Category: Beach Volleyball News
Qld Dominates the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships
The Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships (AJBVC) took place on the sands of Glenelg Beach April 7-10, 2016. Played in cool conditions, nothing could slow down the 18 teams from the Sunshine State, with Qld represented in 7 of the 8 gold medal matches.
In what some are describing as the most dominant display by a State in AJBVC history, Qld were clear winners of the Andy Burdin Shield for best State, accumulating 22 points, with Vic a distant second on 11 points.
Finals day started well for Qld, with both the u15 boys and girls winning their gold medal matches. This was the first time Qld had entered teams in this age group, and also the first time this age contributed to the Andy Burdin Shield. The winning trend continued in both the u17 boys (gold and silver to Qld) and girls, and u19 boys all taking home gold, while the u23 Bronze match was an all-Qld affair.
Volleyball QLD would like to congratulate all athletes, especially our medal winners:
Marcus Ferguson and Bryce Poland
Kayla Mears and Brianna Mears
Annelies Jones and Amelia Takken
Connor O'Neil and Will O'Meara
Ben Booth and Cooper Grinlaubs
Bella Dixon and Emma Burton
Caitlin Bettenay and Georgia Johnson
U15Eva Brac, Caitlin Meale and Shannon Scanlon
Tim Dickson and Matt Mecchia
The contribution of Qld teams who didn’t medal should also not be underestimated, picking up valuable results in their pool play matches and cross-over matches, as well as adding their vocal support to their colleagues.
The teams wish to thank their coaches, parents and supporters, including those who travelled to Adelaide.
A full list of the final placings can be found at: