Five Mandurah Baptist students fight for spots in Australian Junior Volleyball Championships

L to R - Ellie Adams, Shona Howie, Riley Branch, Sheehan Howie & Josh Howat. Photo: Jon Hewson
L to R - Ellie Adams, Shona Howie, Riley Branch, Sheehan Howie & Josh Howat. Photo: Jon Hewson

FIVE Mandurah Baptist College students have been selected for the squad phase selection stage of the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships (AJVC).

Year 10 students Shona Howie and Ellie Adams, Year 11 student Josh Howat and Year 12 students Sheehan Howie and Riley Branch will all fight for spots in the championships.

The students would compete for spots in either the under 19 boys, under 17 boys or under 17 girls.

The squad phase stage of the competition is a time when students skills are further assessed during training, which would take place twice a week.

Students would also complete a physio screening and physical fitness test.

Photo: Jon Hewson

Mandurah Baptist College staff member Lenie Howie said she believed Mandurah Baptist had the most students chosen from a regional school.

She said if students made it through the squad phase, they would compete in the championships.

“They would become part of the team due to compete in the AJVC as a selected player or train on,” she said.

Designated coaches and managers from Volleyball WA would accompany the students from September 30 to October 6 to the Coomera Sports Centre in the Gold Coast, if students were successful in trial selections.