New LVC Fire volleyball club heating up
London Community News
Taylor Jordan and David Doty, two of London’s up-and-coming London beach volleyball players, picked up bronze medals at the 2012 Ontario Provincial Beach Volleyball Championships.
Jordan and Doty represented London and the Beach Volleyball Academy this season, competing across Ontario.
The two-player team had earlier won gold medals in the Coburg and Toronto tournaments sanctioned by the Ontario Volleyball Association (OVA), as well as bronze in the Kitchener OVA tournament.
The volleyball season finished earlier this month with the much-anticipated OVA Beach Provincial Championships where Jordan and Doty battled in 30C weather with high humidity making every set a challenge. Ranked fifth going into provincials, the London duo competed with teams from across the province and won bronze in the process.
Jordan and Doty were also indoor volleyball champions with their schools this year. Doty’s Clara Brenton Public School team won the TVRAA “AA” championship while Jordan’s John Dearness team won the TVRAA “A”.
They now have their sights set on the Canadian National Volleyball Championships this fall where they will compete as part of the London Volleyball Club’s U15 competitive team.
Also known as LVC Fire, London Volleyball Club is the city’s newest competitive volleyball club offering introductory and competitive programs for young athletes ages 5-18.
LVC programs include the non-competitive Timbits and Feed the Fire volleyball programs for boys and girls ages 5-9 and 10-11, as well as an elite competitive team program for ages 12-18.
Another player from the club, Andrew Richards, won the U18 Canadian Nationals Beach Volleyball Championship on Aug. 18 and 19 in Vancouver with his partner Jake McNeil from Georgetown, Ontario.
Although they entered the U18 division, both these players are only 16, and faced stiff competition from the other 23 older teams.
The principal goal for LVC Fire is to promote the sport of volleyball, prepare competitive players for post-secondary school success, and build self-confidence and teamwork within all young athletes in the club.
For LVC program details and tryout times, visit www.londonvolleyballclub.com.
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