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BBSSSA Beach Volleyball Championships
On a sunny Tuesday 29 November, the Year 11 Sports, Lifestyle and Recreation students travelled to Manly Beach to contest the Broken Bay Championships.

The morning started well, with calm conditions making for competitive games. The team got off to a great start, breezing past St Brigid’s Catholic College, winning two sets to nil. They then encountered a more competitive Mater Maria Catholic College team who pushed the boys early in the first set. We again won comfortably, three sets to nil.

By mid-morning, the southerly had whipped up and made conditions very tricky playing into the wind. Our toughest game of the day would be against St Paul’s Catholic College. The boys had some luck, winning the toss and playing with the wind. They got a great start, skipping to an early lead, but St Paul’s hung in there and we won a close first set. In the second, St Paul’s used the wind to their advantage and comfortably won the second set. The boys regrouped, and started the third and final set strongly, using the wind to dominate the opening points. St Paul’s struggled and at the change of ends, could not fight back. The boys winning a close game, two sets to one.

In our final game, we played St Leo’s Catholic College. The team was aware that a win would clinch them the title but started slowly, with Leo’s winning some easy points. However, the team kicked into gear and cruised to win convincingly, two sets to nil.

In what could be the last ever Broken Bay Beach Volleyball Championships – our boys came out on top. The team consisted of: Sione Ofahengaue, Tom Lawton, Jesse Brazier, Flynn Cosgrove, Blaine McIntosh, Harry Mitchell, Tobias Nolan, Riki Smith, Alex Vitoros and Tahj Werner.