Fifth time lucky for District United

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: District United team members Dean Homicki, Gary Thomas, Stuart Jonai, Martin Steinocker, Doug May, Andrew Cooper, Andrew Denis, and Florian Holfinger.

WINNERS ARE GRINNERS: District United team members Dean Homicki, Gary Thomas, Stuart Jonai, Martin Steinocker, Doug May, Andrew Cooper, Andrew Denis, and Florian Holfinger.

District United has taken out the Daylesford Volleyball Association championship, but it’s been a long road to get there.

Playing fellow top team, Globbogym, this was District’s fifth attempt to win the open division trophy.

The first set of the grand final was led by the spiking domination of Doug May and Gary Thomas, from District, with scores of 25/12.

The second set was a closer contest, with young gun Ryan Coleiro setting well to his spikers Peter Hunt and Adam Tonna from Globbogym.

However, great team play from District had them win the set 25/20.

In the third set young Shannon Harraghy from Globbogym saved numerous balls spiked by the Districts Stewart Jonai to almost turn the match.

However, with Andrew Cooper and Andrew Denis pushing the ball up to their tall spikers Martin Steinocker and Dean Homicki the pressure continued to mount and District won the set and match 25/23.

The Daylesford Volleyball Association has eight teams playing in two divisions at the ARC every Monday night. Players aged from primary school years through to the Victorian junior teams are also part of the association. 

The Daylesford Volleyball Association has eight teams playing in two divisions at the ARC every Monday night. Players aged from primary school years through to the Victorian junior teams are also part of the association.

The 2017 season is beginning with both social and open divisions. The new season begins on Monday, February 6 at 6.30 pm at the ARC in Smith Street, Daylesford.

The Daylesford Volleyball Association welcomes new players including girls, boys, women and men in mixed competitions.

For more information about the game or the association, just turn up any Monday at 6.30 pm or telephone Colin on 5348 7674.