Members of the Tin Can Bay girls’ volleyball team celebrate winning gold at the Queensland Senior Schools Volleyball Cup in Toowoomba last month.
Members of the Tin Can Bay girls’ volleyball team celebrate winning gold at the Queensland Senior Schools Volleyball Cup in Toowoomba last month. Contributed

Tin Can Bay has a golden touch

TIN Can Bay P-10 State School can again boast some of the state’s best talent after its girls’ team claimed gold at the Queensland Senior Schools Volleyball Cup last month.

The state tournament was held in Toowoomba between August 6-8 and the Tin Can Bay team was ruthless in charging to victory.

Winning the final in straight sets to clinch gold, barely raising a sweat, the Tin Can Bay girls stamped their authority over their rivals.

Player Yasmin Hadziosmanovic claimed Most Valuable Player of the competition, acknowledged for her ability to play with a cool head under pressure.

While disposing of the opposition in the final was an easy task, the side did have a few close shaves earlier in the competition.

Tin Can Bay enjoyed a confident start on the opening day of the competition, dislodging the Benowa Redbacks in straight sets.

The remainder of the day was smooth sailing for the side, not dropping a single set to establish themselves as hot favourites for the gold medal.

A slight stumble in the charge to gold medal glory came when the team fronted up on the second day with a few team members feeling unwell.

Despite this, the team pulled together in a great show of solidarity without complaint.

A tight match on the third day against Mountain Creek had the Tin Can Bay girls playing against their training partners.

Friendship was put aside temporarily for the encounter and Tin Can Bay prevailed, needing three sets to emerge victorious.

Tin Can Bay’s Britney Bell was praised for her efforts in blocking powerful hits on crucial points while Mykaela Faulkner had composure to slow down the play – a stroke of tactical genius.

Other Tin Can Bay players to receive a mention for their outstanding play included Shetarn Kunst, Jessica Sertic and Emma-Leigh Williams.

Tin Can Bay’s dominance in volleyball is showing little sign of waning and the school’s reputation strikes fear into the heart of its opposition in every competition it enters. At the heart of the success is volleyball coach Dave Arthur.

Gympie Times


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