The South West Junior Beach Championships CEV Summer Beach Volleyball Festival took place at Weston Super Mare on Saturday 12th July 2014 alongside the Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) in near perfect conditions at the Somerset costal resort.
Juniors from all across the south west and our national player for the future found themselves playing alongside the current crop of the countries best national and international players inspired by the venue and the standard of volleyball on offer.
The event supported by the CEV, Mikasa, Volleyball England and the SWVA and hosted by the Academy of Beach Sports and Taunton Volleyball Club supports the growth of the junior beach tour across the most proactive region in England.
Denise Austin the SWVA Junior Beach Volleyball Officer is encouraged by the continued support from the CEV and Mikasa:
“Last year the CEV and Mikasa support the British Championships in Sandbanks and this year they have extended that to our regional championships. These regional events are where all our junior internationals who are competing in World Championships this summer (Anaya Evans & Yas Kaashoek in Mexico World U17′s/ Ryan Stout & Matt Hunter Cyprus World U21′s) began.
Without the stepping stones these events offer, they cannot learn and develop and grow into the elite athletes they are becoming. Without doubt it’s been the single biggest injection of support into our region and it is invaluable, the CEV programme will only go from strength to strength proving that Europe will remain the strong hold of junior development across all continents.”
Results from the tournament are as follows:
U12 Girls – Alice Friday & Izzie Auty-Dawe
U13 Girls – Maddie Highfield & Sophie Orchard
U13 Boys – Ben Ball & Kaspar Wozniac
U15 Girls – Maddie Stone & Evie Stone
U15 Boys – Alfie Constable & George Longmore
U17 Girls – Danni Webb & Livi Webster
U17 Boys – Daniel Harwood & Jordon Mizen
U19 Girls – Becca Chamberlain & Helen Mylene