Jun the 07 Corporate
Beach Volleyball Trials Update
Volleyball Canada ran two trials at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto this past June 3 and 4 weekend.
Two teams (one per gender) were selected to represent Canada at the Youth Commonwealth Games being held in Trinidad & Tobago on August 4-11, 2023. Team Canada will compete in Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Netball and Rugby 7s fielding a team of 74 athletes and staff.
The top teams will be nominated as Canada’s entry in the Games.
1st – Oliver Toomes / Andon Kiriakou (ON)
2nd – Chris Tautrims /Brecken Morrison (ON)
3rd - Kai Boyko / Peter Labun (MB)
1st – Katarina Drozd / Calinda Kok (ON) (22-24, 21-15, 15-5)
2nd – Sophie Hancock / Burkleigh Smith (ON)
3rd – Sophie Lancup / Cornelia Crudu (QC)
In addition, Volleyball Canada ran a 4x4 trials for the ANOC World Beach Games, which will be held in Bali, Indonesia August 6-12, 2023. Six athletes are selected to each team. The ANOC World Beach Games is a global multi-sport event created by ANOC and first hosted in Qatar in 2019.
The winning teams were:
Men (21-14, 21-14)
· Will Hoey - (ON)
· Liam Kopp –(ON)
· Jake MacNeil - (ON)
· Alex Russell - (ON)
· Arran Chambers - (ON)
· Steve Abrams - (ON)
Women (21-14, 9-21, 15-13)
· Kristina Vlcek - (ON)
· Rachael Meilikhan - (ON)
· Alisa Gavva - (ON)
· Sandra Florio – (ON)
· Aliah Admans - (ON)
· Claire Crossfield - (AB)