It has been so awesome to finally see the tournament in full swing. Many teams were up early at breaky to beat the traffic. Being organistation freaks we consistently arrive far too early….just the way we like it!!!
Most results are up on results page and some teams have updated their pages so check these out to hear some of the finer details. Mr Reads lessons learnt has just been updated so have a look for a good laugh.
I think all kids, coaches and drivers will agree that today was super successful and we can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings!
Biancka back setting
I think it may be easier to post photos through a daily post rather than in a gallery so you know which photos were taken on which day!
Momoka in action!
Tahlia in action!
Thanks to the U/17 girls and U/15 boys who were very loud supporters of the U/14 girls extremely close and exciting second match!
It has been another very enjoyable day here in Melbourne, today’s activities have been a mixed bag – including shopping, training and 3 teams playing their first round games.
Most teams were able to watch some or all of the AVL finals. This was exciting as we were able to support the Women’s WA Pearls Team in the Grand Final and Trent Mounter playing in the Men’s Bronze Medal match. Unfortunately the Pearls lost in 4 sets, however our students were inspired and eager to get on the court tomorrow!
Last chance training sessions gave everyone an opportunity to iron out any kinks before games get underway.
The first round games started at 6pm at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Center (MSAC). The teams that played were U/16 Girls Honours (Dixie’s Team), U/17 Girls Honours (Morgane’s Team) and U/15 Boys Honours (Craig’s Team). Unfortunately the 3 teams lost their games however, their coaches reported their teams put up a great fight with most sets being very close. We are putting this down to first game jitters but the students are in good spirits ready to try again tomorrow!
Teams are now in bed and ready for the start of a massively busy week…we can’t wait to get into it!!
A quick thank you to Chelsea who will be (and has been) taking photos for the gallery. Unfortunately there are not many photos today as the camera battery has just died but I will try and get them up tomorrow. Sorting the photos into days on the Gallery Page is proving to be a little out of my IT capabilities so they are a little all over the place!
Also, don’t forget to check out the Results Page over the week to see how your team is travelling and ‘Mr Read’s Lessons Learnt’ will be updated as of tomorrow.
Wish us luck!!!!
Today has been a busy day for everyone! We were spoilt for choice at breakfast this morning – getting a smorgasbord of bacon, eggs, spinach, mushrooms and baked beans on top of our usual continental breakfast! Happy faces all round!
The coaches and drivers set off early to pick up the buses, with the younger coaches tutoring the older coaches on how to use google maps-quite amusing at times!
Training kicked off at 1pm with all teams having a scratch match with another Rossy team. Coaches are very happy with how their teams played this afternoon, especially after a big day of traveling yesterday! The gym was a hot and steamy with little ventilation but that didn’t dampen the atmosphere! The intensity was awesome and everyone is now looking forward to their skill sessions tomorrow.
Having the morning off allowed everyone to go out and experience a bit of Melbourne shopping and sight seeing. Most teams visited the Victoria Street markets or the DFOs, although some teams found more excitement in the slushies from the local 7/11!!
We finished the day with a lovely BBQ out in the garden in some surprisingly warm weather. Tomorrow we all head to Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Center to register our teams and watch the Australian Volleyball League Finals. We are also lucky enough to have one of our teams (U/15 Girls Honours) help out with ball keeping for some of the finals!!
Good luck to U/17 Girls Honours (Morgane’s team), U/15 Boys Honours (Craig’s Team) and U/16 Girls Honours (Dixie’s Team) who all play their first games tomorrow night!!
Check out Day 2 photos in the gallery and keep an eye on the Team pages (horizontal menu above) – we will try and update these where possible 🙂
Well, we have all arrived safely in Melbourne and everyone is currently getting ready for bed to get a good night sleep before a big day of training and shopping/sightseeing tomorrow. Both flights were very smooth with little turbulence and we were all pleased to see that we had our own screens for personalised movie selection!
The students have been extremely well behaved and we are so pleased to have had staff from the airlines commend the Rossmoyne kids for their behaviour and manners. Well done team!!!
The accommodation at International House has changed slightly since last year…the basketball courts are gone (at least there will be no nagging from coaches to put shoes on!) and Wadham building (rooms) is out of action, meaning all other buildings are basically at capacity! Those lucky enough to be staying in Scheps building (affectionately known as ‘the round house’) will be spending the first half of the week trying to figure out the shortest direction to their room from the lift/stairs/bathrooms and trying to retrieve their pillow from that annoying gap behind the bed because of the odd shaped rooms!
Check out the photos from day one in the gallery link 🙂
We are only a couple of weeks out from the tour and the weather is not the only thing getting hot!!! Many teams are now training 3 times a week in order to work on refining their skills and playing scratch matches against other Rossmoyne teams as well as some of our WA rivals from nearby high schools.
During this time we encourage all of our volleyballers to ensure they are preparing well for the tour. Make sure you are getting enough sleep, eating well and your are managing any niggling injuries you may have.
SUCCESS IS NOT AN ACCIDENT – ‘are the habits you have today on par with the dreams you have for tomorrow’….