Monday, September 18, 2017

2017 WAVL Rossmoyne volleyball

The 2017 WAVL season ended a few weeks ago. In my third year of playing volleyball for Rossmoyne Club, and unfortunately this year we just didn't have the numbers to make a Masters team.

The beginning of the season was chaotic to say the least. Two Superleague 2 teams were selected and nominated, but with 11 players named in the first and only 3-4 in the second team. The 4 of us oldies were mixed in with the youngies (15, 16, 17 year olds!).  After a few weeks of being swapped in and out of the 2 teams to make up numbers, we finally decided to make the move into the second team.

From being near bottom of the ladder with instability and lack of cohesive player positions, we slowly climbed up the ladder. Our commitment and defensive strength saw us gain 3rd position at our highest.

But some of the teams were stronger than usual this year,  the closure of Perth Coastal club meant that several players transitioned to other clubs and players would then filter down. Balcatta in particular were extremely strong!!

For the 3rd consecutive year, we made it to the preliminary finals, with a 3v4 playoffs but couldn't make the win to get through to the next stage. So, a year of change ... adjustment ... and just a little bit of frustration at not improving as much as we could.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Collie Coal Cup 2017

Collie rolls around in August of every year - as in the Collie Coal Cup Country Volleyball tournament. Last year we went dressed as M&Ms.

Where's Wally in 2011

I'm not very good with names and dressups, I leave that creative stuff to other people. Something not too fancy or fussy or expensive will do me. This year's theme of "Dominos" was perfect.

We have 8 in our team but Chris is injured, so with 7 players and I libero for some of the games.

We opted to play in A-reserve instead of A-grade this year, so Saturdays games are straight wins for us, and we move on to the serious business of partying on Saturday night.

I definitely enjoyed this year's Collie Comp a lot more ... we all seem to be on the same wavelength in terms of volleyball fun, and a relaxed bunch of bodies makes that easy

The aftermath of Saturday's frolics only affect one player in the team on Sunday ... we pull through to the finals, and win over Ashlea's team.

Such a good bunch of ladies to play with!!! The Collie Coal truck is currently making the rounds to each home   ;)

Monday, September 04, 2017

Tricks on the bike

This is Jimmy in Dec 2015 - he's 3 1/2. Loving his balance bike, trying to do wheelies ....

Fast forward to June 2017 -He's almost 5.

And yep. He's still into doing tricks!


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