FOCUS: Nicola Thorburn in action at the volleyball comp.
FOCUS: Nicola Thorburn in action at the volleyball comp. Philippe Coquerand

Volleyballers enjoy 'big dig' in Mundubbera

VOLLEYBALL: The Mundubbera State School hosted "A Big Dig in the 'Dub' volleyball competition at the weekend in an effort to raise money for the team to head to Melbourne at the end of the year.

Coach Adrian Brady said the event was a huge success.

"It was a great day with lots of laughs. The atmosphere was just great throughout the day,” Brady said.

"The Big Dig in the 'Dub is definitely not an event that centres on athleticism or how skilful you are as a volleyball player. The Big Dig in the Dub is more about how much fun you can have laughing with others and more so laughing at yourself when you dive for the ball and end up with a face full of sand.”

Brady said the day couldn't have been successful without the supporters and volleyball players.

"Thank you to the lions club cooking the BBQ and to all of the parents and helpers on the day,” he said.

"Last year the girls places 6th and we are hoping to better that this year.”

"The girls have been training very hard and are keen to test their skills at a national level.”

Brady said there will be more fund-raisers down the track.

"This was the first of three fund-raisers to be held for our upcoming Melbourne trip to the Australian All School Volleyball Cup in December. A team of under-15 girls will compete against Australia's best teams,” he said.

"Our next fundraiser is on Saturday October 7 which will be nine holes, three-ball ambrose golf day at the Mundubbera golf course.”

"Registration will be at 12.30pm. There will be burgers and snacks for sale, raffles and plenty of giveaways. You do not have to be a golfer or part of a team to attend.”

Our final fundraiser will be a trivia night also at the golf club in November. Date to be confirmed.

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