Jon Chevalley from the Grade A Tinnies takes a flying leap to spike the ball.
Jon Chevalley from the Grade A Tinnies takes a flying leap to spike the ball.

International flavour at volleyball fund-raiser

VISITORS from the UK and Austria lent an international flavour to a highly successful day of beach volleyball at Minnie Water yesterday.

Fundraiser for the Minnie Water Wooli Surf Life Saving Club Peter Wilson said a record 32 teams helped the club raise close to $3000 from the day, which also included sand modelling for the children.

"It was a fantastic day. We even had a team of exchange students from UK and Australia win the B division final," he said.

"Some Austrian visitors to the area also put in a team."

While most of the teams hailed from the Clarence Valley, Wilson said there were also teams from Queensland and country NSW.

"I noticed a lot of familiar faces in the teams. It's the sixth year we've run the competition and there are plenty of regulars who come back every year," Wilson said.

Although a largely social occasion, Wilson said the A division was keenly fought.

"The A division winners were members of the Grafton Volleyball Association playing for the Turkeys," he said.

"They beat another team from Grafton, McMartray, 15-6 in the final.



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