RSS senior boys volleyball makes statement at provincials

Revelstoke Secondary School senior boys volleyball team finish eighth at provincials' make statement with pro-feminist warm-up jerseys.

The RSS senior boys volleyball team made a statement at the provincials

Revelstoke Secondary School’s senior volleyball team, comprised of 11 boys in grade 11 and 12, alongside two grade nines, took the eight hour ride down to Abbotsford to play in the volleyball provincials last week.

The boys prepared for this trek by all shaving their team numbers into the side of their head, and the school celebrated and cheered them on with the first pep rally the school has seen in a very long time. The old ram mascot even came out of hiding for it.

They played five games in total over the weekend. They fought hard and eventually finished as eighth in the province, winning the Most Sportsmanlike award, which is no surprise to any of us back home.

“It was a good end to an amazing season,” says Callum Hicks, who was named to the tournament’s second all star team.

The team also made a political statement at the tournament, sporting warm-up jerseys that read “feminism means equality.”

“They are an incredible and considerate group of young men and a talented group of athletes. I’m so proud of them,” said coach Sheena Bell.

The team thanked their sponsors for helping them get to Abbotsford: Revelstoke Credit Union, H&R Block, Southside Grocery, Cooper’s, Arrow Helicopters, the RSS Parent Advisory Committee, and Patti Matsushita.

Their whole season was full of success and this was the best way for them to end it. Now that the boy are home, they can relax and start to shred the amazing snow up on RMR.

With notes from Alex Cooper

 

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