Volleyball Australia is banking on a big crowd turning out for the final day of the Australian Beach Grand Slam at Surfers Paradise to boost its case for late inclusion in the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.
16 November 2014
New Zealand’s domination over Australia on the sporting field has continued on the sands of Manly Beach, with victory in the men’s final of the Oceania Beach Volleyball Championships.
Mike Watson and Sam O’Dea proved much too strong for Australia’s Damien Schumann and Josh Court in tricky windy conditions at the Sydney beach.
In the women’s final, Australia’s number one team reinforced its standing in the regional pecking order with a straight sets win over Vanuatu in the gold medal playoff.