Year 9 students win gold at Australian Junior Volleyball Championships

JD Theron and Aiden McKellar represented Queensland in the U15 Division 1 team at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships at the Coomera Indoor Sports Centre over the holidays. States battle it out at this annual event to become the best in the Nation in six age divisions – Under 15 Men, Under 15 Women, Under 17 Men, Under 17 Women, Under 19 Men and Under 19 Women. An impressive ten out of the eleven Queensland teams won their divisions this year.

The boys’ team won seven out of their eight matches over four days of round robin competition against teams from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, allowing them to proceed straight to the Gold Medal Playoffs. JD and Aiden played a key role in the match point of the final, with JD serving and Aiden hitting the final spike to secure victory. Following the Championships the boys were invited to attend a Post AJVC Development Camp held at the Runaway Bay Sports Super Centre.

Vanessa McKellar

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