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V-News #23

16 February 2018



In this issue

1) Triple Olympian Announces Retirement

2) Play Beach Volleyball


1) Louise Bawden Announces Retirement

Media Release (Volleyball Australia)
February 15, 2018

Triple Olympian Louise Bawden has announced her retirement from international beach volleyball competition at the age of 36.

Louise mentions; "It has been a journey of joy and passion, immense challenge and growth. In this sport I have lived a life of great interest and diversity, where I have relished the opportunity to travel, meet new people and enjoy cultural experiences I would never have dreamed of. I have pushed my body and mind to new limits and I am so grateful for the empowerment and confidence that provides me with as I move forward in life.

Thank you, to every supporter, every competitor, every contributor. I hope you find what I have found. That it is all worthwhile."

Anne-Marie - General Manager of Volleyball SA, and the VSA community would like to thank Louise for her many contributions to our sport.

Louise has always supported our junior pathways and is happy to lend a helping hand where possible. VSA Academy and State athletes appreciate the time Louise puts in to watching the local SABVS events and all the feedback she offers after games. We are truly grateful to have a role model like Louise! 

Volleyball SA would like to wish Louise well and good luck with future plans! 

Hat's off to you, Louise! 




Schools Beach Volleyball Festival 
5-9 MARCH 2018. Pairs, Secondary and Primary School competitions available

Thebarton Senior College
Started on 5th of February. Nominations open till 19th of February.
6-a-side indoor - Monday nights starting from 6:30pm

Adelaide City Beach
New season starts on the 26th of February.
4-a-side social – Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights starting from 6pm.
4-a-side corporate – Tuesday and Wednesday lunchtimes starting from 12pm
Social pairs – Thursday nights starting from 6:45pm
Beach training – Monday and Thursday nights 6pm till 7pm

Henley Beach
Ramsgate Sunset Volley Thursday Sessions
$20 per person, 6:30pm onwards. 
Includes a hit of Beach Volleyball and a meal at the Ramsgate hotel.

Mawson Lakes Beach
New season starts on the 26th of February.
4-a-side social – Monday and Wednesday nights starting from 6:45pm.
Social pairs – Monday nights starting from 6:45pm.

South Australian Beach Volleyball Series 
Round 8 nominations are now open here:




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