Greg Gall has made a significant and sustained contribution to volleyball in our region over the past 50 years. He has coached young players from entry level to elite competition.
Most of Greg’s involvement has been voluntary, including self-funding of travel costs and course attendance to ensure young people benefit from the fitness and camaraderie derived from the sport.
He has travelled for coaching duties, including trips to Melbourne to coach Harristown SHS teams in the Australian Schools’ Cup and around south east Queensland.
He has coached the Toowoomba Titans in the South East Queensland League and the Premier Volleyball League in Brisbane for more than 20 years.
In 2000 Greg was involved in a serious motor vehicle accident where he sustained a brain injury and broken bones. Two months later he travelled to Sydney for training as a statistician for the Sydney Olympics. In
September that year he was courtside recording statistics at volleyball venues at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
After the Olympics he successfully applied for a Commonwealth grant to purchase Olympic volleyball flooring and equipment, which was needed for the new Harristown SHS gym. This allowed the school to continue to develop their training and playing with state-of-the-art facilities.
Greg has been awarded life memberships of the Toowoomba Volleyball Association and the Queensland Volleyball Association, which is testament to the high respect that he is held in at local and state levels.
His dedication and lifetime commitment to coaching volleyball and mentoring young people is inspirational.
Many of the young people Greg has trained have remained in the sport and are now themselves leaders of the local association.
In 2020 he received the Senior sports Award on Australia Day – Congratulations Greg – very well deserved.