Aussies Ready For AVC U19 Beach Volleyball Championships In Thailand
Four Australian teams are ready to don the green and gold at the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) U19 Beach Volleyball Championships, which get underway from June 2-5 in Roi Et, Thailand.
Stefanie Fejes (NSW) will team up with Cassandra Dodd (WA/AVA) as the first women’s team, with Charlotte Duncan (QLD/AVA) and Jasmine Rayner (QLD) to form the second women’s team.
As the most experienced in the team, 17-year-old Fejes will look to defend her Women’s U19 Asian Championships crown, which she won with Alisha Stevens in July last year, along with the U21 title.
In the men’s competition, Toby Bergh (QLD) and Benjamin Hood (QLD) will be Australia’s first men’s team, joined by Mitchell Croft (VIC/AVA) and Luke Ryan (QLD) as team 2.
Volleyball Australia National Pathways Manager Paul Smith wished the team well, as competition gets underway today.
“We are excited for these eight young athletes to represent Australia at the U19 Asian Beach Volleyball Championships,” Smith said.
“For some of these athletes, it will be their first taste of international competition – something which is always exciting for juniors. For others, they have played at Asian Championships and other international competitions before so it will be a bit more familiar.
“But I know that all of them will take enormous pride in being able to represent Australia, and on behalf of all of us at Volleyball Australia I’d like to offer my congratulations and best wishes – we look forward to watching closely,” he said.
The 2022 AVC U19 Beach Volleyball Championships will be held in Roi Et, Thailand, from June 2-5. For more information – click here
AUSTRALIAN U19 BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAMS
Stefanie Fejes (NSW) and Cassandra Dodd (WA/AVA)
Charlotte Duncan (QLD/AVA) and Jasmine Rayner (QLD/QAS)
Toby Bergh (QLD/QAS) and Benjamin Hood (QLD/QAS)
Mitchell Croft (VIC/AVA) and Luke Ryan (QLD/QAS)