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Schools to lob in a big day of tough competition

IMPRESSED: Volleyball Queensland president Boris Georgieff at last year's event.
IMPRESSED: Volleyball Queensland president Boris Georgieff at last year's event. Nick Kossatch GLA150916schoolvol

VOLLEYBALL: Some of Gladstone's best players will showcase their talents at the 7th Primary Schools Cup today.

Students from St Johns, Star of the Sea, Kin Kora, Calliope and Tannum, to name a few will contest for the cup with games to start from 9am and continue through to 2pm.

Volleyball Queensland coach Kevin Howard said teams from grade's four through to six will play against each other.

"It will be a full day of games with teams playing within the same ages and games are 20-minutes each,” he said.

Howard added there will be two volleyball officials in attendance today to have a look at some of the outstanding talent.

"Queensland Academy of Sport head coach Craig Marshall and Boris Georgieff, who is the president of the Queensland Volleyball Association, will be there on the lookout for potential talent,” he said.

Howard also hopes that a former Gladstone junior will make a special appearance.

"We're hoping to get a young fella called Brad Millers here and he was one of the first kids to have played at this event when it was under a different name back in 2005,” he said.

"He played for Australia and Queensland.”

Howard said the day will also present the opportunity for players to meet and greet representatives form Gladstone State High School of Excellence.

7TH PRIMARY SCHOOLS CUP

When: today

Time: 9am-2pm

Where: Gladstone State High School, 30 Dawson Road

How many schools competing: eight

Grades: 4-6

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