Collie to host Coal Cup this weekend

Collie will host 41 teams this weekend for the 29th annual Coal Cup Volleyball Tournament.

Coal Cup is the only regional volleyball tournament of its kind in WA and has grown in popularity every year, with registrations filling weeks out from the event.

The tournament attracts 300 players, as well as supporters and spectators, so provides a good boost to the Collie economy over the weekend.

Collie is fielding a women’s and men’s team and welcome spectators to come cheer on the local teams. The men’s team will be hoping for a back-to-back win after taking out the men’s B-grade competition last year.

Teams travel from as far as Busselton, Perth, Albany, Bunbury and Esperance to compete in the tournament.

As well as competing in their prospective grades, teams also aim to win the coveted Coal Cup, which is awarded on performance, sportsmanship, appearance, commitment to umpiring duties and participation in the right spirit of the game.

The Collie High School Anzac Tour group is catering the tournament to raise funds for next year’s trip.

The games kick off at Roche Park from 8 am on Saturday, August 4 and will continue across the weekend with each division’s respective grand final taking place in the afternoon on Sunday, August 5.