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Island Select Age Group Teams Named

The North and South Island Select Under 17 and Under 19 teams have been named.

The Under 19 teams will attend the Trans Tasman Quadrangular Tournament that will be hosted by Volleyball Bay of Plenty in Tauranga 9-13 June. The teams will come up against selections from New South Wales and Queensland schools.

The Under 17 selections will travel to the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships in Canberra, 6-12 July.

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The North and South Island Select Under 17 and Under 19 teams have been named. ...
McCutcheon Heads Stellar Line up at Coaching Seminar

Volleyball coaches from all over New Zealand were provided with the very best in coaching advice over the weekend at the Thermatech Coaching Seminar featuring Hugh McCutcheon. A Christchurch native, McCutcheon opened the weekend with his presentation "Christchurch to Minneapolis (And a Few Stops In Between)".

The group was also treated to presentations from former New Zealand Representatives Gilbert Enoka and Graeme Steel. Presenters from other codes included Leigh Gibbs, Richard Smith and Dallas Seymour. From within the volleyball community, the range of presenters included Matt Wenn, Brad Takai, Steve Buckley, Sam Ryburn, Mark Norton, Richard Casutt and Tim Hulls.

The programme was organised superbly by VNZ Coach Advisor Mike Dudson, who also presented a practical session with Sam Ryburn and the Burnside High School girls team.

Dudson presented the three former Internationals, McCutcheon, Enoka and Steel, who had all played in the same team, with VNZ replica playing shirts in their favoured playing number.

Seminar presentations here.

Volleyball coaches from all over New Zealand were provided with the very best in...

Junior Champs Underway


A large turnout of Year 9 & 10 school volleyball teams will be vieing for the 'Island Champion' titles at the Volleyball New Zealand North and South Island Junior Secondary School Championships, being held simultaneously in Tauranga and Christchurch.

The North Island Championships take place at the ASB Baypark Arena in Mount Maunganui from Monday 25th to Friday 29th November, with a field of 49 Girls' teams and 42 Boys' teams participating. Favourites for the top division Girls' title are a raft of local Tauranga teams from Otumoetai, Bethlehem, Mount Maunganui and Tauranga Girls Colleges. Their main challenge is expected to come from Whakatane's Trident High, North Harbour's Rangitoto and Orewa Colleges, and Rotorua's Western Heights High. The dominance of Bay of Plenty sides in the top seedings is expected to draw large crowds throughout the week.

The top Boys' section features a wider spread of teams, with Western Heights leading the way from Orewa and North Harbour's Westlake Boys High, with South Auckland side Manurewa High, and Otumoetai, Bethlehem and Rangitoto all expected to mount a credible challenge. Also featuring at the event will be Girls' and Boys teams from Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Taranaki, Hawkes Bay/Poverty Bay, Manawatu and Wellington.

Down south, the Island event will be played in Christchurch at Pioneer Stadium, and Middleton Grange school, with 39 Girls' and 22 Boy's teams in action from 25th to 28th November.

Girls favouritism is shared equally between Tasman region schools Nayland and Waimea Colleges, and Nelson and Marlborough Girls Colleges, and Christchurch teams from Riccarton, Burnside and Aranui High Schools, and Middleton Grange school.

The southern Boys' title is expected to be fought between schools from the same regions – Nelson, Nayland and Waimea Colleges, with Riccarton and Shirley High being joined from further south by Timaru and Otago Boys High teams in the top seeded positions.

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