Maffra Secondary College is a proud sporting school, and high level Volleyball has become synonymous with the college. Over the past four years, Maffra has received numerous state and national titles, including gold medals at the national level. Each year Maffra fields a number of teams which all prove highly competitive as a result of their hard work, training and expert coaching.
In 2015, a female student received a “School’s Blue” award for her achievement in Volleyball – the highest individual honour a student can receive and seldom given out.
Volleyball coaches Anthony Young and Andrew McIntosh play a key roles in the students’ success. In 2013, Anthony was awarded the Phil Shelley Award. On presentation it was announced, “Anthony is a teacher at Maffra Secondary College. A former state Under 20 player Anthony moved to Maffra from Melbourne several years ago and has built a significant volleyball program for girls and boys at the school, for both beach and indoor players with the assistance of other staff and volunteers. As a result of his dedication, more than 50% of the athletes in this year’s GSA program are from Maffra Secondary College…
Several of Anthony’s athletes have been selected into the boy’s and girl’s State indoor and beach teams and three girls were invited to attend the recent National Youth Women’s camp. We are sure that given Anthony’s great work, athletes from Maffra will soon be selected to represent Australia.”
And since that time, representing Australia they have done.