14U Strikes Gold

14U_yearendIt has been an awesome year for the DRVC 14U volleyball team. Although the year is over, there are many amazing memories for this talented team of young ladies to cherish. This group of girls spent the last year travelling to two tournaments a month all over Ontario representing Durham Region.

The team consists of eight local girls from S.A. Cawker Public school along with three new friends from Whitby and Oshawa. Their two coaches are Mr.Koot (retired teacher from S.A. Cawker), and Deb Stevenson, a teacher from Port Perry High School.

During the regular season the girls earned both gold and silver medals along with several other top five finishes.

The girls also achieved great success in Kitchener/Waterloo in the Provincials in March receiving a bronze medal for their efforts.  It was three days of hard fought matches and exciting volleyball. At the beginning of May, the team travelled to Ottawa to attend Nationals. Again it was an intense, nail biting, three day event and after nineteen hard fought games the girls emerged victorious capturing a Gold Medal in their division.

None of the above success could have been achieved without our amazing coaches, along with the girls undying dedication and tireless hours of practice.

Much thanks also goes out to our sponsors for their support:

  • Crusty’s Pizza
  • Blazing Burger
  • Herrington’s Butchers
  • Hank’s Pastries
  • The Trading Post
  • McDonalds
  • Gus Brown
  • Baagwating Community Association
  • Port Perry Dental Centre
  • Harp and Wylies
  • Canadian Tire

14U Gold in Toronto

14U GoldenThe 14U Rebels won their first gold in the 14U Girls Challenge Cup Tournament at Sir Oliver Mowat Collegiate in Toronto on Saturday, December 19th.

From the second they stepped on the court they were focused and played as one. Heading into the medal rounds, the girls were 6 and 0.

The team defeated the Durham Attack U14 Hericanes after splitting the first two sets and winning a tiebreaker set 15-10 to take the gold.

The DRVC U14 Rebels are coached by Port Perry High School teacher, Deb Stevenson and Retired S.A.Cawker teacher, Paul Koot. Out of the 11 team members, 8 of its players attend S. A. Cawker Public School and have been playing together for the past four years. The girls practise twice weekly and attend tournaments twice each month.

The team has been strongly supported by the following local community partners:

  • Blazing Burger
  • Gus Brown
  • Herringtons
  • Crusty Pizza
  • Trading Post
  • Dr. Jack Cottrell
  • Dr. Jim Hardy
  • Harp and Wylie’s
  • McDonalds
  • Baagwating Association
  • Hanks Pastries.

The Rebels anticipate four upcoming Ontario Volleyball Association tournaments followed by Provincials April 1-3rd, in Kitchener, Ontario and, Nationals in Ottawa, Ontario May 5-8th.

Congratulations to the team, on your dedication, hard work, and perseverance.