League Men League Women
2010 Chris Gosling Alicia Davidge
2011 Craig Donnellan Alicia Davidge
2012 Josh Hixon Samantha Simmonds
2013 Josh Hixon Vicki Wright
2014 Luke Bonser Vicki Wright
2015 Chris Gosling Vicki Wright
2016 Tim Berry Kim Wigg
2017 Peter Bawhey Kim Wigg
2018 Peter Bawhey Kim Wigg
In 2010 the Committee and Coaching staff decided to dedicate the Women's #10 playing shirt and the Men's #2 playing shirt to a couple of talented and dedicated athletes. These numbers have been associated with Alicia Davidge and Craig Watson respectively for as long as they have been playing State League Volleyball for the South Adelaide Volleyball Club. Alicia and Craig have both held the role of Captain for the Club's League Teams and we have now made sure that they are honoured well into the future. Each year their playing tops will be presented by them to the League Captain just before the 1st game of the season in an official ceremony.
Both Athletes have been great ambassadors for the South Adelaide Volleyball Club and been integral to the Club's success over many years. Below is a short synopsis of what they have achieved in their time at the Club.
2018 Club Captains - Kim and Pete
Craig has been playing for South Adelaide since its inception in 1987. Craig was a promising Junior athlete who played at Daws Road High School in the mid 1980's and had played one year of State League Volleyball for the Eastwood Volleyball Club in 1986. At the end of 1986 Eastwood merged with the Estonian Women's team to create the South Adelaide Volleyball Club. Since 1987 Craig has played League Volleyball for South Adelaide and he played in the 1993 Reserves Premiership and the 2007 League Men's first Premiership. This was the one title that had eluded him and as is his passion for South Adelaide, he was not going to stop his playing career until he won that title.
He was a standout performer during the 1990's where he represented South Australia at Junior National Championships, Senior Nationals for the dominant SASI senior men's side which saw him rewarded as the 1994 Australian Volleyball Grand Prix - MVP. Craig won numerous individual awards at State League. These include the 1990 State League Men MVP, 1990 State League Men Best Spiker, 1992 State League MVP, 1994 State League Men Best Spiker, 1995 State League Men Best Server, 1997 State League Men MVP, 2000 State League Men Best Spiker and 2007 State League Men Best Receiver. Craig has also been successful at the Australian University Games where in 1988 and 1989 he won a Gold Medal. In 2002 he was runner up and at all 3 events, he was named in the Australian University Games - Green and Gold team.
Craig has been a crucial member of the South Adelaide teams that have travelled to Darwin for the Arafura games. He won silver medals in 2001, 2005 and 2007. In 2001 and 2007 he was named Best Spiker for the whole tournament. Craig officially retired from League Volleyball in 2009 at the end of preliminary final. It was plain to see the respect and admiration that the South Adelaide Volleyball Club, the general volleyball public and the spectators in attendance that day, have for Craig. At the end of the match, he was given a lengthy standing ovation by his opponents on the day the Norwood Bears, the crowd, Volleyball SA officials and all of South Adelaide Volleyball Club members. While Craig has officially retired from State League, he will still be rolling the arm over in Reserves and swinging away at Masters' competitions in the future...
Alicia has been a playing for the Club since 1994 when she started her junior career at South Adelaide after playing for Blackwood High School. Alicia moved up through the ranks very quickly and became a mainstay of the League Women's side for well over a decade. During that time she was a part of the 2003 & 2005 Premierships. Runners Up in the 1997, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2008 Grand Finals. Alicia has represented Australia at Junior and Senior levels playing against international teams from all over the world. In 2009 Alicia represented Australia and was selected as Captain of the Australian Senior National Team for the 2009 Vietnam Cup.
She has played an integral part of South Australia's success as a Junior Athlete at Junior National Championships, Senior Nationals, and in the Australian Volleyball League for well over a decade. Alicia has also been very successful as an individual winning the following Volleyball South Australia State League Awards, 2004 League Women's MVP, 2008 League Women's Best Server and 2009 League Women's Best Server. In 2002 Alicia won a gold medal at the Australian University Games and was also selected in the Green and Gold team. In 2007 Alicia attended the Arafura Games with South Adelaide and she won a Silver Medal and was awarded the Women's Best Server for the tournament. As you can see Alicia has achieved so much in her Volleyball career and the Club wishes her all the success in the future...