Home nations' juniors to battle it out on the sand

3rd August 2018

Home nations' juniors to battle it out on the sand

Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre will welcome some of the finest junior beach volleyball talent next week, as the rising stars of the sport battle it out for national pride and glory at the Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Cup 2018! 

England will be well represented with five women's teams and a men's team competing in an exciting format. Every team consists of two beach volleyball pairs, with each team have a nominated pair 1 and pair 2. For each match, the country's pair 1s will play each other, while the pair 2s will also face off. If a team wins both rounds, they take the match. If it is a tie, the team coach can select any two of the four team players to play off in the Golden Match tie-breaker. Teams of four players will look to advance from the pool stages into the knockout phase, and ultimately to be crowned champions. 

The tournament runs from Monday 6th August - Wednesay 8th August and will be streamed live on the Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Cup website. So if you can't get to Cardiff to take advantage of free entry, then be sure to tune in! 

There are five England teams in the women's draw. The star studded line-up includes: 


Pair1: Katie Keefe and Ellie Austin
Pair 2: Leah Blight and Niamh Davies


Pair1: Holly Bentley and Charlotte Wittram
Pair 2: Saskia Freitas and Isabelle Tucker


Pair1: Anna Keefe and Beth Morgan
Pair 2: Alice Brand and Carla Hulme 


Pair1: Rhea Hackin and Remi Knight
Pair2: Kate Hill-Anning and Tejah Mossman


Pair1: Molly Saunders and Lucy Bluck
Pair2: Ilona McDonald and Bethan Appleton-Jones

While the men's draw features one team consisting of: 


Pair1: Noah Goalen and Jonathan Anderson
Pair2: Frederick Bialokoz and Ben Lucas

Home nations' juniors to battle it out on the sand