The newly minted Volleyball WA Steel are gearing up to launch the new team at the upcoming Black v Gold competition at Warwick Stadium this Saturday.
WA’s senior men and women’s team will go head to head in an intra-team launch event to help celebrate the team’s new name. The event will showcase the Volleyball WA Steel’s 2018 roster of players and will help raise funds for the Volleyball WA Steel’s inaugural Australian Volleyball League campaign.
Volleyball WA Chief Executive Officer Robyn Kuhl said the launch event ‘will showcase the teams in an exciting new format designed to provide a faster paced spectacle for those watching.’ In a shift from traditional indoor volleyball games, the launch event will have games capped at one hour with less time outs.
“The action packed night will deliver powerful hits, big blocks and fast paced volleyball to get everybody excited about the talent we have in this state.“ Kuhl said.
“Volleyball fan or not, I invite everybody in WA to reinforce the Steel on November 10th at the Black v Gold event. Come and see how these teams are forging a new, stronger path for volleyball fans to be a part of. After months of development, both on and off the court, I can’t wait to see the Volleyball WA Steel in action.”
In 2017, under the previous Hornets and Pearl’s banner, WA’s top teams both made it through to the Australian Volleyball League Grand Final. Battling it out against the Melbourne University Blues and Queensland Pirates, both teams returned home with a silver medal.
Now two months into training, Volleyball WA Steel Captain Jennifer Harris believes the strength of the Volleyball WA Steel will be hard to match.
“The Volleyball WA Steel teams have been working hard and they are looking extremely strong. 2017 left everybody with a drive to return to the Australian Volleyball League fitter, stronger and more focused than ever. The new name is an exciting reset for us all and we feel more determined than ever to take out the national title.” Harris said.
The November 10 event will also include a special junior volleyball clinic open to high school aged students who want to improve their volleyball skills. The session will be run by the Volleyball WA Steel players and will include a two-hour clinic, Volleyball WA Steel supporter t-shirt and entry into the Black v Gold competition.
The Black v Gold event has a $5 door entry ticket and will have a bar, food and a range of giveaways and prizes. All the funds raised at the event and junior clinic will go towards the Volleyball WA Steel.
More information about the Volleyball WA Steel: Black v Gold event can be found here: http://bit.ly/SteelBlackvGold
More information about the Volleyball WA senior team rebranding can be found here: http://bit.ly/2MKqG5a