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WAS Claim Volleyball Gold

The year 12 Whitsunday Anglican School (WAS) girls volleyball team have claimed division 3 gold after a week of competition at the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup on the Gold Coast last week.

Touted as the largest school-based sporting event in the Southern Hemisphere, the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup is the marquee junior participation event in the national events portfolio, bringing together hundreds of secondary school teams from across Australia and New Zealand.

Led by coaches Nigel McDuff and Nikki Palmer, the WAS girls finished the group stage in second place after four wins and two losses.

The girls came up against third placed Merici College from Canberra and competition leaders St Scholastica's College from Sydney in the semi-finals, defeating both teams 2-1.

The undefeated semi-finals run saw them face old foes Merici College in the gold medal match, defeating the southerners 2-1 in the final on Saturday.

The WAS year 12 boys also made Mackay proud, falling agonisingly short of finals in their division 3 campaign.

The boys, led by coaches Kade Palmer and Jamie Novosel, finished the tournament with five wins and four losses to place fifth overall.

WAS year 12 girls have walked away from the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup with gold medals

WAS year 12 girls finished the tournament in fifth place. Photos supplied

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