South West Pirates/Warrnambool Volleyball Association to unveil honour board to celebrate history

Warrnambool Volleyball Association player Ethan Brown swings hard at the ball. Picture: Rob Gunstone
Warrnambool Volleyball Association player Ethan Brown swings hard at the ball. Picture: Rob Gunstone

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.