MEN’S VOLLEYROOS PREPARE FOR SECOND CHANCE AT CHALLENGER CUP
The Australian Men’s Indoor Volleyroos have arrived in Korea for the Volleyball Challenger Cup (VCC).
Having bowed out of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) after the pool play rounds, the Aussies will have a second chance to earn qualification for the 2023 edition of the event through this weekend’s VCC.
In the first game of the VCC, the Australian Men will face hosts Korea, with the winner to advance to the next round.
Volleyroos Head Coach Dave Preston said he and the team are looking forward to giving the VCC their all.
“The Challenger Cup presents an opportunity for us to apply the lessons we learned through the VNL campaign,” Preston said.
“Hopefully securing a win at the end of the tournament to remain in the 2023 Volleyball Nations League,” he said.
Volleyroos captain Luke Perry will also return to the fold, after sitting out of the final four matches in the VNL.
Perry said he is looking forward to rejoining the group, and seeing what they are able to produce in Korea.
“After a little break the boys are in Seoul and ready to go,” Perry said.
“A knockout tournament against the host first is all we’re focused on for now. We want to stay in VNL,” he said.
Perry will also play his 250th game for the national team tonight, an incredible achievement.
The Men’s Volleyroos will play Korea at 8pm AEST on Thursday 28 July. Watch LIVE via Volleyball World TV – click here