Captain of Volleyball – Alex Lawson
As captain of Volleyball, Alex Lawson (VI) leads both the Grammar Firsts team and the entire 17-team volleyball squad.
Alex started playing volleyball in Form I in 2017, the year Grammar last won the GPS Firsts Volleyball Premiership. He lives, eats, and breathes volleyball and leads the squad in a humble and level-headed manner. His presence and leadership has been invaluable.
Alex gives some insights into how he became absorbed by this dynamic sport. “I originally chose volleyball because my older brother played, and with my competitive spirit I was determined to be better than him. I remember watching the 2017 Firsts win the premiership and sharing the excitement of rushing onto the court to help celebrate when we won. In volleyball, you get to work with a variety of people and collectively improve as a group regardless of playing position.
“If I had to give any advice to future potential volleyball players, I would say get involved as soon as possible and test your limits by trying out for state teams as soon as you start playing.”
In the future, Alex is keen to continue his volleyball career and may even pursue the challenge of heading overseas to a college in the USA or play professionally in either beach volleyball or indoor volleyball.
Pictured: Captain of Volleyball Alex Lawson (VI)