Schools: Volleyball programs

Two schools in my electorate, Monbulk College and Upwey High School, and Billanook College just outside my electorate, have longstanding and highly successful volleyball programs. All three schools competed in the recent Victorian Volleyball Schools Cup, with 160 teams competing at the State Volleyball Centre.

Congratulations to Monbulk College on its gold medal in the open girls honours and to the under-14 division 1 boys for securing silver in their first competition. Special congratulations to Alison Youlten on winning the most valuable player (MVP) award in the open girls division. Upwey High School had its biggest contingent ever, with 120 students and 15 teams, and it gained silver in the open boys division 1 and under-15 division 1 and bronze for the under-17 girls and under-16 girls.

Billanook College finished second overall in the championships, with gold in the under-16 girls and silver in the under-16 boys, under-14 girls, under-15 girls and under-17 girls. An impressive five Billanook players were awarded MVP. Well done!