Thompson volleyball player will compete at the North Indigenous Games in July – Thompson Citizen

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January 31, 2020

Thompson’s Bryce Taite, a student at R.D. Parker Collegiate, has been selected to represent Manitoba in under-16 volleyball at the North American Indigenous Games (NAIG) this July in Halifax.

Taite, who stands six feet tall, began his volleyball career in elementary school at age 12.

“I didn’t think I was ready for NAIG,” says the humble athlete. “I didn’t try out because I didn’t think I was ready. Then somebody saw me down south in Winnipeg and I got offered an opportunity … somebody called my dad up.”

Taite has been practising a lot and plays for the RDPC Trojans volleyball team.

“Coach [Stan] Wong has really pushed me to try my best whenever I’m playing,” he explains. “He taught me a lot of what I know and the discipline.”

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