CLUB OF THE WEEK: Surrey U17 squad a national force on volleyball court

Squad won its third straight national championship in Saskatoon this month

U17 Force volleyball team players and coaches with the national-championship banner they won in Saskatoon last month. The team practices at Pacific Academy in Surrey from January to May each year.

SURREY — It’s been another banner season for the U17 Force volleyball team.

The Surrey-based squad won its third straight national championship at a Volleyball Canada tourney in Saskatoon from May 13 to 15.

Impressively, the Force has not lost a game to a team in its own age division since 2013.

“The guys had another really good year,” coach Dan Johnson told the Now this week.

Of the 13 players on the team, five call Surrey home, he said.

“We have players from five or six schools locally, and they play for the Force at the club level,” Johnson explained.

During the club volleyball season, which runs from January to May, they practice three times a week at Pacific Academy in Fraser Heights.

Sanda King, a parent of fifth-year Force player Trent King, wrote the Now with news of the team’s national title.

Wrote Sanda: “Often players will change clubs or certainly their team members will change significantly over the years.  This, however, is a unique group of boys, almost all born in 1999, who are exceptional athletes and who have grown to become exceptional young men. They have dominated the men’s volleyball scene and performed excellently (in Saskatoon).

“This team is proof that hard work, dedication and teamwork pay off.”

Other team titles include winning gold last year at the AAU U16 U.S. championships in Orlando, Florida.

The club’s website is Forceclubs.net.

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