National event for Priory trio

PUBLISHED: 10:04 15 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:16 24 May 2010

From left: Sophie Jones, Nisha Wells and Amie Stansbury.

From left: Sophie Jones, Nisha Wells and Amie Stansbury.

THREE players from Priory Junior Volleyball club have taken part in the National Regional Junior Championships at Sheffield.

THREE players from Priory Junior Volleyball club have taken part in the National Regional Junior Championships at Sheffield.They were chosen to represent the SW Region at Under-14 level. Nisha Wells, Amie Stansbury and Sophie Jones have taken part in Priory teams which have participated in the SW mini volleyball grand prix this season and have, since October, been part of the larger SW Under-14 training squad. At the national championships, representative teams of boys and girls play against the other English regions over a weekend. At Under-14 level the girls play in a four-a-side competition with the squads being split into A and B teams. At the end of the weekend the results of the two teams are combined to provide final placings. The SW Girls A team were losing semi-finalists, taking third place, and the B team came fifth. This gave them an overall position of fourth place out of the 10 regions. The girls returned from Sheffield having had a great experience, playing against some of the top players in the country, possibly some of those who will make up the GB volleyball team in the 2012 Olympics.Nisha, Amie and Sophie are the latest in a long line of Priory youngsters who have represented the SW Region in the national championships, this is the seventh consecutive year in which the club has supplied players to the SW squads.But now it is back to club volleyball. They will return to action at the final SW mini grand prix event in Melksham on May 20. In June and July they will take part in the summer outdoor events, a grass tournament in Exeter and beach tournaments in Poole and Exmouth.

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