Hope for spike in registrations

Spikezone has been designed to encourage young children to take up volleyball.
Spikezone has been designed to encourage young children to take up volleyball.

Volleyball WA community services co-oordinator John Sewell said Spikezone was a modified form of the game that provided an easy and user-friendly pathway for young players.

‘Commencing on Friday, May 2, a Spikezone competition will run through Term 2 and Term 3, over a 10-week period,’ Mr Sewell said.

‘Schools are encouraged to nominate teams of four players and as many teams as they like.’

For those who want to play but their school has not registered, individual students can attend the venue and be allocated to a team.

The sport involves a smaller sized court, lower net height, softer and lighter ball, fewer players and slight rule changes.

After school tournaments will be held on Friday afternoons from 4.15pm at Greenwood College, Rossmoyne High School and The Rise in Maylands, with a weekly $5 cost for all players.

‘This type of competition is aimed at teaching kids how to play the sport and to have fun in a social recreational environment,’ Mr Sewell said.

‘The venues will be supplied with umpires and some coaches to help assist the athletes on their learning path.

‘Volleyball WA also can provide in-school coaching clinics.’

For more information or to register, visit www.volleyball wa.com.au