Life's a beach for three Bendigo volleyballers

THREE of Bendigo’s most talented athletes have travelled to Adelaide to compete in the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships.

Evan Shelton, Alex Holmes and Jameson Crawford have been selected to represent Victoria at the championships.

The Bendigo Bank Academy of Sport athletes will be vying for the coveted Australian championship title.

Bendigo Academy squad coach Todd Broadbent said the championships were the pinnacle tournament for beach volleyball athletes.

“It is a first for all three of these players to represent Victoria,” he said.

“It is a fantastic achievement.”

Shelton will play in an under-17 team of two while Holmes and Crawford will play in separate under-15 teams of four.

“The three players have been seeded quite high in the tournament,” Broadbent said.

“They will be playing against some of the best in the country.

“They will do us proud.”

Broadbent said the three athletes had been travelling to Melbourne each weekend to train for the competition. 

"They have all put a lot of time and commitment into their training," he said. 

Broadbent said the Bendigo Academy of Sport typically trained athletes in indoor volleyball.  

“The boys got to have a taste in beach volleyball and they enjoyed it,” he said.

“They love playing the sport so any chance they get to play they will.”

The championships will be held in Glenelg.

The trio will be in Adelaide between Monday and Thursday. 

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