Priory claim SW title

PUBLISHED: 07:29 29 May 2006 | UPDATED: 09:21 24 May 2010

PRIORY Junior Volleyball Club teams travelled to Melksham to take part in the final round of the SW Mini Volleyball Grand Prix series.

PRIORY Junior Volleyball Club teams travelled to Melksham to take part in the final round of the SW Mini Volleyball Grand Prix series. Priory went into the day as leaders of the series, having pipped main rivals Wessex in each of the previous three events to take first place in each. For each of the previous three events Priory had entered two boys' Under-14 teams and a girls' Under-14 team. With Tom Bradley and Sean Disney on their way to Spain for a school trip, Priory could only enter one team in each division. It was left to Dan Prime, Stuart Lanham and Nisha Wells to win sufficient points to keep the Under-14 boys' team at the top of the table.Eventually at the end of a long afternoon they had won sufficient matches to take the runners-up place and were second only to Lydney, with whom they had one close defeat and one draw during the competition. At the end of the day, Priory were the SW Grand Prix Under-14 Champions and Lydney the runners-up. This was a good performance and follows on from their SW Mini Volleyball Championships victory in March, Priory have taken both the regional trophies available to them in their age group. The Priory girls, Amie Stanbury, Sophie Jones and Nisha Wells, all back from representing the SW Region at the National Finals in Sheffield, also played well, taking fourth place. Mention must be made of Nisha who played for both the boys' and girls' team on the day. This is now the end of the indoor season and in June the teams will start their summer season with an outdoor grass tournament in Exeter and a beach tournament in Exmouth, where Priory will defend the Under-14 trophy they won last year. It has been an excellent season for Priory and their last in mini volleyball, next season at Under-15 level they will go on to play six-a-side.At the Coaver Tournament in June both these squads will play with some of the older club players in their first six-a-side competition, all part of their preparation for next season.

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