Some of Western Australia’s most experienced beach volleyballers will be hitting the sand this week hoping to keep the medals in local hands as they take on competitors from around the country at the Australian Masters Games.
Competitors have patiently waited for the opportunity following the postponement of the games last October due to COVID and are excited at the prospect of exhibiting they have lost none of their touch and skills with the ball.
City Beach will host the beach volleyball tournament from Wednesday, 27 – Saturday 30 April. Competitors will compete in pairs and/or fours male, female and mixed over the 4 days. Finals will be played, and medals awarded each day. The parklands at City Beach make the ideal spectator viewing area, directly adjacent to the courts.
There is more than a forty-year age spread over the competition, the youngest player just 30 and the oldest 71.
At only 71 years old, Linda is playing in the women’s fours and pairs in the 60+ age bracket showing no sign of slowing.
Linda will be in good company on the court with close friends Ann Wells, Jan Perry, and Joan Strikwerda-Brown. Each are Volleyball WA Order of Merit recipients, club Life Members and all have travelled the country competing in numerous Australian and World Masters Games. They have tasted success many times at the games bringing home several medals and of course would be keen to do the same on the sand at City Beach.
Part of the appeal of the Australian Masters Games Linda said “is the chance to travel to new places, meet new people and of course play Volleyball. She finds inspiration in watching others compete across all sports and enjoys the social aspect of the games. “
The average age of registered volleyball competitors is 50 all excited to prove they still have the legs for game.
The event is free so come on down to support and cheer on our local champions.
For more information visit www.volleyballwa.com.au.