Sorrento Sting volleyball fundraiser for Cancer Council


Peter and Cindy Meers with JJ.           d467361
Peter and Cindy Meers with JJ.         d467361

LOCAL volleyballer Peter Meers created a local club just over a year ago to give back to the game that had brought him joy from a young age.

But this weekend, it will be the game that is doing the giving when he and his wife Cindy use volleyball to raise funds for the Cancer Council.

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The Meers are holding a tournament through Sorrento Sting Beach Volleyball Club, which they own on Kitchener Street in North Beach.

Mrs Meers said they started the club using her husband’s decades-long experience in WA volleyball.

“Peter started playing volleyball in WA when he was young and had some very good volleyballers take him under their wing and help him improve,” she said.

“He wanted to give back to the game by creating a club where people of any ability were welcomed and could receive coaching to improve their skills. We have run a number of tournaments last year, of which almost all of them sold out.”

Mrs Meers said recruiting teams had been difficult this time around because there were other volleyball tournaments on this weekend.

But they had not missed their benchmark of 25 sides by too much, with 18 registered for the fundraiser.

Registrations have closed, but to donate to the Cancer Council through the event, visit www.sorrentovb.weebly.com.

There will be an auction of donated items on the day.