A look at the week’s action in the Rowville Sports Academy…  

FOUR international volleyballers arrived at the Academy this week, as part of the annual scholarship program.

Alana, Jayme, Maddie and Tia (pictured right), all from New Zealand’s Trident High School in Whakatane, will attend the College for two weeks, including classes and volleyball training sessions.

The Rowville Sports Academy enjoys a long-standing, successful relationship with volleyball powerhouse Trident High School.

Meanwhile, Year 9 volleyball student-athlete Hayley Betts has been selected in Victoria’s under-17 west volleyball team for the upcoming national junior championships.

Betts, originally named as an emergency, continued to persist and train hard with the group to break through for selection, taking Rowville’s total state representation to nine – 10% of its program.

The 2016 Australian Junior Championships will be held in Coomera, Queensland from 25 September to 1 October.

In a stellar week for the netball program, the intermediate netballers were crowned state champions this week, edging out Sacred Heart College Geelong in the grand final of the Netball Victoria School Championships, 12-11.

In the nail-biting final, Rowville came from behind to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in the final 40 seconds after trailing all match.

The championship win was set up by a dominant tournament, which saw Rowville finish undefeated (9-0), three games clear on top of the ladder.

The undefeated run brought a resounding percentage of 304.08 – over 150% more than the next best in their respective pool (Star of the Sea College finished on six wins with a percentage of 148.44%), and over 120% more than the next best overall (runner-up Sacred Heart College Geelong, 180.36% in pool B).

Click here for full results of the tournament.

Adding to the celebrations and jubilation, the College also took out the School Sport Victoria Intermediate Girls State Finals, defeating St. Joseph’s College Mildura 36-22 in the final.

A strong 18-point victory in the first semi-final booked Rowville’s place in the grand final, while St. Joseph’s defeated Mary MacKillop CRC Leongatha by 14 points.

Click here for full results of the tournament.

In what continues to be another dominant year, the intermediate football (soccer) boys took out the School Sport Victoria state championship on Wednesday, defeating close rival John Fawkner College in the final, 4-2.

Rowville Secondary College and John Fawkner College both share a partnership with Melbourne City FC, as the two affiliates fought out another memorable tussle.

Click here for full results of the tournament.

Earlier this year, Rowville SC and John Fawkner College’s senior boys met in the Premier League state final, with Rowville SC prevailing in penalties.