Thursday, November 24, 2005

Australian Volleyball Champions of the World!!!

Woo-hoo! After three seasons of trying, we finally got our hands on the Holy Grail of Mornington Volleyball Leauge-the B Grade premiership!

We only lost one game all season, when we mucked around a bit too much and lsot to the team that we played in the granny.

It was an epic battle, we took out the first set comfortably, faltered slightly and lost the second, then well and truly lost our way in the third. Tensions were high, everybody seemed to have an opinion as to what the problem was, but we just needed to put our hands up and say we just weren't playing well.

The reason we play so well together is because we piss-fart around so much, and we started to lose that in the 2nd and 3rd sets. I did my best captain's motivational speech, gave them the 'this is what we've played all year for' and said we should go out, go back to mucking around and we'd win the game.

Like any champion team, we rose to the challenge presented us, and came out and blitzed the 4th set. With a few lucky tip ins and Mark Schwarzer like diving saves from yours truly, we were headed to a tie-breaking 5th!

Both teams were tiring, but the strength and inner determination, the ANZAC spirit, the true grit that personifies Australian sport carried us through to a massive win! I was particularly stoked as on Championship point I was able to do what I pretty much haven't done the entire three seasons I've played volleyball-win a point with a big spike!

The ten person crowd went wild, and despite being dacked mid way through my victors speech, the night ended up a beauty! Now we've conquered B-grade volleyball, we need another obscure sport to take on next year-I'll keep you posted!

7 comments:

storky said...

Congrats Digger! Nothing beats winning a hard-fought game of volleyball. If your team is still doing the "dig-set-spike" next year (sounds like A-grade is your next challenge), I would be interested in joining when I return to Oz.

Matt Glover said...

Walking around with your pants down again, eh?

You're going to scare the children Digger....

Digger said...

Yeah it was quality, not sure what our status next year will be-but if volleyball is the go we'll keep ya in mind!

Honestly Matt, for the first time in a long time, it wasn't me that dacked myself this time!

Matt Glover said...

Whatever you say Digs...I know you just like showing off your tattoo!

Digger said...

Matt! That was shared in confidence!! I guess I've got no option but to tell everybody about that satanic tattoo you have on your head that can only be seen when ur head is shaved.

Oh crap, people won't believe that, you're already bald aren't you...

Barro said...

hey digger, congrats, when do you go onto the olympic trials, did it end up with a good team bonding time???

Saerz said...

Whoo hoo! Congrat's Digger!
I'm dancing (on the inside) despite the snow!!!
Luv Saerz