Junior Dragon City Tournament Media Release

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Junior Dragon City Tournament Media Release

September 11, 2017, 10:07 AM AEST








Sunday (September 10th) saw junior volleyball teams from across Victoria converge on Bendigo for the annual Junior Dragon City Tournament. Sides travelled from areas including Riddells Creek, Melbourne and Murtoa and combined with teams from Bendigo, including Crusoe College to create a draw that encompassed 34 sides.

This year the tournament attracted many Junior Victorian sides as they used the match practise in preperation to travel to the Gold Coast to be part of the National Junior Volleyball Championships.

The tournament was once again hosted by the Bendigo Volleyball Association and all matches were conducted at the Benigo Stadium on Marong Rd. Matches were time limited to 45 minutes with matches starting in earnest at 9am and finals being played from 4.30pm. In all around 85 matches were completed on the day with approximatley 350 students taking to the court.

Teams competed across 8 divisions during the 1 day tournament, with every side playing at least 4 matches for the day leading into the finals.
In the Open Boys competition Rowville defeated Murtoa in an entertaining match that saw a 2 sets to 1 result. The 15 Boys Honours division Vic Blue defeated Vic West two sets to nil to take the final, 26-16, 25-19.

In the 17 Girls Honours the Vic Uni Vultures defeated Crusoe 2 sets to nil, 25-12, 25-17. While the Open Girls final saw Vic White defeat Vic West 2 sets to nil, 25-18, 26-24.
MacRobertsons College defeated Northern Volleyball in the 17 Girls Division 1; 2 sets to nil, 25-18, 28-26; while Maribyrnong were successful 2 sets to nil in their final win over Riddells Creek in the newly created mixed junior competition.

The last set of finals to take the court saw Vic White defeat Rowville in a tightly contested match 2 sets to 1 to take out the 15 Girls Honours Division, 17-25, 25-13, 15-8; while Rowville prevailed 2 sets to nil over Northern to win the 15 Girls Division 1 title.

For some sides their first tournament resulted in success, while other players gained valuable experience playing against sides from across the state.

Tournament Director Geoff Adcock said “The day was a huge success, with many Junior Volleyballers enjoying a full day of matches and developing their skills”.

The Bendigo Volleyball Association now look forward to their Senior Dragon City Volleyball event, scheduled to be held on the weekend of the 4th and 5th of November.

Scott Ross

Bendigo Volleyball Association.


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