Highlights from the WA Country Beach Volleyball Championships

Over the March long weekend, Esperance Volleyball Association hosted the annual WA Country Beach Volleyball Championships with competitors coming from Busselton and Albany to compete against the local Esperance teams.

Ten Men’s and five Women’s 2 a side teams competed in perfect conditions over the Saturday and Sunday.

With a very even competition across both the men’s and women’s Divisions both grand finals resulted in all Esperance teams competing against each other.  The men’s teams of Karl Gurney/ Nick Wells vs Chris Wells/Andrew resulted in a 2:1 (21:18) (15:21) (17:19) win to Chris Wells/Andrew Wells.   The women’s teams of  Hayley Wells/Andrea Lambert vs Danita Behrens/Michell Behrens resulted in a 2:0 (21:11) (21:8) win to Hayley Wells/Andrea Lambert who made it back to back tournament wins.

Overall the competition was a great success.  Thanks go to the Department of Sport & Recreation for a grant to help stage the tournament.  Thanks also to Max Wason from VWA who acted as Tournament Director and Danni Francis as and Referee co-ordinator.

Competitor List


Jemma Shaw / Tarni King

Andrea Lambert / Hayler Wells

Kerrillea Ryde / Christie Daniels

Courtney Henderson / Sharon Rayner

Danita Behrens / Michell Behrens



Chriss Wells / Andrew Wells

Roy Parsons / Clayton Thompson

Mitchell Waideman / Nathan Pitman

Alex Higgins / Jeffrey John

Zac Whilsher / Joel McGuffie

Karl Burney / Nick Wells

Zac Clapp / Aaron Bailey

Kody Hooson / Wes Combridge

Nathan Ford / Matt Horley

Allessio Romano / Hamish Hazelden