PICTURES: Premier volleyball a hit in Bendigo

THE Bendigo round of the Victorian Volleyball League was so successful teams are hopeful of making the round a permanent fixture on the calendar.

Nine games were played in the city between the Western Phantoms and the Southern Cross Cobras at the Bendigo Stadium.

Phantoms president and Bendigo volleyball coach Matt Gordon said a high standard of volleyball was seen across the weekend.

"The games were quite heated and spirited, it was a great show," he said. 

Gordon said about 100 people had packed the Stadium on Saturday night to watch the premier men go head-to-head while the reserves women also played.

The Phantoms and the Cobras fought hard across the weekend, with the two teams scoring a win a piece.

The Phantoms lost the first game on Saturday night in five sets, however they managed to win one back on Sunday afternoon, winning in four sets.

The Phantoms Division two women’s team lost their game in four sets.

The Division two men’s team lost both its games, one in four sets and the other in five.

The reserves women won both of its games across the weekend.

The reserves men won one game and lost the other. 

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