Australia ready to compete in the Under 21’s Asian Beach Volleyball Championship
The Under 21’s Asian Beach Volleyball Championships are currently underway in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. Two men’s and two women’s teams will represent Australia in the Under 21 category.
The men’s coach for this tournament, Queensland Academy of Sport coach Chris Todd who is in Thailand with the Australian junior teams, said that all the athletes have been training hard to prepare for the event and are keen to get on court.
“Conor and Ruben are keen to finally get on the court and represent Australia after two weeks of waiting and watching.
“Lucas and Ben are determined to improve on their u19 results.”
The women’s teams are looking to capitalise on their good preparation and under 19s results throughout the under 21 tournament.
“Since the teams on the women’s side are the same as for U19s, it gives us a good chance to make some improvements in our game plans and execution,” said Anne Meijnderts Australian Volleyball Academy (AVA) Beach Coach.
After winning the Under 19’s Asian Beach Volleyball Championship Alisha Stevens is feeling positive about the Under 21’s.
“I am feeling pretty confident about our team, we feel that we have had a good preparation for this tournament and are definitely keeping our eyes on the championship.” Stevens said.
Click here to watch all the Under 21s Asian Beach Volleyball Championship action live.
- Lucas Josefsen / Ben Booth
- Ruben Gale / Connor O’Neil
- Stefanie Fejes / Alisha Stevens
- Jesse Mann / Jasmine Fleming
- Anne Meijnderts – Beach Coach | Australian Volleyball Academy
- Chris Todd – Head Coach | Queensland Academy of Sport