Northland usually has one or two volleyball stars who rise above the rest and break into national age-group sides. This year, four players are flying the Northland flag in three different New Zealand beach or indoor volleyball teams. All four will be jetting off to the United States in July to take on the world's best in the hope of attracting the lucrative eyes of university scouts.

You don't have to look far to see where Northland's next generation of volleyballers are coming from.

In fact, if you go along to the Whangārei Girls' High School (WGHS) gym on Tuesdays