THE Bendigo Academy of Sport will have 11 volleyballers represent Victoria at the Australian Junior Volleyball Championships this week.
The talented volleyballers will take on the best young players from across the country in the week-long tournament in Canberra.
Lydia Rhule will play in the under-17 girls blue team, while Evan Shelton is in the under-17 boys blue team.
Kate Eason and Matilda Roberts have been selected in the under-17 girls west team.
Marcus Judd, Patrick Haythorne and Declan Rochford will play in the under-17 boys blue team.
James Haythorne will put on the Big V in the under-19 boys blue team.
Michael Mayes will captain the under-19 boys white team, he will also be joined by Guy Hickman.
Mark Jensen is the under-17 boys west head coach, he will be assisted by Matt Gordon.
Bendigo's Todd Broadbent has been named as the assistant coach for the under-17 boys blue team.
Broadbent said all athletes had been training for the tournament since March.
"It is outstanding for the Bendigo Academy of Sport volleyball program to have so many people in the Victorian team," he said.
"I think it is the most we have ever had.
"We are very proud of our athletes, it is a strong team.
"We really hope they can do the best that they can this year."
The Australian Junior Volleyball Championships will be held in Canberra between July 13 and 19.