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Hate Rock, Paper Scissors

Posted by Mt Lofty Volleyball Club on June 5, 2010

Not to all referees – GET A COIN.
Who bats in the ashes test at Lords is not decided by rock, paper, scissors and it never will be. Who kicks to the southern stand end in the AFL grand finals is also decided by a coin toss – not rock paper scissors and it never will be. To all referees again, bring your whistle, your cards and a coin.

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afl looks to other sports

Posted by devo on December 19, 2008

Carlton’s Bryce Gibbs played junior volleyball for Australia … before football claimed him.

If this must sound and feel to other codes and sports like an assault, Sheehan says the battle is to be won subtly. We know that the talented kids will play two or three sports and our research indicates that they will be in talent squads and state squads in two or three sports, Sheehan says. But that’s not to say we actively discourage them from playing or considering a career in other sports. Playing other sports can even make them better footballers. more

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One that got away?

Posted by devo on November 6, 2007

He’s only played three games of football, and has seen just two AFL matches, so it’s fair to say 18-year-old Jake Orreal is the ultimate AFL rookie.

Orreal, who stands 205cm and thinks Australian Football is “awesome”, has landed a two-year rookie list contract with Sydney, and trained for the first time on Monday morning with his new team mates.

He won a volleyball scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport, was a member of the Queensland Academy of Sport beach volleyball squad … more

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