Beach Pro Tour Torquay Elite 16 to start on Tuesday with qualification round

Thirty-two teams equally divided between men and women will compete tomorrow in the qualification round of the Beach Pro Tour Torquay Elite 16, trying to claim one of the four spots available to complete the 16-team main draw for each category. The women’s qualification tournament includes one of the Torquay Challenge finalists, the Chinese duo of Lvwen Yuan and Jie…

Olympian Chris McHugh visits Torquay College to inspire children and give back to the community

After winning bronze at the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest Challenge yesterday, Australian beach volleyball Olympian and two-time Commonwealth Games champion Chris McHugh took a moment away from the sand to share his sporting experience and personal story with more than 150 year 5 school children today in Torquay. McHugh is an ambassador for the Olympics Unleashed program, which takes…

McHugh and Burnett claim Bronze as Italy goes 1-2 at the Torquay Challenge

Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett finished third in the Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Torquay on Sunday, as Daniele Lupo and Enrico Rossi claimed the gold medal after a tense final against fellow Italians Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula. Going against the Portuguese duo of Joao Pedrosa and Hugo Campos, McHugh and Burnett put pressure on their opponents right…

Sara Hughes and Kelly Cheng take Women’s Torquay Challenge title

The USA team of Sara Hughes and Kelly Cheng were crowned Torquay Challenge champions today after defeating Lvwen Yuan and Jie Dong (CHN)  in the Women’s Final of the Beach Pro Tour tournament, the first of three events featured in the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest. The top seeded team of the Challenge event were dominant, leading from the very…

McHugh and Burnett to play for bronze at the Beach Pro Tour Torquay Challenge

Commonwealth Games Champions Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett will play for bronze in Torquay on Sunday, facing the Portuguese team of Joao Pedrosa and Hugo Campos as the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Torquay Challenge reaches its finals stage. The men’s gold medal final will be an all-Italian affair, with Alex Ranghieri and Adrian Carambula playing against compatriots Daniele Lupo…

Two Aussie teams successful in Beach Pro Tour Torquay Challenge qualifiers

Eight teams per gender emerged victorious from the qualification rounds on Wednesday to complete the Torquay Challenge main draw line-up, including Aussie pairs of Stefanie Fejes and Rebecca Ingram, and Brittany Kendall and Caitlin Bettenay, on the first day of action at the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest. Thursday’s main draw action will start with the women’s pool matches at…

Scape, We Are Feel Good Inc. and Budgy Smuggler announced as Volleyball Australia official partners ahead of a great summer of volleyball

Top Australian brands will come together over the summer to support a vibrant volleyball event calendar, as Scape, We Are Feel Good Inc. and Budgy Smuggler have been announced as official partners of Volleyball Australia for the 2022-2023 season and beyond. This follows the earlier announcement of Australian Radio’s Home of Sport SEN as its major media partner for the…

Australian Volleyball League – Round 7 wrap

That’s a wrap on the seven-round AVL season for 2022. The top four teams have been decided and they will all converge in the Gold Coast in two weeks’ time for the AVL Finals, to determine who will be crowned national champions for 2022! Melbourne Vipers v QLD Pirates Women’s Game 1: VIC 2:3 QLD (25-23, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 25-17)Women’s…

Athletes from 24 countries will take to the court for the Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Torquay

Seventy-three teams representing 24 different countries will take to the court in Torquay from tomorrow until Sunday 27 November to compete in the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Challenge, the first event of the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest. As the Beach Pro Tour season winds down towards the inaugural Finals in Doha, Qatar (26-29 January) and the Olympic qualification…