CC'17 Horsham

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CC'17 Horsham

June 05, 2017, 11:20 AM AEST








The 2017 MIXX FM Volleyball Victoria Country Championships is being hosted by Volleyball Horsham on June 10-12th 2017. The Championships are held every Queenís Birthday long weekend in June and have been conducted since 1970 when the first Country Championships were held in Bendigo.

This year there are 34 teams participating in both womenís and menís divisions from volleyball associations in; Western Victoria (Horsham, Geelong and Bellarine), Gippsland (Bairnsdale, Korumburra, South Gippsland, Latrobe Valley, Maffra), Central Victoria (Bendigo, Ballarat and Riddells Creek) with Sunraysia returning after a few years hiatus.

These championships will be the second biggest entries wise with 34 teams. Horsham successfully hosted 38 teams in 2006.

The player age across the team range from teenagers to over 50 demonstrating that volleyball is a sport for all ages. Many players from regional Victoria have had the opportunity to be selected to play for Victoria with a chosen few going on to represent Australia.

Latrobe Valley are the current menís and womenís division one champions as well as womenís division two, with Warrnambool the menís division two champions back to defend their title.  For the first time the championships will see champions crowned in menís and womenís division three after entries exceeded expectations.

Players will not only be playing for gold, silver and bronze medals in each division, but will also have the opportunity to be crowned as All Star Sevens. There will be a best setter and libero selected in each division and then the next best five players. Referees havenít been forgotten either with a referee of the tournament and referee encouragement awards presented.

Competition commences at 8am on Saturday the 10th of June across three venues in Horsham and will continue from 9am Sunday. Gold and bronze medal matches will be played on the Monday the 12th with the presentation ceremony scheduled for around 230pm on Monday.

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