THE HEAT IS ON SAM WALKER
They’re flying high undefeated on top of the Australian Volleyball League but the Canberra HEAT may be about to lose another star to Europe.
Hot on the heels of losing their best attacker Nic Borgeaud to Bergische Volleys in Solingen, near Dusseldorf, in the German first division competition, it’s understood the HEAT’s Sam Walker has strong interest from Europe as well.
Canberra coach Les Young, far from upset at losing star power says he is excited by the opportunities for his players.
"The majority of our men Volleyroos play in Europe during their Volleyball season. Our men's Canberra HEAT team has seen many players follow this career path, including Simon Hone and Travis Passier," Young said.
"It's even better when they return and bring those highly developed skills back. Not only does it improve our Canberra HEAT teams but also volleyball in the ACT.
"Sam Walker is a great example. Sam has been a valuable member of our leadership team and has brought invaluable experience and strength to the team as an outside attacker."
The HEAT will be looking to continue their perfect start to the season when they travel to Sydney for their two round 7 clashes with UTSSU this weekend.
In other interesting match ups this weekend Centre of Excellence will host the Sydney WARRIORS in Canberra, both sides are looking for that elusive first win of the season.
In the Southern Conference the WA HORNETS are the team to beat winning 4/4 this season.
The HORNETS have their first home game of the season hosting the Adelaide STORM who are fresh off their first win of the season against the VVA VULTURES.
It will be tough road trip for the South Aussies who quietly fancy their chances of causing an upset.
The VULTURES and the Uni BLUES will play each other twice over the weekend at the Melbourne University Sports Centre.
The VULTURES have an eye on top spot in the Southern Conference should the HORNETS stumble against Adelaide, while the BLUES are just looking to stay in touch with the leaders.
Meanwhile in the Women's competition the Queensland PIRATES and the Sydney AMAZONS have the weekend off and that means UTSSU will be out to make up some ground when they host bottom of the conference Canberra.
Uni BLUES lead the way in the Southern Conference and with two games at home to VVA VULTURES the BLUES will be out to extend their lead on top of the ladder.
WA PEARLS and Adelaide STORM will fight it out in WA to try and keep in touch with the front runners.