Stoirm Volleyball was founded in 1998, it was started to develop players for the girls high school program, they wanted a club that the girls could play in all year long to be prepared for the High School year. The Club has grown to include boys teams, and continues to provide a quality volleyball experience for local athletes at all skill levels. We strive to ensure that its skilled players are challenged and receive opportunities to play in significant provincial and national events.
In 1901 it is estimated that one hundred thousand people spoke Gaelic. In Antigonish and surrounding Counties this number was much higher. So it seems fitting that we should name our club Stoirm which is Gaelic for storm.
In 2004 a boys squad was developed and the club has been growing more each year. The club, which is the largest one for volleyball in the province, has hosted the Eastern Canadian Championships twice. The national stage has also seen several Stoirm players, and Stoirm players have been members of Team Nova Scotia for the Canada Games. The former StFX women’s volleyball program also had an array of members from the Stoirm program. There were seven Stoirm players on the X-Women AUS team a few years ago.
In 2010 the U14 Girls won the gold medal at the Volleyball NS Provincials
In 2011 the U15 Girls won gold at the Volleyball Nova Scotia provincials in Halifax
In 2012 the U16 Girls won the silver medal at the Howard Jackson Invitational volleyball tournament
Identification camps will be held in December to determine Tiers for each age group. Teams are encouraged to attend additional tournaments which requires an increased level of commitment by both the player and parents.