Stars shine in their first home round for 2016

Warwick Stadium was the venue for a highly entertaining home round of volleyball on Saturday June 25th. As a part of the Western Australian Volleyball League (WAVL), the Northern Stars Volleyball Club hosted Southern Cross Volleyball club, in a battle of North VS South of the River. With the Northern Stars women’s team sitting in a strong 4th position on the ladder, a strong result was needed against the 6th placed Southern Cross to keep hopes of a finals spot on track.

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Prior to the game the players observed a minutes silence in memory of Georgie Rowe, a South Australian and Australian Volleyroos player who tragically passed away last week. As the game kicked off it was Northern Stars who took the early lead, some strong hitting from the Stars captain Amy Mcilroy, backed up by Kiera Mann-Piercy and Rachel Knights saw the women race out to a big lead in the first set which they would never relinquish, taking it out 25 – 11. In the second  set there was more of the same, with Jess Tanner and Karry Plummer continually threatening through the middle. Young gun Taylah Mcgorlick was linking up well with setters Courtney Belstead and Moana Roberts as the Northern Stars took the second set in emphatic fashion, 25 – 12. The third set was a much tighter affair with Carina Hemmers from Southern Cross lifting her side to pressure the Northern Stars. However with Libero Chelsea Cowling rock solid in defence and Nicole Glossop coming on to steady the ship, the Northern Stars took the third set 25 – 21 to cap an emphatic 3 set to 0 win.

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The Northern Stars Super League men took to the court hoping to extend their lead at the top of the WAVL ladder whilst taking on the 5th place Southern Cross. Coach Ben Gray brought himself into the game to set whilst regular setter Tom Park and big man AJ Sloan were both late exclusions from the squad. The Northern Stars were nervous at the starting, steadily working their way into the match as Jimmy Clinch and Tom Armenti peppered the Southern Cross defence. Daniel Piggot was rock solid as libero and with Caleb Watson a towering presence at the net the Stars took the first set 25 – 20. The second set was another tense affair, however Aaron Borszeky started to beat the block and Adam Kempen found his range to push Northern Stars out to an early lead. A big crowd watched on as a young man with a big future Nikita Marchenkov at just 16 years of age came on to seal the winning points in the second set 25 – 21. This was the straw that broke Southern Cross’s back as from here it was all one way traffic, Callum Nicol and Ben Allen doing the damage to take out the third set 25 – 11 and the game 3 sets to 0

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Club President Jason Galea was very happy with a pair of wins “It was great to see both teams get up in front of our home crowd. They both have set a good platform to build into the second half of the year” The night was a fantastic example of high quality volleyball and with strong results for the Northern Stars teams it sees the club well placed for a shot at some WAVL silverware in 2016. The teams now turn their attention to a few big games ahead both taking on local rivals Balcatta on July 1st

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May Photo Competition Winner!

Congratulations to Sam Timmerman on winning the May Photo Competition. Sam has submitted some awesome photos this month and as a result of his hard work he has won a free week of training at Tuff Team Gym

The photo competition is now underway for the month of June, we look forward to seeing more great photos this month!

Northern Stars Photo Competition 2016

Northern Stars are proud to announce that we are running a photo competition this year. To enter follow these 3 simple steps

  1. Follow us on Instagram @northernstarsvolleyballclub
  2. Snap a photo
  3. Upload and tag us #nstars2016 & #tuffteam

We have some awesome prizes with the best monthly photo winning a free week at Tuff Team gym and a major end of year prize which is yet to be announced!

The terms & conditions for the competition can be found here

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We are on Instagram!!!

We are now on Instagram! Be sure to follow us @northernstarsvolleyball and tag us #nstars16

We will be running some fun competitions and sharing some awesome pics with you so jump on board!

Register with VWA Online

Volleyball WA memberships can no-longer be paid through the club. This is new and VWA has only just advised all the clubs so we do apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused. See our Documents page for a revised membership / payment pack showing the VWA component to go to VWA and the balance to be paid to Northern Stars. Payment dates and requirements remain the same.

In order to be eligible to play this season please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out and sign your Northern Stars registration form and associated documentation (If you have not already). Submit this paperwork to enquiries@northernstarsvolleyball.com or to your coach at your next training session.
  2. Pay your Northern Stars Fees (direct deposit) by the due date of 31 March 2016 (Please do not take money to training as coaches cannot receive payments)
  3. Pay your Volleyball WA membership on-line by the due date.

VWA Online portal link

Welcome to the Updated Website

Welcome to our new updated website for 2016

With the new season fast approaching we have updated the website with more information and a fresh new look.

Be sure to bookmark the page to keep up to date with all the latest news and information and be sure to follow us on facebook