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VOLL AZINE OF THE WEEKLY MAG ) RIL 5-6, 2013 ROUND 1 (AP

H C N U A L N O SEAS

CAN SOUTH OR MT LOFTY END THE REIGN OF USC LION?

MT LOFTY v SOUTH NORWOOD v HENLEY

GRAND FINAL & PRELIMINARY FINAL LOSERS CLASH TO OPEN THE STATE LEAGUE SEASON

USC LION v AUSTRAL > INSIDE vsa dig. 2013 state 02 league preview 02

See how your team shapes up for the upcoming season.

FROM THE VSA VAULT

From the VSA archives, we take a look at a past season.

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KNIGHTS feature

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RESULTS and STANDINGS

The new kids on the block are Look back at how the 2012 looking to make an impact. season finished up.


JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL

The future is looking bright

season preview

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he future of Volleyball in South Australia looks promising, with a record number of teams registering in Junior League’s in 2013. The junior season, which starts in May and runs for 16 weeks, will see 106 teams from schools and clubs competing. The Junior League has enjoyed rapid growth over the past four years, with only 72 teams participating in 2010. Norwood will look to continue their success in the Juniors, after finishing first in the Divison One U/19’s in 2013.

VOLLEYBALL SA

VSA launches tipping comp

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here is an extra reason to follow State League Volleyball in 2013, with VSA starting a tipping competition for the upcoming season. The top three tippers at the end of the season will be rewarded for their efforts with some great prizes. The competition is free, and can be joined by signing up at mysportstips.net Competition Number: 10346 Password: volleyball2013

TIME FOR TAKE OFF: The State League season launched at Brighton on March 23.

PLENTY TO PLAY FOR IN 2013 DAVID PENROSE

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fter a long off-season, the Volleyball South Australia 2013 State League season hits off this weekend, in what promises to be an exciting year for Volleyball in the state. The 2012 State League season produced some high quality Volleyball, and in extremely competive leagues the Premier side came from second spot in both the men’s and women’s competitions. A year after going through the season undefeated, Norwood’s men were defeated by Mt Lofty in the Grand Final despite finishing first. While in the women’s, USC Lion came from second spot to secure a sixth consecutive title with victory over Mt Lofty. With Mt Lofty and USC Lion the hunted in their respective leagues, their rivals have hit back with solid pre-seasons and strenghthening of their squads.

COVER IMAGE:

The result is a host of teams that are capable of pushing for top honours, as the calibre of the State League rises to a new level.

VSA Weekly Dig previews each of the six League teams, with a summary of key players, player movements over the summer, as well as a glance back at how © Peter Argent/VSA they finished in 2012. 02 VSA DIG. | volleyballsa.com.au Ella Mansell (Mt Lofty) and Yvette Halstead (South Adelaide) at the VSA State League Launch on March 23.

Picture: Peter Argent

AUSTRAL

MEN HEAD COACH: Simon Phillips 2012 SEASON: 6th, 5-10 KEY PLAYERS: Fraser Smith INS: Grant Mutton, Jed Flavel OUTS: Brandon Long, Adam Harris WOMEN HEAD COACH: Adam Harris 2012 SEASON: 4th, 7-8 (Lost SF) KEY PLAYERS: Beth Carey. INS: Beth Carey, Cathy Carey, Sheena Peters OUTS: Bonnie Poulter, Karola Laventure

NORWOOD

MEN HEAD COACH: Andy Hunter 2012 SEASON: 1st, 11-4 (Lost GF) INS: Not provided OUTS: Nik West WOMEN HEAD COACH: Andy Hunter 2012 SEASON: 5th, 5-10 INS: Not provided OUTS: Not provided

HENLEY

SOUTH ADELAIDE

MT LOFTY

USC LION

MEN HEAD COACH: Matthew Lane 2012 SEASON: 3rd, 8-7 (Lost PF) KEY PLAYERS: Brad Tutton, Travis Moran. INS: Not provided OUTS: Not provided

MEN HEAD COACH: Alex Moncrieff 2012 SEASON: 5th, 6-9 KEY PLAYERS: Luke Bonser. INS: Jimmy Dowley, Brad Wood, Tim Berry, Tim Martin. OUTS: Andrew Dwyer, Isaac Kapa, Craig Donnellan, Dylan Hurem. WOMEN WOMEN HEAD COACH: Matthew Lane HEAD COACH: Andrew Dwyer 2012 SEASON: 6th, 0-15 2012 SEASON: 3rd, 8-7 (Lost PF) KEY PLAYERS: Becchara Palmer, Zina INS: Toni Lui, Amalia Wilson, Elka Stone. Jarvis, Chloe Jarvis. INS: Heike Jensen, Zoe Lambeff OUTS: Samantha Simmonds, Mel OUTS: Amalia Wilson Cross, Kim Wigg, Meagan Jacobsen. MEN HEAD COACH: Mike Chemny 2012 SEASON: 2nd, 9-6 (PREMIERS) KEY PLAYERS: Luke Hunyadi, Malachi Murch, Regan Fathers. INS: Jordan Cootti, Regan Fathers, Simon Gray, Aaron Potts, Sam Dalby OUTS: Marcus Jones, Josh Lowerie, Sascha Olerhi. WOMEN HEAD COACH: Tony Scott 2012 SEASON: 1st, 13-2 (Lost GF) KEY PLAYERS: Anna Maycock. INS: OUTS: Heike Jensen, Belinda Huff, Sheena Peters.

MEN HEAD COACH: Wally Waniarcha 2012 SEASON: 4th, 6-9 (Lost SF) KEY PLAYERS: Adam Diamanti INS: Cedric Legrand OUTS: Russell Moore WOMEN HEAD COACH: Luka Van Cauteren 2012 SEASON: 2nd, 12-3 (PREMIERS) KEY PLAYERS: Stacey Naismith, Olivia Orchard. INS: Jess Jones, Emily Mooney-Doe, Hayley Burt, Rachel Reeve. OUTS: Zoe Lambeff


NORTHERN KNIGHTS

ROUND 1 preview LEAGUE MEN WHO’S PLAYING? FRIDAY

08:30 PM

MT LOFTY

v SOUTH

BRIGHTON

1

MT LOFTY

2

SATURDAY

04:00 PM

USC LION

v AUSTRAL

MT LOFTY

2

SATURDAY

02:00 PM

NORWOOD

v HENLEY

MATCH OF THE ROUND (SATURDAY 2pm)

NORWOOD vs HENLEY

A clash between two 2012 finalists headlines round one of the men’s competition, with the Norwood Bears taking on the Henley Hawks. Norwood lost only four times on their way to the minor premiership in 2012, with two of those losses inflicted by the Hawks. The Bears will be looking for a better start to 2013, after stumbling to 1-3 after four weeks last season as they defended their 2011 premiership. Norwood will be keen to ammend for their Grand Final loss, but Henley will be just as hungry after succumbing to Mt Lofty a week earlier in the preliminary final. RECENT MEETINGS: RD 15, 2012

HENLEY

3-1

14-25 25-16 25-15 30-28

RD 05, 2012

HENLEY

3-0

29-27 25-22 25-17

RD 10, 2012

NORWOOD

3-1

19-25 28-26 25-18 25-18

ROUND 1 preview LEAGUE WOMEN WHO’S PLAYING? FRIDAY

07:00 PM

MT LOFTY

v SOUTH

BRIGHTON

1

MT LOFTY

1

SATURDAY

04:00 PM

NORWOOD

v HENLEY

MT LOFTY

1

SATURDAY

02:00 PM

USC LION

v AUSTRAL

MATCH OF THE ROUND (FRIDAY 7pm)

MT LOFTY vs SOUTH ADELAIDE

USC Lion continued their six-year reign of the women’s competition in 2012, but their rivals continued to close the gap. Mt Lofty took out the minor premiership, but were unable to hold off the second-placed USC in the Grand Final, losing a five-set contest. South Adelaide were the next closest side, but lost to Mt Lofty on four occasions, including in the preliminary final. With a new coach, 2012 Men’s Premiership winning coach Tony Scott, the Mt Lofty women will be looking to get their season off to a strong start against a team that will again be around the mark once more in 2013.

Growing the game North DAVID PENROSE he growth of Volleyball north of the city continues in 2013, with the Northern Knights increasing their participation in the State League. The Knights, in their third year in the competition, will increase their quota of teams to five as they field a Women’s reserve team for the first time, as well as a second division one men’s side. The goal for the Knights is to lay the foundation for a possible inclusion into the State League from 2014. And the Knights showed plenty of improvement last season, as their division one women’s side narrowly missed out on a berth in the finals. The continual growth of the game in the Northern suburbs goes beyond the Knights’ State League teams, with last year’s successful launch of the Northern Junior League for players aged under 19.

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The Knights open their 2013 reserves campaign with men’s and women’s clashes against Austral (Friday night) and Norwood (Saturday) over the weekend.

KNIGHTS

RESERVES MEN HEAD COACH: Kelvin Grace 2012 SEASON: 6th, 5-13 RESERVES WOMEN HEAD COACH: Ryan Bray 2012 SEASON: First season.

KNIGHTS: Knights players at the State League launch. Picture: Peter Argent

THE YEAR WAS...

1991

MEN’s PREMIERS: Mt Lofty MEN’s BEST & FAIREST: N/A WOMEN’s PREMIERS: Mt Lofty WOMEN’s BEST & FAIREST: Tanya Gooley & Deb Farlem < PICTURE: Richard Nedille in action for Tea Tree Gully against the Cheetahs. (April 28, 1990).

RECENT MEETINGS: PF, 2012

MT LOFTY

3-0

25-19 25-22 25-17

RD 07, 2012

MT LOFTY

3-2

25-20 20-25 28-30 25-17 15-12

RD 12, 2012 RD 02, 2012

MT LOFTY MT LOFTY

3-1 3-0

21-25 25-19 25-21 25-16 25-17 25-10

25-11

Nippy’s Spikezone “Player of the Week” for week 5 is Rory. Rory plays for the Brighton Destroyers in the Brighton 4/5 competition. Rory is enthusiastic and a good team player and enjoyed receiving his prize!!

volleyballsa.com.au | VSA DIG. 03


RESULTS (2012 GRAND FINAL)

Standings (after round 16, 2012)

LEAGUE MEN MT LOFTY

1

d NORWOOD

3-0

1

d MT LOFTY

3-2

1

d NORWOOD

3-1

d MT LOFTY

1 3-2

1 3-1

1

d AUSTRAL P

3-2

3

4

5

2

3

4

5

2

3

4

2

3

4

2

3

4

25-16 25-19 21-25 18-25

12/04/13 13/04/13 13/04/13

07:00 PM

5

02:00 PM 04:00 PM

USC LION

5

AUSTRAL

v HENLEY

LEAGUE WOMEN

15-11

1

MT LOFTY

1

v NORWOOD BRIGHTON

13/04/13

04:00 PM

USC LION

v MT LOFTY

RESERVES MEN 13/04/13 13/04/13 13/04/13

09:00 AM

10:30 PM 12:00 PM

13/04/13 13/04/13

09:00 AM

10:30 PM 12:00 PM

1

MT LOFTY

2

MT LOFTY

2

VENUE/COURT NORWOOD SOUTH

MT LOFTY

v HENLEY

v KNIGHTS

v AUSTRAL

RESERVES WOMEN 1304/13

1

MT LOFTY

SOUTH

v HENLEY

MT LOFTY SOUTH

NORWOOD

MT LOFTY

1

MT LOFTY

1

MT LOFTY

1

VENUE/COURT v AUSTRAL v KNIGHTS v HENLEY

MT LOFTY

2

MT LOFTY

2

MT LOFTY

2

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52%

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15 15 15

9 6 6 5

6 9 9

10

33 30 24 26

26 35 36 37

56% 46% 40% 41%

51% 48% 50% 49%

33 27 27 25

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

MT LOFTY

15

13

2

42

10

81%

58%

41

3

SOUTH ADELAIDE

15

8

7

31

29

52%

50%

31

4

USC LION AUSTRAL

NORWOOD HENLEY

15 15 15 15

12 7 5 0

3 8

10 15

38 28 20 9

15 34 35 45

72% 45% 36% 17%

53% 49% 47% 44%

39 29 25 15

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

1

NORWOOD

18

15

3

51

23

69%

54%

48

3

AUSTRAL

18

11

7

40

31

56%

51%

40

2 4 5 6 7

USC LION

SOUTH ADELAIDE HENLEY

KNIGHTS

MT LOFTY

RESERVES WOMEN

18 18 18 18 18

13

5

8

10

5

13

7 4

11

14

44 37 29 26 21

26 38 39 46 45

63% 49% 43% 36% 32%

52% 50% 48% 47% 48%

44 34 32 28 26

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

1

MT LOFTY

15

12

3

39

20

66%

53%

39

3

NORWOOD

15

11

4

37

21

64%

53%

37

2 4 5 6

SOUTH ADELAIDE USC LION AUSTRAL HENLEY

DIV ONE MEN

15 15 15 15

11 6 4 1

4 8

11

13

38 27 21 6

19 29 35 44

67% 48% 38% 12%

53% 51% 48% 40%

37 26 23 16

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

1

MT LOFTY 1

16

15

1

46

11

81%

58%

46

3

USC LION

16

10

6

34

26

57%

51%

36

2 4 5 6 7 8 9

MT LOFTY 3 MT LOFTY 2 NORWOOD HENLEY 2

SOUTH ADELAIDE AUSTRAL

HENLEY 1

10 KNIGHTS

VSA WEEKLY DIG.

15

1

RESERVES MEN

VENUE/COURT AUSTRAL

Set%

37

6

08:30 PM 02:00 PM

SA

4

5

12/04/13 13/04/13

SF

11

2

5

v NORWOOD BRIGHTON v MT LOFTY

L

15

6

VENUE/COURT SOUTH

W

NORWOOD

5

UPCOMING fixtures (round 02) LEAGUE MEN

P

1

4

25-14 25-18 21-25 25-20

DIV ONE WOMEN MT LOFTY

2

25-23 23-25 13-25 25-12 17-15

DIV ONE MEN MT LOFTY1 d MT LOFTY3

LEAGUE MEN

5

24-26 25-18 25-22 28-26

RESERVES WOMEN USC LION

4

14-25 21-25 25-21 25-22 15-12

RESERVES MEN USC LION

3

25-17 25-23 25-22

LEAGUE WOMEN USC LION

2

DIV ONE WOMEN

16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16

15 9 9 8

1 7 7 8

6

10

3

13

5 0

11

16

46

12

35

26

33 30 31 26 20 5

31 35 35 38 44 48

79% 57% 52% 46% 47% 41% 31% 9%

55% 51% 50% 47% 51% 49% 47% 42%

46 34 34 32 28 26 22 16

P

W

L

SF

SA

Set%

Pts%

PTS

1

MT LOFTY

14

10

4

36

19

65%

55%

34

3

NORWOOD

14

10

4

33

20

62%

53%

34

2 4 5 6 7 8

AUSTRAL PURPLE SOUTH ADELAIDE KNIGHTS

USC LION

AUSTRAL WHITE HENLEY

14 14 14 14 14 14

10 10 9 5 1 1

4 4 5 8

13 13

35 31 32 22 9 8

20 20 16 30 39 40

64% 61% 67% 42% 19% 13%

52% 51% 55% 48% 43% 41%

34 34 32 23 16 16


VSA Weekly Dig Round 1, 2013