coordinating the training sessions and doing “all of the tough stuff to allow these opportunities to occur”.


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