When my daughter was in grade 7 she was selected to be on the school team and fell in love with the sport. After the school season, she heard about a club team and went to see about playing. Being a year older than the other girls she was told she could not play, therefore I started to research teams and where my daughter could play. We found out about tryouts for clubs and went, however she was cut. This is when I found out that another 30 girls trying out were giving the same fate.
I contacted three local clubs asking if I coached would they consider adding a team, I was told “no” from one and could not get an answer from another. However, the 3rd club said yes. So, I coached, and was able to update my certification. Unfortunately, the next season the club was unable to continue so I volunteered to take over, changed the name and started the Tri Area Warriors Volleyball Club.
1) I wanted the club name and logo to represent my Christian faith with a foundation of strong values and believes.
2) Tri Area; “I wanted others know that our club population live in and around the Tri Municipal communities of Spruce Grove, Stony Plain and Parkland County’s.”
3) Warriors; for the inner fight we must endure inside ourselves and in our many daily relationships.
4) Logo; The visual from the above 3) "Warriors" presented itself to me in the armor of God from Ephesians 6. Adding the symbol of salvation, the cross, finished the shield and sword of faith. I shared this with my other coach who gave my sketches to an artist friend of his: and the logo was born.