Volleyball WA has been further expanding into regional Western Australia as part of the Alcohol Think Again Regional Accessibility Program. Volleyball WA visited Merredin and Northam from 6th August to 8th August 2018 to deliver a range of volleyball activities.
With the focus to further increase exposure and access to volleyball opportunities throughout regional WA, which saw more than 400 participants take part across the four day visit.
“The Merredin and Northam trip was a great opportunity to help promote the sport of volleyball. We were able to help Merredin College’s WA Schools Cup teams prepare for the upcoming tournament, as well as introduce the sport for the first time to a number of other kids.“ Volleyball WA Schools and Junior Development Coordinator David Riddell said.
“In Northam it was great to see all the kids enjoying the clinics at the primary school and also attending the local recreation centre in the afternoon to continue learning the game of volleyball.”
The grant Volleyball WA received was the Active Regional Communities Grant designed to increase opportunities for regional people to participate in sport and active recreational activities. These grants are significant in allowing Volleyball WA to visit regional areas of WA to support the growth of Volleyball and increase participation in these areas.
“These grants are imperative in assisting with the promotion of Volleyball in regional WA. Volleyball is the game for all and it’s great to see so many participants involved in our regional programs.” Volleyball WA CEO Robyn Kuhl said.
As a result of the Volleyball WA visits, Northam Recreation Centre and Merredin Regional Community & Leisure Centre have joined the volleyball family as Bronze Club Affiliates.
Volleyball WA will implement the Accessible Education initiative in the region and continue working on plans to expand the Alcohol. Think Again Regional Education Program throughout regional WA.
To find out more and to discover how your club can get involved, please contact Volleyball WA.