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Browns Plains go back-to-back

GOLDEN GIRLS: Browns Blains State High School girls volleyball team, who recently won gold at the national championships.
GOLDEN GIRLS: Browns Blains State High School girls volleyball team, who recently won gold at the national championships.

YEARS of hard work and many hours spent training twice a week have paid off for both the senior and junior girls volleyball teams from Browns Plains High School.

During national competitions in Melbourne last December, the two teams came back to Logan with gold medals around their necks as they were crowned the 2011 Australian champions in their divisions.

For the senior girl's team, this meant back to back wins for them as they defeated Holland Park State High School from Brisbane three sets to zero.

Coach Angela King said the girls played "tremendously" in Melbourne.

"There was over 5000 competitors and 434 teams in the competition from all over Australia," she said.

"Both of the teams went undefeated during the five days of competition.

"I am very proud of the girls because they work hard, they train hard and they are very motivated."

In addition to the girl's success, the Browns Plains boys' volleyball teams also recorded good results.

The senior boys' team came in a close second against Wesley High School in Western Australia and won a silver medal.

The junior boys' team was placed seventh Australia Wide.

Boys' coach Sean Thomas said he was proud of their results.

"I was watching them train and prepare all last year and to watch the senior boys come home with a silver medal was fantastic," he said.

"And for the junior boys, seventh place was an excellent achievement for them."

All four teams will now begin preparing for the state championships which will be held later this year.


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