Boys Under 15 RSSP Volleyball Competition
Monday 15 December
Result - 2nd (A team) and 4th (B team)
Report by Mr Harrison
The eight teams were split into two pools of four teams, with the top two teams progressing to the semi finals after a round robin.
RPA's A team played extremely well to top their group, recording convincing wins over Teddington (31-11), Hampton Academy B (25-18) and Hampton Boys A (23-16). Topping their group meant that the A team would face the runners up in the other pool. As fate would have it, RPA's B team came second after two victories against Hampton Boys B (24-8) and Hampton Academy A (20-17) and a defeat against a very strong Orleans Park team (8-21). Both teams were desperate for victory in what turned out to be a tense and nervy affair. The A team eventually held their nerve to secure a place in the final with a 23-16 victory.
The A team came up against Orleans Park in the final, who had earlier handed the B team their first defeat of the competition. RPA started slowly and soon found themselves 6-1 down. Unfortunately they could never recover against an Orleans Park team with some very talented players. The final score ended up at 23-8 but full credit to the A team who finished second overall.
Squads: (A Team) Qerim, Lucas M, Tainton and Taimur, (B Team) Ahmad, Joshua JR, Kyron and Nick B