The 2019 WA Volleyball League (WAVL) has concluded with a dominant Rossmoyne Volleyball club sweeping the women’s competition and the University of WA’s Men team clinching the State League title.
In front of one of the largest crowds in recent memory at a WAVL Grand Final, the teams provided an afternoon of thrilling matches for volleyball fans at Warwick Stadium. Beginning with the women’s matches, Rossmoyne looked set to walk away with at least one title after they qualified teams in every division.
In the State League Grand Final the Rossmoyne women came into the competition undefeated and had proved to be an almost overwhelmingly strong team during the season. However facing 2018 Grand Finalist ECU Chequers, Rossmoyne struggled in the early stages of the game with ECU claiming the first set. Rossmoyne answered the challenge in the second and while they faced a tough competition, the girls took the lead and claimed the state title in four sets.
In the men’s competition it was 2018 winners Northern Stars up against UWA for the State League title. Northern Stars finished the regular season as the minor champions, however UWA were clearly unfazed and cruised to a 25-15 first set. Recomposed and firing on all cylinders Northern Stars came back strong in the second to even the scoreboard at one set all. From then onwards the men went almost point for point, with both the third and fourth set going in UWA’s favour at 25-23 to clinch a hotly contested Grand Final.
In the State League Reserve competition the Rossmoyne Women defeated the Balcatta Cats 3-1 and helped secure a WAVL female title lock out for the club. While in the Men’s Grand Final, Fremantle and ECU thrilled with a five setter match. Fremantle, the minor Champions of the regular season, were able to hold off an electrifying ECU team to win the decisive fifth set 15-12.
‘Congratulations to the nine WA clubs who took part in the 2019 competition. It’s been a fantastic year in which the sport has been able to start implementing important steps in our games evolution.’ Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl said.
‘Sunday’s nail-biting matches and thrilling rallies were a fantastic send-off for the 2019 season. I congratulate the players, coaches, referees, clubs and spectators who took part and I look forward to the 2020 season.’
Complete results for the 2019 WA Volleyball League season can be found here: http://bit.ly/WAVL2019
For more information about the WA Volleyball League please contact the Volleybal WA office.