After winning the State Schools Championships, the Trinity top team qualified for the Open Honours Division. Only schools who have come first or second are allowed to compete in this division and is largely occupied by schools with specialist volleyball programmes. The game schedule was gruelling with two untimed games each day. After the first two days we managed to qualify for the medal rounds by being in the top 6 teams of the competition.
In the quarter finals Trinity came up against the New Zealand Champions, Manurewa High School. It was a tough game with many lead changes in all three sets but unfortunately the Trinity team was unable to clinch the win going down by a difference of just two points in each set. The final game was against volleyball giants Heathfield who have won the championship in the past. The game was incredibly close with small margins for error dictating play. Eventually Heathfield succumbed in the final set and Trinity were victorious. Overall, the College finished 5th in Australia and turned many heads along the way with many compliments about the strength and quality of our school’s volleyball program.
Well done to all the boys who came on tour and congratulations on a job well done.