McHugh & Burnett Look to Defend Asian Senior Men’s Beach Volleyball Championships Crown

Three Australian Teams will represent the green and gold at this week’s Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) 2022 Asian Senior Men’s Beach Volleyball Championships in Bandar Abbas, from 14-18 November. The Australian contingent will be headlined by Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games gold medallists and defending Asian Senior Men’s Beach Volleyball Champions Chris McHugh and Paul Burnett. They will be joined by…

Anita Palm – Women’s Beach

A worthy recipient and pioneer of women’s beach volleyball in Australia, Anita also started her volleyball career on the indoor floorboards, representing Queensland in junior and senior teams, as well as Australia at the junior and senior level, where she played 28 games for the Senior Indoor team before making the move to the beach. Making her mark on the…

Lee Zahner – Men’s Beach

Our male beach inductee is one half of our Men’s Beach Team of the Century, with his partner having been inducted last year. Before he took to the sand Lee Zahner represented Australia in indoor volleyball at the national junior and Australian university levels. But it was on the beach that he found his greatest success. The Queenslander teamed up…

Kerri Pottharst – Women’s Beach

Our inaugural female beach inductee also played both disciplines but it was on the beach that she excelled. Over a 13 year period she won 8 Australian Beach titles and played in 92 FIVB World Tour Events amassing a total of 20 medals – 10 Bronze, 8 Silver and 2 Gold. She represented Australia at three consecutive Olympic Games in…

Julien Prosser – Men’s Beach

Our inaugural male beach inductee excelled on the beach for nearly 20 years. Domestically he was crowned Australian Beach Champion 14 times in the period between 1989 and 2007. Internationally he played 145 FIVB World Tour matches winning 8 bronze and 1 gold medal in the process. He proudly represented Australia in three Olympic Games 1996, 2000 and 2004 with…