It’s been another impressive month for WA’s top volleyball players on the international stage. WA’s Cole Durant has been representing the country at the 2019 FiVB World Beach Volleyball Championships in Hamburg. Durant made it through to the Round of 32 with partner Damien Schumann, however the boys were bested by Poland to finish equal 17th.
Ky Landersonce again represented the country, this time at the FiVB U21 World Beach Volleyball Championships in Thailand. Landers partnered with Jarrah Brownhill for the competition and were able to beat China, however the duo were unable to progress to the main round.
Landers has now joined WA’s Caleb Lampard, Lewis Peach, Sarah Burton and Tessa Browne for the Volleyball Australia integrated European Tour. While Paul Burnett and partner Max Guehrer have won the Japan Beach Volleyball Tour as they prepare for their upcoming 2 star FiVB event in Qidong, China.
Congratulations to the Australia Men’s Helloworld Travel Volleyroos who have just finished their 2019 Volleyball Nations League campaign with a 13th place. WA was well represented with Max Staples, Luke Perry, Samuel Walker, Luke Smith, Nicholas Butler and Caleb Watsonall making it in to the Australian squad. Australia finished ahead of Portugal on the ladder to ensure their place in next year’s Volleyball Nations League.
WA’s Jen Sadlerand the Australian Women’s Helloworld Travel Volleyroos are in Thailand for the Thailand Sealect Invitational tournament. The ladies lost their practice match against Thailand’s national Under 23 team and will be looking to improve upon their 2018 fifth placed finish.