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London Volleyball : Graveney & Malory Eagles top under 15 girls
Posted by Media Team on 2019/10/25 11:40:00 (73 reads)

London teams' latest results (London under 15 girls Grand Prix)
Impossibly close score thwarts Giants
25:24 is an impossible score in normal volleyball but the "timed match" format of the junior Grand Prix tournaments led to Graveney & Malory Eagles' junior girls triumphing with such a score line over South London rivals Giants this week-end.

Saturday October 19th provided a day of non-stop entertainment for the players and their many supporters and culminated in an exciting final between a young Graveney & Malory Eagles side made up of year 8 and 9 students, coached by Carlos Johnson and near neighbours Little Giants. coach Orhan Colak. In front of a large crowd both teams were justifiably nervous at times but the standard of volleyball was a thing to behold as momentum swung back and forth until the game timed out with G&ME claiming victory by that narrowest of margins. A gripping end to what was a fantastic advertisement for junior volleyball in London. A massive well done to all of the players, coaches and volunteers who made it happen.
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Twelve teams from across the capital had played their way through pool groups and then on to position play offs. They were drawn from hosts, Richmond, Polonia Academy and Willesden, All appear to have enjoyed the day, benefitted from the competition and are looking forward to the next leg. "Giants too were delighted," Cisel Ormanci said afterwards. "It’s a great achievement considering they’ve only played together as a team for less than a year.

"They’ll also compete in the national under 16s this year along with the under 16 Giants boys' team.

Contributor, Douglas Barr-Hamilton

Sources, Elsa Meserlian, Carlos Johnson, Cisel Ormanci.

Photographs, Carlos Johnson, Cisel Ormanci

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