IT'S a been a big time for Fairfield volleyball.
It started recently when Prairiewood High School student Gaby Pese (pictured front) captained the gold medal-winning Sydney South West team (coached by Prairiewood teacher Alison Pool) at the NSW Combined High School (CHS) Volleyball Championship.
In the past five years the Sydney South West team have now won three gold and two silver medals.
Pese, 17, was also captain of the NSW CHS team that contained St Johns Park High School students Tuaumu Pei and Chris Samu.
From there Pese also made the Australian Schools team which defeated New Zealand in a one-off international recently.
Gaby's cousin and Prairiewood High School student Leylani Pese, 14, was selected in the Under-15 NSW All Schools to compete in the Australian Championships in Adelaide in August.
The pair then teamed up to help Prairiewood reach the final of the NSW Knockout where they lost a tight five-set game to Rooty Hill last Friday.
The Kim Oates-coached team qualified after winning the Sydney South West Regional Championship.