The volleyballers were hoping to win all games, as they did so in 2015, 2014 and 2013. The morning started well with the Year 7 side winning 3-0 thanks largely to some very accurate serving. They won every game 3-0 this season and were crowned undefeated premiers. The Year 10 side have seen some ups and downs through inconsistent performances. They defeated CHAC who finished second on the ladder and lost to WestMAC who finished beneath them on the ladder. Against JPC they lost the first set convincingly then started the second set and were down eight points quite quickly. After an emotional timeout where coach, Mr Henville, reinforced some basic structures the flight switched on and the boys barely lost a point for the remainder of the game to win 2 sets to 1. Hopefully this good finish to the season will provide some confidence and clarity about the importance of being focused for the duration of matches. The Year 10 side finished the season fifth with the same amount of wins as Redeemer and St John’s, however, both schools were about to win more sets in games they lost, which each set won adds a point to the ladder.
The 9.00am games saw an emphatic 3-0 victory to the undefeated premiers to the Seconds. Luca Matic was electric at the net spiking and blocking regularly as was Ashan Randula. Ben Holmes pointed out post game that the Year 12s in the side won their first game as a Year 8 team 3-0 back in 2012 and were able to get it done in their final game as Redbacks. The Year 8 side battled out a gritty 2-1 win in the final set. The boys finished the season with six wins and a third placing on the ladder.
The 10.00am games started with the Year 9 side outside playing a determined JPC unit. The Redbacks allowed some uncharacteristic errors and miscommunication enter their game. JPC started the game with only one win to their name, however, we able to cause an upset winning 2-1. The boys were disappointed, however, should be proud of their season.
The First side were keen to avoid a five setter and easily accounted for the JPC Firsts in the first set without much drama. JPC had not won a game heading into the game and they were not given an opportunity in the second or third sets, which the Redbacks won without too much pressure. The 3-0 victory was the same winning score in the Redbacks favour since 2013. The Firsts finished the season undefeated premiers.
The Year 8 TAS Supp side went down in a closely fought affair to the Year 9 CHAC side in the 1v2 final in the Year 7/8/9 TAS Supplementary Volleyball Competition. The Year 7 TAS Supp side defeated the Year 7 CHAC side to finish the season third. The TAS Supp Competition will continue to develop into more games and opportunities moving forward. The attitude of the boys in these two teams, and support from their families, has been outstanding this season.