Beach Academy, Anaya Evans at World Under 17′s


Anaya Evans was selected to represent England at the World Under 17 European qualifier in Portugal

Anaya alongside Yasmin Kaashoek of Devizes and LeAF competed in the 16 teamevent for the right to qualify for the World Champs in Mexico mid July.


Drawn into a pool with Czech Republic, Poland and Turkey they took the eventual winners Czech to 21-18, 21-19 and also took a set off the power house of Poland. They beat Turkey in a closely fought match 2-0 and progressed in the knockout stages. Meaning they could finish no lower than 12th, however only 11 teams would go to Mexico.

In the elimination stages, they had a 2-0 loss to France meaning they were fighting for 9-12th place. but rebounded back and took a three set 2-1 win against Spain meaning they could finish no lower then 10th. They lost to Greece 2-0 but are able to take many positives moving forward into the next round in Acapulco Mexico.

They will have to secure funding to support the trip so if you would like to help please contact the club

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