Going for gold at XVII Pacific Games

The beach volleyball competition at the XVII Pacific Games in the Solomon Islands starts tomorrow with two Australian teams going for gold. Ben Hood (QLD) and D’Artagnan Potts (SA) line up in the men’s event while Jana Milutinovic (SA) and Stefie Fejes (NSW) have been selected for the women’s draw. Both teams played together at Geelong Beach Volleyfest earlier this…

DOUBLE GOLD FOR AUSSIES IN WORLD BEACH VOLLEYBALL TOUR 

Australia has finished on top of the ladder in the men’s and women’s finals of the Beach Pro Tour in Geelong today. In the men’s, Birmingham Commonwealth Games gold medalist Paul Bunnett (SA) took home his first Beach Pro Tour gold medal, with new teammate Jack Pearse (SA). They defeated New Zealand’s Thomas Reid & John McManaway in straight sets 2:0…

Top Aussie pairs make strong start in Geelong

The main draw of the Beach Pro Tour saw 16 matches played at Rippleside Beach today as Geelong Beach Volleyfest continued to build towards the final weekend. The top two Australian teams in both the men’s and the women’s draws tasted victory on Thursday, setting themselves up for an assault on the title in the coming days. Following the late…

Nicolaidis and Carracher achieve historic result

Mark Nicolaidis and Izac Carracher have achieved their best-ever result on the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour with a fourth place finish at the Challenge event in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Starting the week outside the main draw, the pair needed to come from a set down in their second qualifying match just to make it into the top 24. They…

Aussies meet their next Challenge in Chiang Mai

The penultimate Beach Pro Tour Challenge event for 2023 takes place this weekend in Thailand with two Australian teams taking to the court in Chiang Mai. Mark Nicolaidis and Izac Carracher will take place in qualifying from Thursday in an attempt to join Tom Hodges and Zac Schubert in the main draw. The event is another chance to secure vital…

Four teams line up at U21 Beach Volleyball World Championships

The 2023 Under 21 World Beach Volleyball Championships start in Thailand today with four Australian teams vying for glory. Leading the Aussie charge are Stefanie Fejes (NSW) and Jasmine Fleming (QLD) who in July won the Asian Volleyball Confederation U21 Beach Volleyball Championships at the same venue as they will be playing at this week. They will be joined in…

Hodges & Schubert take home bronze

Tom Hodges and Zac Schubert have secured more valuable ranking points in their quest for Olympic qualification with a third place finish at the Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in China over the weekend. Entering the tournament as the third seeds, the Australians took down their Latvian and Canadian opponents on Friday to top Pool C and proceed to the…

Beach Pro Tour continues in India 

Three Australian teams have headed from Mexico to India this week as they move on from the Beach Volleyball World Championships to play the Beach Pro Tour Challenge event in Goa. The Aussie charge is headed by Thomas Hodges and Zac Schubert who are coming off a top 10 finish at the World Championships in their first attempt. The pair…

Aussies finish fourth at World Championships

Australia’s Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar have finished fourth at the Beach Volleyball World Championships earlier today in Mexico. The duo came out firing in the bronze medal playoff against USA’s Kristen Nuss and Taryn Kloth, winning the opening set 21-15.  There was nothing separating the two sides in the second set and while the Aussies looked close…