PUBLISHED: 09:59 17 July 2006 | UPDATED: 09:36 24 May 2010
TEAMS from Priory Junior Volleyball Club travelled to Exmouth to take part in the SW junior championships. The Under-14 A team had already won the Under-14 indoor championships this season and were aiming to make it a
TEAMS from Priory Junior Volleyball Club travelled to Exmouth to take part in the SW junior championships.The Under-14 A team had already won the Under-14 indoor championships this season and were aiming to make it a double by winning the South West beach championships. On a windy day it was difficult to control the ball and a common feature was the missed serves, into the net from one end and out of court from the other. Fortunately Sean Disney, Ton Bradley and Nisha Wells coped better than the other teams and won all their games allowing them to win the regional beach title.The Under-14 girls team, Sophie Jones and Amie Stanbury, also played well, losing only to their A team and to Devizes Rockers. At the end of the day they were level on sets with Devizes, but had more points than the Wiltshire team,102 against 94, and took the runners-up slot. Both teams were presented with their trophies at the end of the day by the Mayor of Exmouth. Priory also had two new teams in action in their first tournament, the Under-12 boys and girls teams. The boys team, Sam Lawton, Matt Taylor and Brad Wheatley, played well to make fifth place out of eight teams, a credible performance in their first-ever tournament, winning two matches and drawing another. The girls team, Jasmine Crouch, Lucy Slater, Sophie Judd, Christine Gravell and Corina Coumis, did not win a match during the day, but came close a few times, again another good performance in their first event. This marks the end of the competitive season for Priory, though the Under-14 girls will play some friendly matches at Priory against a visiting Italian team on July 27. Next season they hope that the new teams will be able to emulate the successes of the Under-14 teams this season.