In a triumph of spectacular proportions, Trinity’s 1st Winter Volleyball team has served, blocked, spiked and jousted its way to victory in the NSW State Knockout volleyball tournament.
It was the first time Trinity Grammar School was able to participate in the competition, due to clashes with other volleyball sporting fixtures in previous years. The team lost no time making the competition its own.
The Knockout, held at Sydney’s State Sports Centre saw six schools from around NSW pit their talents against one another in back-to-back matches that were both entertaining and nail-biting.
Under the watchful eye of Director of Volleyball, Andrew Simos the boys from Years 10 to 12 have been training together twice a week after school for two years. Their cohesion and unity was evident match after match during the Knockout. “It’s a great achievement, considering we’ve never competed in the tournament before,” said Mr Simos.
Led by team captain Lewis Jupp, and tournament coach Dimitri Sidiropoulos, (2012 School Captain and Australian Under 19s representative), the Trinity team played a hard-fought five games in total, with the final game being one of the most gripping. Trinity triumphed 2-0 (25-22 and 25-18) against worthy opponent Cherrybrook High School in a close game that saw both teams give it their all.
In a bonus coup for the School, team member Matthew Rorie from Year 11 was named Most Valuable Player by coaching staff from the participating schools.
Celebrations were brief as many of the Trinity team members had to back up their Knockout performance with further stoushes in the State Under 19s competition later the same day.
Winning is not new to the team, as it was recently crowned undefeated premiers in the CAS/GPS competition.
Congratulations Trinity 1st Winter Volleyball team members Oliver Arkell, Jared Attia, Peter Braga, Jarryd Fernandes, Daniel Gabriel, Lewis Jupp, Thomas Mackenzie, Matthew Rorie, Hugh Sixsmith, Angus Webster and Ben Wheen.
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