SW Players take to the sand for CEV U18 European Championships

England take to the sand for CEV U18 European Championships

England junior Men and Women teams take on Europe in the CEV U18 beach volleyball European championship, held in Kristiansand, Norway from 21st – 24th August.

For the Women’s side, Anaya Evans (Academy of Beach Sports) and Yasmin Kaashoek (LeAF Academy) both aged 15, return to international competition after their success in the inaugural FIVB U17 world championships held in Mexico in July, where they returned with a fantastic 9th place finish, so will take great confidence heading into the European championships.

For the Men’s side Harry Jones, aged 16 (LeAF Academy) and Ryan Poole, aged 15 (Essex Juniors) are also returning to international competition after competing in the FIVB U19 world championships held in Cyprus in July, where they finished in 47th, after a tough opener losing a close match against Austria in the first round of qualifying.

England Women have been drawn in Pool E which sees them compete in a tough group that includes, Czech republic, France and Belarus.

England Men have an equally tough Pool as their Pool H opponents include hosts Norway, Finland and Switzerland.

For more information and to keep up to date with all the scores, check out the CEV website

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