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Heathfield Team of the Century Dinner - Convention Centre 2007
Heathfield's night of nights.The boys and the girls "Teams of the Century are announced in a stunning evening with 250 guests.
Well done to these Heathfield Volleyball students and coaches who have been selected in the Secondary School Sport South Australian 15 and Under State Volleyball Team, commonly referred to as the U16 State Team. They will be playing in Sydney during August. Best of luck for what is a fantastic adventure.
Players: Henry Ambagtsheer,Isabella Baldwin and Eva Beckman
Coaches: Peter Giannes, Dave Bennett and Alice Holmberg
Junior League 2016
The Junior League season is underway with teams doing very well so far. The quickest form of communication for the draw each week will be through Team App. The instructions are on the link below.
Each week the schedule will be posted on team app and the competitons page/Junior League section of this website as well.
We had a huge turn out to the first squad meeting and we are all looking forward to another exciting year. We have a busy first term and lots of information was distributed, the list below are the forms that were given out.
Gold to the Open Hon Boys and U15 Hon Boys
Silver to U17 Hon Girls, U16 Hon Girls and U16 Hon Boys, U14 Girls
Bronze to Open Hon Girls and U17 Girs Div 1 (2)
Also Heathfield won the overall Boys Champions trophy
More details and photos go to the competitons page,then scroll to the Australian Schools Cup section.
Information about teams, training, players handbook etc is on the Competitions page.
For more regular communication please download the Team App with all of the details on the back page of Parent Letter 2.
Good luck to all teams!
Congratulations to the Yr 9 Boys for the win over Brighton and Yr9 Girls for their efforts to go down to Brighton in a close one.
Boys: Henry Ambagtsheer, Sam Binder, William Bryars, Alec Bryars, Royce Cotter, Lachlan Cross, Charlie Day, Lucas Mark-Seymour and Cooper Spry. Coach- Mia Heikkonen.
Girls: Bella Baldwin, Maddi Cordes, Georgia James, Alice Kelleher, Ella Lawson, Olivia Swan, Sophie McTaggart and Cooper Cassidy Coach- Peter Giannes
Well done the U17 Girls team for the win in Div 1 and the U17 Boys 2nd and U16 Boys 4th. Another outstanding weekend and a huge thank you to Peter Giannes for organising the trip, Rob and Jen Ambagtsheer for their work in catering and to all of the parents who provided transport.
A fantastic result for both teams so close to a gruelling State Cup weekend. The boys defeated Westminster, Hallett Cove, Paralowie and Brighton in the Grand Final 2-0 coming back from being well down in both sets. The Girls defeated Henley, Hallett Cove and Adelaide in the Semi-final. They played superbly to turn a recent 3-0 loss to Brighton in the recent State Cup to a fantastic 2-0 win in the Final to give Heathfield the very difficult to achieve title of double State Open KO Champions.
GIRLS - Jo-Anna Baltais, Ainsle Casbolt, Mathilda Corfitsen, Izzi Cross, Elsie Dawes, Claudia Taylor, Amber Marwede, Cheniah Potts, Emma Robinson and Maddy Mark-Seymour. Coach - Lachlan Abbott
BOYS - Isaac Binder, Sam Coldwell, Andrew Frolow, Wyatt Green, Thomas Kabelitz, Tyson Neale, Jack Phelan, Ben Williamson, Ben Salt. Coach - Stuart Scott
Another great weekend with wins in Open Hon Boys, U17 Hon Girls, U15 Hon Boys and U16 Div 1 Girls. All teams played well with excellent results throughout all grades and divisions. Brighton won overall again by a small margin so if we continue our outstanding work ethic we can have another great week in Melbourne. All teams results are on the competitions page.
Full results are on the VSA website
Check AVF or VSA website for details
The draw for Mt Lofty teams is on the competitions page, Junior League section. The full draw for the first 4 weeks is on the VSA website. Information regarding the World League tickets is also on the VSA website. A reminder all players must be registered with VSA before taking the court this friday 1st May.
Two teams have just returned from a fantastic trip around the North Island of New Zealand. The first week was spent having a good look around the country experiencing a number of team building and self- improvement activities at Agroventures, zorbing and rafting. At the Maori village the group had fun watching their Chief (Stuart) get singled out by some very scary Maori warriors and accept the offer of a peaceful meeting. The group then discovered many traditional Maori games, food, clothing, warrior training and a few had a go at learning the Haka. This was followed by excellent food cooked in the traditional Hungi style and entertained with superb Maori style singing.
We then travelled to Palmerston North for the New Zealand Volleyball Schools Cup. Both teams played well all week with the Girls finishing with a Gold in Division 4 playing superb volleyball to defeat a team that beat them earlier in the week. The Boys gained a Silver in Division 1. The first time a Heathfield team has made it to the final of their premier division defeating the 2nd and 3rd ranked schools in semifinals to get to the grand final. The boys eventually went down to the top seed, a strong, well drilled team from Rotorua, Western Heights. The game was played in front of a huge crowd of Kiwi’s and many back home watched the game at home as it was streamed live online.
Everyone had an experience they will never forget and they forged friendships within the group and with a huge number of New Zealand players as well. Staff members on the trip Mia Heikkonen and Stuart Scott were extremely proud of the students throughout the entire journey as they were fantastic ambassadors for Heathfield wherever they went.
Full details and photos on the competitions page.
Please join as it is an instant form of communication for all events, activities, competitions and results.
Results and photos are on the competitions page.
Also Gold Ball this weekend 14th -15th. Details are on team app
Two teams travelling to New Zealand to play in the New Zealand Schools Cup next week.
Good luck to all involved.
Great results again with wins in Open Honour Boys, U17Honour Boys ,U15 Honour Girls, U15Div 1 Boys. Silver to Open Div 1 Boys, Bronze to U15Honour Boys, U17Div 1 Boys and U15Div 2 Boys. Heathfield won the Champion Boys Trophy and finished behind Brighton by 3 points in the Champion School Trophy. Well done to all players, coaches and managers for another fantastic week.
Surveys for players to complete at the end of the competition
Photos on the competitions page, Australian Volleyball Schools Cup
These were held in Adelaide in August with 9 Heathfield players involved. SA gained a silver in Girls and Boys with 4 Heathfield players being selected in the Honorary Australian Teams. Details on the competitions page.
SIV students represented Heathfield in yet another successful State Cup.
A wonderful achievement for all, especially to those teams who won gold, including: Open Honour Boys, 17 Honour Boys, 16 Div 1 Boys, 16 Div 1 Girls, 15 Honour Girls and 15 Honour Boys.
Thanks to all of the families who donated time in the canteen, or food and drink to raise money for the Program.
Check out the information on the competition page, State Schools Cup. The link to the VSA draw, Heathfield final teams and the match times and transport details for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Also if you can help on the canteen please ring Peter at the School.
Maps to venues and other information is on the VSA website under coaches handbook
Current and Ex Heathfield players performed superbly in many of the teams. Damien Nicholls gained "All Star 7" selection in the U19 mens team.
Check the State Cup page for the Draft teams(as of the 19th May 2014)plus details and the forms just been given out for the deposit for the AVSC and the State Cup.
Check the draws on the competitions page. Also a link to VSA with venues, the full draw, premiership table etc.
Monday 5th May has turned into a Brighton, Hallett Cove, Willunga, Heathfield Challenge so should be a great experience for all of the year 8's.
and the next 2 weeks of the draft draw, premiership table etc. The final draw for the rest of the season will be issued after the June Longweekend
The U15 Teams have just returned from Albury for the U15 Australian Volleyball Cup with two medals, 5th, 6th and 8th. A fantastic result in a tough competition.
Full report and photos are on the Competitions, National U15's Albury page.
Check the competition pages for the Bombora night, the Gold Ball competition and the Warrnambool trip. A quick report and photos have just been added for these events.
Lots of information about the program with Excellent sessions by Indra on personal development and Shelley Clarke for Physio advice and what she will do for the players in yr 8. Questions about the badge were raised so attached is the information we give to the students. Also check the Albury section of the competition page for the recent information on Albury.
Also Peter gave out Team App information as it will be an integral part of our communication this year.
Welcome to the great bunch of year 8's and any new students to the program. There is genuine exitement around the program after last year, not just from the amazing results but from the unbelievable feeling within the playing group. The involvement of the volleyball squad in the swimming carnival was simply amazing!
Lots of events to get things going early in term 1 as detailed in the 1st 2014 newsletter(found in the newsletter section)
Year 8 SIV parent evening - 6th Feb --- 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Yr 12 lunch - 11th Feb --- 1.50pm
U15 Norwood Challenge - 2nd March --- 9.00am -5.00pm
Bombora - 5th March --- 4.00pm - 9.00pm
Warrnambool Seaside Carnival - 7th - 10th March
Sports Day 14th March
U15 Gold Ball Tournament - 15th -16th March
Primary Schools Lunch and Crunch - 19th March
Junior League grading rounds 30th March and 6th April
U15 National Championships Albury 13th - 17th April
Plus State Trials, Beach competitions and the organisation of the 30 Junior League teams.
Photos from Jayden Stevens just added in the competition pages!
Outstanding effort from the squad and excellent results again this year! WINNER of the Overall Schools Cup
GOLD - Open Honour Boys, U16 Honour Boys, U16 Boys Div 1(1) and U15 Girls Div 1(1)
SILVER -U17 Honour Boys, U15 Honour Girls and Open Boys Div 1
BRONZE -U15 Honour Boys
WINNER of a new trophy for the Champion Boys school
Congratulations to the whole squad for their outstanding effort this year, More details and photos to come..
Final results on the AVF website
Heathfield High School team app log on to get other information.
To see what team a player is in check the link below
More information on the Competitions page
Check Competition page - AVSC
Mt Lofty entered 5 teams in the Pt Augusta open last weekend and won both divisions in the Men's competition with the Div 1 team defeating Roxby 3-0 in a clinical display of power hitting behind great passing and clever setting. The Div 2 mens team were smashed by TTG Trojans in the minor round but were able to defeat them 3-1 in a hard fought final. The Div 2 girls in the grand final came from 2 sets down and 18-12 down to fight back to win that set and the next to take the match to a fifth set. Pt Augusta regrouped and this match went down to the wire with Lofty just missing out 19-17 in the fifth. In Div 1 the young girls had a fantastic learning experience, taking it right up to every side in the competition. An excellent weekend with many thanks to the coaches, the parents for transport, Rob and Jen Ambagtsheer for the catering and Vaughan Farmilo and the Mt Lofty Volleyball club for their support.
A fantastic finals night with Mt Lofty winning 6 premierships and 4 runner ups. Details and photos in the Junior League section of the competitions page. Check full results on the VSA website.
Congratulations to Maddy Mark-Seymour and Jack Phelan for their selection into the Honorary Australian Teams
BOYS: Jake Applebee, Jarryd Cotter, Jayden Fathers and Jack Phelan.
GIRLS: Lucy Ambagtsheer, Elsie Dawes, Maddy Mark-Seymour and Cheniah Potts.
Coaches: Mia Heikkonen and Lachlan Abbott
Managers: David Eldridge and Peter Giannes
School Sport Australia National Secretary : Stuart Scott
The Boys defeated Adelaide High, Loxton, Willunga and Brighton in the Final 2-0. The girls defeated Willunga, Hallet Cove, Loxton and lost to Brighton 15-13 in the decider. Everyone played well all day.
A great weekend with close games through all of the finals but Brighton were able to take out the State Schools Cup by 15 points
Final placings for all teams and photos on the State Cup section of the Competitions page.
Full results on the VSA website
An extensive summary of Melbourne last year, Bombora, Norwood Challenge, Gold Ball, Warrnambool, Albury, Junior League, State Team selections, State Beach, important dates for the remainder of the year and plenty of photos. (It is in the Newsletter section and with so much information it takes a while to load!)
Final Draw has been posted on the VSA website and also Week 6 has been posted on the Competition page
State Cup is on 2nd,3rd and 4th August
Information in the Competition page - State Cup
The State Teams were finalised last weekend and these are the Heathfield High students who have made the teams.
U16 Boys -Jake Applebee, Jack Phelan, Jarryd Cotter and Jayden Fathers
U16 Girls - Lucy Ambagtsheer, Cheniah Potts, Maddy Mark-Seymour and Elsie Dawes
U17 Boys - Sam Coldwell, Brad Applebee and Ben Williamson
U17 Girls - Maddy Mark-Seymour
U19 Boys - Jake McIntyre, Jordan Colotti, Damien Nicholls, Simon Gray and Regan Fathers
U19 Girls - Mia Suraharjo, Georgia Williamson, Nikiesha Lamming-Slade
The U16 competition is in Queensland in August and the U17,U19 and U23 competition will be held in the ACT during the July holidays. Good luck to all
The first letter regarding the intention to play in the AVSC along with the $100 deposit due on Friday the 24th of May has been released. The letter also includes information about the upcoming State Cup competition with the $45 payment also due on Friday the 24th of May.
The letter with this information is in the Competition page - Australian Schools Cup - Parent letter 1.
The first round of Junior League starts this friday with a record number of Mt Lofty teams.
Draw for the first round is in the Competition page - Junior League. Also check the VSA website for the draw for the first 3 weeks of grading rounds and maps of the venues.
The Girls finished an unbelievable week of volleyball defeating Norwood 3-2 in a high quality, intense, nailbiting grandfinal of the U15 National Championships in Albury during the first week of the school holidays.
More details and photos on the competitions - National Under 15s - Albury page
The 2013 Lunch and Crunch was a great success despite rain all day and everyone playing indoor. The modified game play of "King of the court" was a lot of fun and everyone was involved at all times. Parents and teachers praised the work of the Heathfield students who made the day even more fun for the players.
A fantastic weekend for the U15 teams that played last weekend. Everyone gained valuable competition practice and Heathfield were in both Grandfinals with both narrowly going down to very strong Norwood teams 15-12 in the deciding set.
Photos are on the competitions - Gold ball page
After a great weekend of not dropping a match, the boys team defeated Bendigo Academy 3-0 in the Grand Final. Excellent blocking and great defence created plenty of opportunity for the many hitters in the team. Everyone played well, but the stand outs were Damien Nicholls as the Libero, Jordan Colotti setting superbly and Regan Fathers dominating the attack. The girls were in Division 1 and played well all weekend, just missing 3rd in their pool on percentage. They finished with a comfortable win to finish 7th in a very strong competition. Mia Suraharjo was awarded the MVP for that division.
check out the photos on the competitions -Warrnambool page
bombora photos on the competitions - Bombora page
Sorry about the lack of updating of this website with massive changes to our system but we now have a chance to start catching up!
Added recently info in the competition pages about: Gold Ball, Warrnambool, Bombora, Albury and check out the team photos from AVSC 2012 with the link below.
Fantastic results from the weekend
Honour Gold to U17 Boys, U16 Boys, U15Boys and U15 Girls
Honour Silver to Open Boys, Open Girls, U17Girls and U15 Boys
Divisional Gold to U16 Div1 Boys and U15 Div1 Boys
GOLD for the girls - defeated QLD 3-2: 15-10 in the fifth
BRONZE for the boys - defeated Vic 3-2: 22-20 in the fifth
Honorary Team Selections form HHS- Maddy Mark-Seymour, Brad Applebee and Ben Williamson
A fantastic week was had by all with great results in both boys and girls. More importantly the playing group worked extremely hard on and off the court making it a superb week for the staff, adult and student coaches and the parent helpers.
Final Results : Boys Team 1 - Bronze, Team 2 - 5th and Team 3 - 9th out of 13 teams. Girls Team 1 - Bronze and Team 2 - 9th out of 14 teams.
A huge thank you to Henry Breen, Mia Heikkonen, Cimon Lee, Janice Scott, Henry Clough and Jake McIntyre for giving up a week of their holidays to coach during the week. A massive thanks to Tony and Mandy Mark-Seymour for feeding the hungry hoards and they were well supported by Rob and Jenny Ambagtsheer.
Stuart Scott (SIV Manager)
Great photos from the week
Both teams were placed in division 3/4 due to the situation in Christchurch where no International teams were put in Division 1/2 for the top 32 teams. The boys won their way into the final of division 3 and went down in the first two sets to a well drilled team from Timaru. Fighting back to win the next three was very exciting in a tough, hard fought encounter. The girls had a couple of strong teams to start the week and ended up in Division 4. They won their way into the semifinals and lost in a very tight 5 set match. They bounced back to win the bronze in a high quality match.
Term 2 and 3 Indoor volleyball begins in week 2 of term 2. Latecomers are welcome until week 4.
The 2012 Lunch and Crunch was a great success. It was a heap of fun and all the primary school students played excellent volleyball. We had a record number of teams again
Here is some great feedback from a Macclesfield Primary School parent.
We would like to thank you for all the effort you put into organising Lunch and Crunch. We had heaps of fun and we'd love to come next year.
Lauren Holdstock and Cassidy Cooper
students from Macclesfield Primary School
What a great weekend. Another fantastic Gold Ball tournament. Thanks to the teams who participated and a big thank you to Janice and Stuart Scott who were the tournament directors. Also a big thanks to the Heathfield parents and players who worked the canteen all weekend.
Mikasa Australia donated 20 pair of kneepads for the winning teams and Bendigo Bank donated the winners and the runner up trophies. Also thanks to our long term sponsor Bakers Delight for their continued support.
Great night was had by all. Great music and excellent Volleyball. Thankyou to all the helpers on the night.
Mia Suraharjo was voted the Division 1 best and Fairest player at the annual Seaside tournament in Warrnambool. The Heathfield teams had a great tournament finishing 3rd and 3rd against adult teams. A big thank you to Sheena Peters, Stuart Scott asd Gail Heman who gave up their weekend to support the teams.
PHOTOS FROM THE WEEKEND DUE SOON
Congratulations for Malachi Murch and Jordan Colotti who have been selected to play for the Australian Youth team in Thailand. These boys were selected from a large training camp in Melbourne held after the Australian Schools Cup
(2nd) 15Honour Girls
(3rd) 17 Honour Boys
This gave Heathfield 613 Points with Brighton on 578 and Billanook (Victoria) on 555 points
Heathfield students Ellen Farmer and Henry Breen also won 2 of the 3 "Jim Lester" referee scholarships.
The two MVP awards for the Open Divisions went to Sam Dalby and Georgie Rowe.
BEST BLOCKER AWARD
1st Matt Moore (17HB) - 35 Blocks
3rd Simon Gray (15HB) - 30 Blocks
TEAM OF THE YEAR
Under 15 Boys Div 3 - Coach Blake Turner-Weibrek
COACH OF THE YEAR
Runner Up - Marc Farmer - (15B1)
Winner - Tim Noble (16HB)
Lunch & Crunch 2015
Australian U15 Champions 2013