The results at the 2022 Volleyball WA Awards Night mark the most successful season for Reds since the Club was formed in 2018 that included championship victories in the Western Australian Volleyball League (WAVL) State League Reserves Men and Women, Division 1 Men and Women, and in the Year 9/10 Female Division of the Western Australian Volleyball Junior League (WAVJL).
The Robyn Fittock Indoor Volleyball Club of the Year recognises the most successful indoor volleyball club based on performance in the WAVL and WAVJL, while the Beach Volleyball Club of the Year recognises the most successful beach volleyball club based on performance in the Alcohol Think Again beach Volleyball Tour (ATABT).
Reds President, Anthony Meo, expressed his appreciation to everyone involved in the Reds organisation.
“The commitment, dedication and loyalty of our members has helped our organisation record some sensational results this season. We are very thankful for the support from all players, coaches, officials, volunteers and partners including The Good Grocer, Brilliance Removalists, APM, Aquinas College, Penrhos College and Santa Maria College,” Meo said.
The outstanding performances of a number of Reds athletes, coaches and officials were recognised on the night with various individual and recognition awards. William Dundas took out the Referee of the Year Award to back up his impressive display at the 2022 Australian Youth Volleyball Championships (AYVC) in Bendigo where he was named Referee of the Tournament. Dundas officiated in the WAVL, ATABT, PSA and IGSSA over the past 12 months, and is an active Reds Referee Mentor and Volleyball WA Referee Committee Member.
State League Women Associate Head Coach, Kenrick Armitage was recognised for his service to coaching in the Reds and Penrhos volleyball communities as he was awarded the Club/Community Coach of the Year. Armitage was instrumental in the Club’s success in the women’s State League that saw the League team reach the Preliminary Finals and the Reserves claim the title.
Reds athletes took out the Most Valuable Player award in all four State League and Division 1 grades as Ryan Slater, Lizzie Alchin, Reilly Vincent and Rosie Alchin claimed the award in their respective divisions. Rosie Alchin was also recognised as the Junior Referee of the Year for her role as an official across WAVL, WAVJL, AYVC, ATABT, and IGSAA competitions. Kirsty Gordon was announced as the 2021/22 ATABT Female Beach Player of the Year for her outstanding performance on the sand where she claimed tour victories in Round 4 at Pyramids Beach in Dawesville, Round 6 in City Beach and Round 7 in Bunbury.
Reds Vice President, Logan Vanderweide, highlighted the strength of the Reds community since the Club’s foundation in 2018.
“The Club has been able to achieve great successes over the past 5 years. It has been incredible to see so many passionate volleyballers and their families come together to help Reds become a place where everyone can share in their love of this great sport in the Reds community,” Vanderweide said.
The club awards mark the fourth consecutive year that Reds Volleyball Club has been awarded a club award at the Volley Awards after claiming the 2019 and 2020 Club of the Year awards, 2020 Robyn Fittock Indoor Volleyball Club of the Year and 2021 Beach Volleyball Champion Club of the Year.
2022 VOLLEYBALL WA INDIVIDUAL PLAYER AWARDS
2021/22 Alcohol. Think Again Volleyball Tour Female Beach Player – Kirsty Gordon
State League Men Most Valuable Player – Ryan Slater
State League Women Most Valuable Player – Elizabeth Alchin
Division 1 Men Most Valuable Player – Reilly Vincent
Division 1 Women Most Player Player – Rosie Alchin
2022 VOLLEYBALL WA RECOGNITION AWARDS
Club/Community Coach of the Year – Kenrick Armitage
Junior Referee of the Year – Rosie Alchin
Referee of the Year – Will Dundas
2022 VOLLEYBALL WA CLUB AWARDS
Robyn Fittock Indoor Volleyball Club of the Year – Reds Volleyball Club
Beach Volleyball Champion Club of the Year – Reds Volleyball Club