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Winners decided at Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup

Winners decided at Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup

Winners were decided across 16 divisions on the final day of the Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup, with more than 580 students taking to the sand to secure bragging rights for another year.

Hosted on Coolangatta Beach, the final day of the Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup saw medals shared between 20 schools.

Following a forfeit in the bronze medal match at the Beach Pro Tour Futures, the gold medal game for the Year 11 Boys Pairs was moved from court nine to centre court.

Gold medallists Rohan Kumar and Lucas Fletcher from Sydney’s Scots College saw the promotion to centre court as ‘birthday luck’.

“I was so excited when I was told we were moving to centre court, it’s my birthday today so it must be special luck. It really feels special, it was so surreal,” said Rohan.

“I am so stoked to have won gold, it is such a good feeling. At the Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships I came second so to have that gold medal feeling with Lucas was so good. 

“I feel really proud to have represented our school and New South Wales at the Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup. To come here and play against a lot of Queensland teams was pretty crazy, I’m really proud to say that we won gold.”

After starting the first set strong, the team from New South Wales worked hard to continue their momentum in the second set, ultimately winning over Queensland’s Craigslea State High School, 2:0.

“In the second set we were in control, we could feel them nibbling at our ankles but we were able to keep the lead up throughout the game,” said Lucas.

“We train together at school a bit but this was our first big competition as a pair, so to take the gold was super exciting.

“You feel like you are one of the pros when you get to play on centre court, hearing the announcer talk about your game and the soundtrack in the background is a surreal experience.”

“We’d also just like to say a quick shout out to our coach, Max G. He’s supported us throughout the whole season and it’s been amazing to work with him, we really appreciate everything he has done.”

For sisters Matisse and Allegra Conlon from Mansfield State High School (Brisbane), winning the gold medal in the Year 12 Girls Pairs division against Canberra’s Lake Ginninderra (2:0) is not an achievement they will forget anytime soon.

“It was a really good game, we played that team yesterday and it was a close match so it was good to have a rematch again today,” said Matisse.

“It feels amazing to have won in my last year, especially with my sister. I’m in year 12 but Allegra is only in year 10, so I hope she goes on now to win the title in her final year too.

“It’s pretty special to be able to play with someone in your family, you know each other so well and have good communication on court, and it’s amazing to share the win as well,” she finished.

Allegra echoed her sister’s sentiments, adding: “We cut out all our unforced errors in this afternoon’s game which definitely made the difference.

“Winning the year 12 division as a year 10 player just feels insane, I didn’t think I could do it, I’m just in shock I guess,” she finished.

Today’s Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup finals conclude the 10-day Volleyslam beach volleyball festival, which also featured the 2024 Mahindra Australian Beach Volleyball Championships, the Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships and the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures.

Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup | Coolangatta QLD

22-24 March 2024

YEAR 12 BOYS PAIRS 

1 – Churchie

2 – King’s CC 

3 – Kelvin Grove

YEAR 12 GIRLS PAIRS 

1 – Mansfield

2 – Lake Ginninderra

3 – Geelong Lutheran 

YEAR 11 BOYS PAIRS 

1 – Scots College 

2 – Craigslea 

3 – Lake Ginninderra

YEAR 11 GIRLS PAIRS 

1 – Cairns

2 – Craigslea

3 – Brisbane State

11/12 BOYS 4-A-SIDE 

1 – Brisbane CC 

2 – Faith Lutheran 

3 – King’s CC

11/12 GIRLS 4-A-SIDE 

1 – Caloundra

2 – Cleveland 

3 – Faith Lutheran 

YEAR 10 BOYS PAIRS 

1 – Kelvin Grove 

2 – Glasshouse 

3 – Scots College 

YEAR 10 GIRLS PAIRS 

1 – Benowa

2 – Tin Can Bay 

3 – Craigslea  

9/10 BOYS 4-A-SIDE 

1 – Caloundra 

2 – Caloundra

3 – The Gap

9/10 GIRLS 4-A-SIDE 

1 – The Gap 

2 – The Gap 

3 – King’s CC 

YEAR 9 BOYS PAIRS 

1 – Kelvin Grove 

2 – The Gap

3 – Kelvin Grove 

YEAR 9 GIRLS PAIRS 

1 – Craigslea

2 – Kelvin Grove 

3 – Santa Sabina

7/8 BOYS PAIRS 

1 – Glasshouse

2 – Craigslea 

3 – Burnside

7/8 GIRLS PAIRS 

1 – Kelvin Grove

2 – The Gap

3 – Kelvin Grove 

7/8 BOYS 4-A-SIDE 

1 – The Gap 

2 – The Gap

3 – Kelvin Grove

7/8 GIRLS 4-A-SIDE 

1 – The Gap

2 – Kelvin Grove 

3 – Kelvin Grove 

CHAMPION SCHOOL – Kelvin Grove State College

Click here for draws and results.

Volleyslam 2024 was supported by Experience Gold Coast and the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland.

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