Volleyball rounds begin in earnest
GYMPIE Volleyball trial matches for the Open competition came to a close last week and the official premiership season commences tonight.
A total of 18 teams round out the competition, including nine new teams.
Gympie Volleyball spokesperson Rod Tebbutt said a number of teams had merged for the new season.
“A few (of the 18 teams) have been formed through the amalgamation of existing teams, but there are five teams entering the competition for the first time,” he said.
“With four new teams in B Grade and C Grade, it will be interesting to watch the season unfold.”
The Women's competition commences at 6pm next Tuesday, February 23 at the Gympie State High School gym.
A couple of teams still have room to take a new player or two.
New female players are most welcome.
If interested, drop into the Gympie High gymnasium at 6pm next Tuesday or contact Gympie Volleyball.
Training is held every Tuesday from 7pm (after the women's matches) at the gym, with coaching for players of all skill levels. Cost is $4.
The association's annual general meeting was held last Thursday with the newly elected committee comprised of president Tony Mills, secretary Rod Tebbutt, treasurer Colleen Gosden, vice-president Leisa Harch, game's coordinator Deanne Biddle, women's game coordinator Debbie Tebbutt and referee's coordinator Tom Lloyd.
Tonight, Round 1 – Open Games – The Pavilion:
6pm Corvette Cruisers V What The! (High Flyers, No Idea), CYA V Staminadors (Fungus, Farside)
7pm High Flyers V Fungus (Corvette Cruisers, CYA), No Idea V Farside (What The!, Staminadors)
8pm Aces V Served With Ice (Tin Can Bay, Pythons), The Edge V B6 (Woodies, Beez)
9pm Tin Can Bay V Woodies (Aces, The Edge), Pythons V Beez (Served With Ice, B6).
Bye – Hookers, Serves U Right
Tuesday, February 23, Round 1 – Women's Division – GSHS Gym:
6pm Amigos V KAOS, Blue Js V De Team , Firebugs V Designer Beez. Bye – Drop Bears
Player memberships (adult $40, students $35) are due by Round 2 on Thursday, February 25 of competition.
Unregistered players will not be permitted to participate after Round 2.
Court fees must be paid before taking to the court.
Penalties will be applied to teams with unpaid players participating. Adults cost $5, Students (High School only) $3 and Women's Competition $3.
Teams are required to perform duty on another match each week while teams must have uniforms finalised by Round 4.