Volleyball boss is impressed
VOLLEYBALL Queensland president Boris Georgieff says the Primary Schools Cup has the potential to produce players destined for elite pathways.
Speaking to The Observer at Wednesday's event which attracted 45 teams from nine schools, Georgieff was happy with what he saw.
"It's always good to see the kids starting out in the sport,” Georgieff said of the young athletes who competed at the Gladstone State High School.
"The standard of the volleyball was great considering they are just starting.
"It's great that they were trying to control the ball and attack it although the wind was challenging.”
Georgieff currently coaches Denzi Petry who is making her mark in the sport. "I have known her since 2014 when she attended a national training camp,” Georgieff said.
"The Gladstone State High School program is a great program and of course Gladstone won the Premier Volleyball League recently.”
The Primary Schools Cup is in its fifth year and the school teams were from Kin Kora, Star of the Sea, West, Calliope. Boyne Island, Tannum, St Francis, St John's and Gladstone.
For the record the grade four-five girl's and boy's champions teams were St John's Setters and SOS Thunder Stars respectively.
The latter defeated West in a thriller where scores were locked away at full-time and the result came down to a 'golden point' scenario.
Tannum D won the year six division one class while Fantastic 4 took out the division two. Aptly named St John Setters were top of the grade four-five girl's division.
Tannum A and Boyne 2 were the grade six boy's top-placed teams.