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Seniors Awards Night 2022

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The Balcatta Volleyball Awards night was held on Saturday 1st October with a Spring Fling theme! Thanks to everyone involved for a fantastic night!

Balcatta Volleyball Club Divisions Award Winners:

Div6 Men. Did not make finals but had a great season
: Chelsea Forrest
Div6 Mens MVP: Joel Bendotti (also VWA MVP finalist)
Div6 Mens Coaches Award: Chris Savage

Div5 Men. Did not make finals. Tough season for the team.
: Jessica Wong
Div5 Mens MVP: Max Scali
Div5 Mens Coaches Award: Daniel Hugo

Div4 Men. Eliminated in first round of finals
: Are Zuvela
Div4 Mens MVP: Axel Owen (also VWA MVP finalist)
Div4 Mens Coaches Award: Jaron Vandervinne

Div4 Women. Silver medal winners
: Yasir Makkaluawu and Harry Nguyen
Div4 Womens MVP: Alice Huynh-Tran
Div4 Womens Coaches Award: Nadia Nel

Div3 Men. Narrowly missed semi finals spot
Coach: Anthony Wah Day

Div3 Mens MVP: Joel Kanagalingam
Div3 Mens Coaches Award: Perth Sookwan

Div3 Women. Narrowly missed semi finals spot
: Damon Radburn
Div3 Womens MVP: Kate Field
Div3 Womens Coaches Award: Hanna Robinson

Div2 Men. Did not make semi finals. Tough season with players leaving including injuries.
: James Bourke
Div2 Mens MVP: Harry Nguyen
Div2 Mens Coaches Award: Anthony Wah Day

Div2 Women. Gold medal winners
: Michelle Hilbrands
Div2 Womens MVP: Caitlin Northmore (also finalist for VWA MVP)
Div2 Womens Coaches Award: Chloe Tarbox

Div1 Men. Did not make semi finals. Tough season for the team.
: Anthony Brown
Div1 Mens MVP: James Bourke
Div1 Mens Coaches Award: Dan Bendotti

Div1 Women. Silver medal winners
: Adilson SIlviera
Div1 Womens MVP: Amy Gilbert (also VWA MVP Finalist)
Div1 Womens Coaches Award: Chelsea Forrest

Balcatta Volleyball Club State League Award Winners:

State League Reserves Womens. Eliminated in Semi Final 1
: Kye Mclaren
Reserves Women MVP: Marie Claire Marsaa
Coaches Award: Olivia Botica

State League Reserves Men. Did not make semi finals
 Nick Terpsis
Reserves Men MVP: Luke McTaggart
Coaches Award: Jahuy Nguyen

State League Women. Gold medal winners!
Aaron Leung
League Womens MVP: Jackie Tamburri (also Cats MVP and VWA finalist for MVP)
Coaches Award: Mae Stoddart

State League Men. Did not make semi finals
3 key players left mid season. Tom Heptinstall to represent Australia. Luke Crutchley and Maksim Bakovic with contracts to play overseas.
: Mark Peterson
League Mens MVP: Mitch Lewington
Coaches Award: Jon Hunt


Balcatta Volleyball Club Award Winners:

Balcatta Volleyball Club Junior of the Year:
Caitlin Whincup (also VWA MVP finalist)

Balcatta Volleyball Club Official of the Year:
Oliver Guazzelli

Balcatta Volleyball Club Coach of the Year:
Aaron Leung (also VWA finalist for Club Coach of the Year)

Balcatta Volleyball Club Recognition Award winner:
Chris Savage

Balcatta Volleyball Club Person of the Year:
Yasir Makkulawu

Long time Balcatta Cats Member and previous President Mitchell Collins announced his retirement from volleyball. His presence will be missed but his legacy will live on.

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Balcatta Volleyball Club Long Service Recognition Pins

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20 Years
Nick Terpsis

10 Years
Goran Trpcevski

5 Years
Catharina Ma

5 Years
Jade Street

25 Years
Kamie Ang

5 Years
Jessica Wong

5 Years
Jackie Tamburri

5 Years
Yun Han Wong

Not present: 15 Years; Luke McTaggart, 5 Years; Luke Crutchley,Bailey Hislop

5 years (2021)
Seb Northnmore
Accepted by Dad Byron

Thanks to Matt Waltham and Sam Fazio for the photos!