VOLLEYBALL royalty are to be lauded when South West Pirates unveil an honour board to celebrate their past and present state players and coaches.
It looms as a key feature in the Warrnambool Volleyball Association’s seaside tournament on Saturday.
President Steve Young said Warrnambool had a decorated history of producing top-tier talent and deemed it important to celebrate its success.
He revealed the board – which names 51 players and coaches – was the result of more than 12 months research and work.
“Our playing height was probably from the mid-seventies to the mid-nineties. We’ve still proved to be pretty steady since then,” Young said.
“So Andrew Van Baaren and I sat down and went through the archives to find each (Victorian or Australian) player or coach and it’s been worthwhile.
“We hope there will be a a few come in from out of town to join our locally-based people recognised on the board. It’s quite a special occasion.”
The board’s unveiling, complete with catering, will begin at 4pm.