Richmond old boy stars

JAMES GREENLAND
Last updated 13:00 26/02/2013

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A former Richmond student has starred for his university volleyball team, nailing the season's final spike for the win in the Canada West college league final.

Waimea College old boy Roy Ching rounded off his rookie year for the Brandon Bobcats with an unprecedented league win in Edmonton, Canada, at the weekend.

The nationally eighth-ranked Bobcats earned their first Canada West league title in a 3-1 victory over the third-ranked Trinity Western Spartans. Ching, who is 1.96m tall, was a prominent player in the final, picking up 15 passes and putting down 15 clean kills.

His Bobcats and New Zealand men's team-mate Sam Tuivai, of Auckland, also put in a game-winning performance that earned him a spot on the league's all-star lineup.

Ching has played outside hitter for the Bobcats, a change to his usual playing position as a setter - although the high-flying Kiwi has proved handy everywhere on the hardwood, posting impressive offensive and defensive statistics all season.

Ching is the second Waimea old boy to dominate for Brandon. He follows the footsteps of former Shirley team-mate Ben Glue, who is based with a professional team in Lebanon.

The Brandon University Bobcats head to Quebec City on March 1 for the national Canadian inter-university sport championship tournament.

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