West Leederville: Twins shared love for volleyball

Twins Thomas and Oscar Love. Picture: Martin Kennealey.
Twins Thomas and Oscar Love. Picture: Martin Kennealey.

WEST Leederville twins Oscar and Thomas Love have plenty in common, including a shared talent for volleyball.

The non-identical twins recently returned from Bendigo in Victoria where they were part of WA’s under-15 boys School Sport WA volleyball team.

WA lost the final day play-off for fifth position to ACT, however Oscar Love said the tournament was a great experience and opportunity to play alongside other State level boys.

“Overall we won one game, but I think the boys really improved as the tournament went on and most importantly we had fun,” Oscar said.

When it comes to the question of who’s the better player, the boys said it was tough to say given they play different roles.

However one thing they could agree on was their inspiration – their dad.

“Dad played a lot of volleyball at university, playing with a state Victorian at the time; he then introduced it to us,” Tom said.

“We started playing volleyball in first term of Year 8, and then just kept improving our skills.”

State coach Matt Murphy said the Love twins, who attend school and play for Hale School, performed well in Bendigo.

“They bring strong qualities to the team such as leadership and experience,” Mr Murphy said.

The twins’ dedication has certainly paid off – training seven days and playing two games a week while juggling a full load of school work, they have been nominated to play for Hale’s 1st VI in the coming season.

It means the Year 10 boys will play alongside and against Year 11 and 12 students.

“We’re looking forward to the experience and playing against the best players from the different schools,” Tom said.