22nd Asian Women’s U20 Volleyball Championships – Team Selection Announcement

22nd Asian Women’s U20 Volleyball Championships – Team Selection Announcement

Head Coach Cameron Bettenay, alongside the selection panel has selected a 12-strong player squad to represent Australia at the upcoming 22nd Asian U20 Women’s Volleyball Championships hosted in Jiangmen, China. 

The Australian Team, consisting of 11 locally based players, including 2 current Volleyroos and 7 members of the Australian Volleyball Academy girls’ program, will gather in Jiangmen, China, starting from June 27th. Australia have been placed in Pool A alongside hosts China, and Kazakhstan. The tournament is scheduled to run from July 1st to July 8th, 2024.

The U20 Women will need to finish 1st or 2nd in their pool to make it through to the quarter finals which would be Australia’s first appearance at an U20 Women’s Quarter Final in recent years.  

Head Coach, Cameron Bettenay said: “The selection process proved tough due to the remarkable talent and depth within the current wider squad of junior girls. As a coaching team, we faced some truly difficult decisions as we deliberated over our final selections. Each athlete showcased exceptional talent and dedication, making the decision-making process both rewarding and challenging.”

“What truly stood out was the unity and support among the girls. Their camaraderie and motivation for each other were evident throughout the process, demonstrating a cohesive and supportive team dynamic. It was inspiring to witness every member of the squad stepping up and putting forth their best efforts for selection.”

“He added, with our team now finalised, we are eagerly anticipating our upcoming journey to China, where we will have the opportunity to showcase our skills on the court against formidable opponents such as hosts China and pool opponents Kazakhstan. As a coaching team, we are confident in the abilities of our athletes and excited to see them rise to the challenge.”


Tandia BRIGGSVolleyball QueenslandAVA – St Benedict’s College178cm
Kayla CANTRILLVolleyball QueenslandAVA – Aces United188cm
Genevieve D’ARCYVolleyball QueenslandAVA – Cleveland District State High189cm
Jolie DU PLESSISVolleyball Western AustraliaReds Volleyball Club185cm
Chelsea DURBRIDGEVolleyball South AustraliaAVA – Brighton Secondary School182cm
Josephine FOSTERVolleyball Queensland AVA – Norths Volleyball Club192cm
Gemma MCNAMARAVolleyball VictoriaAVA – Maribyrnong Secondary College178cm
Sakura NAKADAIVolleyball Victoria Maribyrnong Secondary College160cm
Ella SCHABORTVolleyball Western AustraliaBinghamton University 189cm
Caitlin WHINCUPVolleyball Western AustraliaBalcatta Volleyball Club182cm
Chloe WALKERVolleyball QueenslandAVA – Easts Volleyball Club191cm
Cameron ZAJERVolleyball South AustraliaBrighton Secondary School182cm
Head Coach – Cameron Bettenay (QLD)
Assistant Coach – Lindsay Baker (QLD)
Team Manager – Kathryn Chen (AVA/VIC)
Physio – Francis Swan (VIC)
Referee – Samuel Chung (NSW)

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