Win for year 11 boys honours team headlines fruitful weekend for Redlands College at Senior Schools Volleyball Cup tournament

REDLANDS College has brought home a swag of medals from the three day Senior Schools Volleyball Cup event on the Gold Coast.

TOP BILLING: The year 11 boys honours team of Jonas Wullschleger, Antony Bowden, Dominic Toth, Jayce Plint, Ethan Thomas, Isaac Slaughter, Campbell Robertson, Jack Palmer and Samuel Whale claimed a gold medal.

TOP BILLING: The year 11 boys honours team of Jonas Wullschleger, Antony Bowden, Dominic Toth, Jayce Plint, Ethan Thomas, Isaac Slaughter, Campbell Robertson, Jack Palmer and Samuel Whale claimed a gold medal.

Director of sport and activities Malcolm Oosterbeek said the school recorded the best results it had ever achieved at the tournament.

The year 11 boys honours team, coached by Oosterbeek, won gold after going through the entire six match competition without dropping a game.

It was the first time any Redlands College team had won a gold medal in an honours event.

Elsewhere, the year 11 boys division one team - made up of players from year 10 - won silver.

WINNING SMILES: The year 11 boys division one team was coached by James Miller and Breanna Monck (right). The team was made up of Kai Coleman, Adam Fox, Eli Kemp, Thomas McKinney, Caleb Walker, Gian-Luca Wullschleger, Daniel Morgan and Matthew Monck.

WINNING SMILES: The year 11 boys division one team was coached by James Miller and Breanna Monck (right). The team was made up of Kai Coleman, Adam Fox, Eli Kemp, Thomas McKinney, Caleb Walker, Gian-Luca Wullschleger, Daniel Morgan and Matthew Monck.

They went down in the final to Iona College but the year 11 division two team made up for it by stealing gold against Rochedale State High School.

Oosterbeek said it was among the biggest success stories of the weekend, as the school had sent year 9 students to test their mettle against older players.

The year 12 girls won silver in division two, while the year 11 division one team walked away with bronze and the division two team finished fifth.

"Across all age groups we have never had a gold in an honours division, so that is a pretty big feat for our school," Oosterbeek said.

"We have probably never brought that many medals home from a Senior Schools Cup.

"We might get some successful results in some teams, but collectively to get that many medals across all of our teams is pretty phenomenal."

BIG ACHIEVEMENT: The year 11 girls division one team made up of Kiah OShea, Miré Cloete, Charlize Kinnear, Ella Montenegro, Emma Hounslow, Jade Duvenage, Chelsi Coker, Aisha Sergeant and Jasmine Rayner won bronze. They were managed by Kerry Thomas and coached by Kate von Euw.

BIG ACHIEVEMENT: The year 11 girls division one team made up of Kiah OShea, Miré Cloete, Charlize Kinnear, Ella Montenegro, Emma Hounslow, Jade Duvenage, Chelsi Coker, Aisha Sergeant and Jasmine Rayner won bronze. They were managed by Kerry Thomas and coached by Kate von Euw.

Antony Bowden received the most valuable player for year 11 honours in Queensland.

Oosterbeek said it was a massive achievement, as no Redlands College student had ever received the award in the top division.

"We are pretty pumped about that one," he said.

"This tournament was our main focus. Our job was to try and place in the top three so we can play honours in the Australian Volleyball Championships in December."

Eleven Redlands College teams qualified for the national titles on the Gold Coast last year, including three in the honours division.

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