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Some more Australian Volleyball Schools’ Cup

Posted by devo on December 14, 2008

Mrs Devo receives her 15 years award at AVSC

Mrs Devo receives her 15 years award at AVSC

Well I got a different perspective on the Schools’ Cup this year. I wasn’t coaching, I wasn’t driving a bus. I wasn’t getting up at 6:00am. I wasn’t going to bed after midnight. I didn’t have to worry about feeding starving teenagers. I wasn’t responsible for a team of volleyballers.

Instead, I spent some time in the evenings as one of the volunteers, and made some new friends. I still managed to catch up with most (but not all) of my old volleyball friends. My shifts were only 3 hours long, a bludge compared to the regular volunteers who do 7 hours plus. I can recommend volunteering to everyone. A few anxious parents and coaches with minor gripes are easy to deal with.

I had plenty of time to watch volleyball, do some Christmas shopping and spend time with my new daughter-in-law.

I managed to sit on my hands and keep my mouth shut (well most of the time) while I watched Mrs Devo coaching her year 7’s.

Okay, I did miss coaching a bit. But I figured that I did better than ex-Brighton coach John Tiver. A reliable source informs me that he was computer bound for the week – sitting in Adelaide – hitting the refresh button; waiting for Brighton results to come up on the AVSC web site.

John, I can recommend volunteering next year.

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