Barefoot's volleyball team takes on challenge from local staff

Barefoot's volleyball team takes on challenge from local staff

It was late afternoon on a sunny Saturday, and the scene was set for an epic volleyball match between the Barefoot Braves and the Raja Ampat Raiders.

Barefoot Conservation volleyball match

The challenge was thrown down by Dany the Barefoot dive boat driver and Simon accepted, the prize....the most sort after item on the island....a cold case of beer!!





Barefoot Conservation volleyball matchTensions were high during the warm up, with such a major prize up for grabs, Desiree Barefoot's Science and Community intern kept score, of a first to 25 points, best of 5 set format. 







Barefoot Conservation volleyball matchThe Barefoot team got off to a flying start, with their unorthodox style at first confusing the opposition, leaving Theo the sites boat/engine mechanic to show off his YMCA skills. Barefoot Conservation volleyball match







However Barefoot’s good start did not last long and after trading spikes and points, it soon become apparent Barefoot would need to bring in some ringers!

Barefoot Conservation volleyball matchSo we called up Raymond (Mangkur Kodon homestay manager), Dany and Maria Sharapova (aka Claire one of the volunteers) to help bolster the baseline defence.






Barefoot Conservation volleyball matchSadly this did not help the Barefoot team and as the game went on into the night with the sun setting behind us, the Raja Ampat Raiders took control, the glory and the holy grail of a cold case of beer!







Barefoot Conservation volleyball matchAll was not lost however as both teams chilled out with a cold beer as the sun set and discussed exaggerated stories of how high we all jumped!  Barefoot Conservation volley ball match







One nil to the Raja Ampat Raiders, but re-match accepted for next Saturday! We urgently need some 6 ft tall volunteers!!!