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Churchie Volleyball has grown in the past years to become a formidable force in the GPS schools sports. The programme hosts approximately 200 students annually across 21 teams from Years 7 to 12 and the official season is in Term 1. Based in the Sir John Pidgeon Sports Complex, teams commence trials in Term 4 of the preceding year with internal and external opportunities to progress through to final selections for the upcoming season. In past years the School has been well represented with national titles going to our senior team; many of these players still play in state and national teams.
Boys wishing to continue their development in the sport are invited to represent the School at national and state championships each year, with multiple boys currently registered in both levels of this programme.
Churchie Volleyball is well supported by dedicated parents forming the Volleyball Support Group. The Volleyball Awards Dinner at the end of Term 1 is well attended and a great way to celebrate the success of the individuals and teams involved in this constantly growing powerhouse within GPS Volleyball.
Volleyball became a new sport within the GPS system in 1992. Prior to that volleyball was part of the general physical education programme.
There was a time, according to The Viking when Churchie had “more volleyballs than players”. In 1994 volleyball became a GPS competition and the school fielded teams in U13 and U15, along with a squad which produced the Open A and B teams.
The first Volleyball premiership came four years later in 1998 and in 2012 Churchie Volleyball demonstrated that it is striving to be at the pinnacle of the GPS standings with 17 of the 19 teams finishing in the top two places in their respective age divisions.