Dragon’s Flaming Chalice 2017

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Coffs Harbour Volleyball Association (CHVA) was represented by 3 teams in the annual Flaming Chalice Volleyball competition in Brisbane. The event had 86 teams competing; including Volleyball Queensland Representative Teams and all the major clubs from QLD.

Playing Women’s Div 2, CHVA came away in 5th position; narrowly missing out on playoff’s for 3rd by 1 point in a count back. The ladies squad mustered their enthusiasm and energy to have amazing rallies; picking up back court, setting clean, aiming true, hitting hard and blocking high.
The ladies squad, which has shown amazing improvement over the last year, was bolstered with the experience of Annette and Pauline, providing amazing setting skills and direction. CHVA Ladies team CC’s was made up of Annette Mainey, Monique Dickens, Pauline Buhler, Crystal Holmes, Ashley Passlow, Sami Loader, Amy Kay, Georgia Martin, and Yoko Nishi. Monique Dickens was scored the most points towards MVP for the team.

CHVA Women's Team

Men’s Division 2 had 18 teams, with the Coffs’ Teams taking out 3rd and 6th.
CHVA Big Bananas came away with 3rd place in Div 2. The team had great wins with strong blocking, great back court, aggressive serving and great leadership from the setters and team captain, Simon Alexander. Representing on the Big Bananas was Simon Alexander, Tony Loader, Oz Ikiz, Davi Sandhu, Luke Dickens, Lukas Holland, Craig Ellem and Dean Watkins. Tony Loader scored the most points towards MVP for the team.

Big Bananas Team

Big Bananas sensible

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CHVA Mutton Birds came away with 6th in Men’s Div 2 after a heated battle against the Big Bananas to make it into playoffs . The team posted good results with strong middle play by Robb Kitchner and Marty Buhler, setting style from Jono Ticli and Adam Kay and great digs, hits and side outs from all the team, including Joseph Pronesti, Paul Shaw and Daryl Ning. Adam Kay and Joseph Pronesti shared the honours for most points towards MVP for the team.

Mutton Birds

Volleyball trips are a great way for teams to bond and CHVA make the most of every opportunity to have some Volleyball fun!

BBQ Night

E.O.I Jacaranda Tourney

Expressions of interest are being sort for those interested in going to Grafton for the 2016 Jacaranda Tourney (start of November). It is a mixed six-a-side event (min two girls on each team), with lots of volleyball.

Please see Adam, Jono or any CHVA committee member to put your name down for more information. E.O.I form will be near Leigh-Erin on Thursday nights.

E.O.I Good Neighbour Tournament

Expressions of interest are being sort for those interested in travelling down to Canberra for the 2016 Good Neighbour tournament to be held the 19th and 20th of November.
Please see Adam, Jono or any CHVA committee member to put your name down for more information. E.O.I form will be near Leigh-Erin on Thursday nights.

Once expressions are received, an info night will be organised to talk about options.

NSW State Cup

Coffs Harbour Volleyball Association took 3 teams down to Newcastle to compete in the NSW State Cup round on the 14th and 15th of May.

CHVA’s Ladies team was made up of Rebekah Abood, Monique Dickens, Kate Gersbach, Amy Kay, Heidi Paynter, Yoko Ticli and Candy Yip. This is the first all ladies team to represent Coffs Harbour in a state event for many years. Competing against well rehearsed teams from NSW, the girls improved their game throughout the weekend and showed everyone they have the ability and motivation to cause some upsets in the future. Yoko and Bek did a great job controlling play when setting; Amy and Kate were hustling, feeding the balls and attacking as outside hitters; Candy and Monique used their height to pressure the opponents, with some awesome blocks and middle attacks. Heidi Paynter lead the way as the MVP for her all round contributions in passing, serving and attacking plays.

CHVA Division 1 Men’s team came up against strong competition from mainly Sydney based teams. The games provided tight, tough, entertaining and fast volleyball. Running the show were Chris Paynter and Oz Ikiz, setting up plays and dictating attacking raids. The Raiders were Paul Jones, Tony Loader and brothers Ryan and Damon Bienefelt. The boys swung hard all weekend with relentless abandon. Centre blockers Lukas Holland and Luke Dickens were running their plays through the middle and putting up blocks that challenged the opposition.

CHVA Division 2 Men played against teams from Sydney, Newcastle and Armidale. Jono Ticli led the way with his Blocking, setting and hitting prowess. Adam Kay and Adrian Gersbach were his wingmen; helping out with setting, hustling and attacking. Spikers bringing home the bacon were Kyle Banks, Marty Buhler, Davi Sandhu and Ben Hutchinson. Marty showed his experience and lead the way for 15 y/o Ben and first time rep player Davi to swing outside. Ben Sims smashed his way through the middle with no mercy for the other teams. The guys made it to the Grand final for their division, going down to the wire in a physical, heated and vocal game.

All around a great effort from all our teams and players.

Daylight Beach Tourney

beach court

With blue skies and pristine waters off the jetty as a backdrop, Coffs Harbour Volleyball Association hosted their inaugural Autumn Beach Volleyball tournament on Saturday 2/4/16. The tournament attracted both local and visiting players, with 11 teams participating in the multiple pool event. Local guys Jono Ticli and Chris Paynter took out the men’s division, and local ladies Amy Kay and Rebekah Abood won the women’s.