Ticket to Paris booked in history-making feat

Australia’s beach volleyballers have earned a second quota for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, after winning the Asian Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final in China. The teams of Izac Carracher/Mark Nicolaidis & Paul Burnett/Jack Pearse both faced China today, with the results of the first two matches forcing a third match decider. Burnett/Pearse put up a fierce fight, but fell…

Beach Volleyballers chase final Olympic quota in China

Australia has one final opportunity to qualify an additional men’s beach volleyball team to Paris 2024 when the Asian Continental Cup Finals take place over the next three days in Ningbo, China. Following last week’s announcement that Thomas Hodges, Zachery Schubert, Mariafe Artacho del Solar and Taliqua Clancy had been selected to compete at next month’s Olympic Games, final qualification…

Four beach volleyball athletes announced to compete under the Eiffel Tower at Paris 2024

Olympic silver medallists Taliqua Clancy and Mariafe Artacho del Solar, along with Olympic debutants Thomas Hodges and Zachery Schubert, were announced to the Australian Olympic Team for Paris 2024 today at Adelaide Oval. Taliqua and Mariafe will again join forces for the women’s beach volleyball event after their history-making performances in Tokyo. This will mark both athletes third Olympic appearance,…

Historic results at Elite16 in Portugal

Three Australian teams were in Portugal for one of the final Beach Pro Tour tournaments before the Olympic qualification period ends with two teams turning in historic results. The two men’s teams – Zachery Schubert & Thomas Hodges and Mark Nicolaidis & Izac Carracher – both faced an uphill task just to make the main draw, needing to go through qualifying on Wednesday. Both…

Tournament Watch | BPT Elite16 Espinho POR

Australia’s men’s teams have taken a share of fifth place at the Beach Pro Elite16 Beach Pro Tour in Espinho, Portugal. Brazilian fourth seeds George Souto Maior Wanderley and Andre Loyola Stein were too strong for Mark Nicolaidis and Izac Carracher in their quarter-final, however the Australian pair still finish the tournament with their best ever Elite16 result. Zachery Schubert…

Volleyball Australia receives additional Olympic Preparation Funding

Volleyball Australia has been announced today as one of 26 national sporting organisations which will benefit the Australian Sports Commission’s second stream of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Preparation Fund.  It’s part of a $20 million commitment from the Australian Government announced in July to significantly enhance medal potential and improve the performance of Australian athletes in Paris. “Australia…