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NEW ZEALAND U19 BEACH TEAMS NAMED FOR ASIA

NEW ZEALAND U19 BEACH TEAMS NAMED FOR ASIA

The eight players to represent New Zealand at the 2024 Asian U19 Beach Volleyball Championships were named on Tuesday.

Following an identification process and training which began in December, two teams per gender have been named with players featuring heavily from both the Inter-Provincial Championships and NZ Secondary School Championships in January and February.

Five regions are represented across the teams; Harbour Volleyball, Waikato Volleyball, Volleyball Bay of Plenty, Tasman Volleyball and Canterbury Volleyball having players included.

U19 Womenโ€™s Coach Liz Hanna is excited around the potential of the group she has.  

โ€œWe are looking forward to working with this talented group of young women who have numerous pathways and opportunities,โ€ Hanna said.

โ€œThe potential across the group is exciting but a quick turnaround and building on the skills players bring into the environment will be our immediate focus for the Asian Championships.โ€

Meanwhile, U19 Menโ€™s Coach Luis Paulo Santana said the group has been working on long-term development areas as a priority while also balancing the need for focus on the upcoming event.

โ€œThis is such an exciting group of athletes, and it has been amazing to see the enthusiasm of the players for just being part of the programme,โ€ Santana said.

โ€œThe team and I are excited about the near future and what we are looking to accomplish.โ€

The team will continue preparation ahead of the event in Thailand which provides opportunities to secure a birth in the World Championships in Shangluo, China from 27 August to 1 September 2024.

A top-five finish at the Asian Championships would automatically qualify New Zealand a spot in the World Championships.

New Zealand U19 Beach Teams โ€“ 2024 Asian Championships
Roi Et, Thailand
May 1-5, 2024


Men’s Team 1โ€‚

Calum Stewart โ€“ Volleyball Bay of Plenty
Liam Smithโ€‚- Volleyball Waikato

Men’s Team 2
Davi Pacheco โ€“ Harbour Volleyball
Nathan Daviesโ€‚- Volleyball Tasman

Non-Travelling Reservesโ€‚
Thomas Vesty โ€“ Canterbury Volleyball
John Petrucci โ€“ Harbour Volleyball

Men’s Coach 
Luis Paulo Santana

Womenโ€™s Team 1โ€‚
Emma Mason โ€“ Canterbury Volleyball
Kalea Norton โ€“ Harbour Volleyball

Womenโ€™s Team 2โ€‚
Kaia Buckley โ€“ Harbour Volleyball
Devyn Golaboski โ€“ Harbour Volleyball

Non-Travelling Reserves
Ruby Amkreutz โ€“ Harbour Volleyball
Morgan Lee – Canterbury Volleyball

Womenโ€™s Co-Coaches
Liz Hanna
Claire Stewart 

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