FIVB Volleyball Empowerment teams dominate podium at AVC Beach Tour Nuvali Open

CEV-FIVB : Infos ven 12 avril 2024

  • Leading the FIVB Volleyball Empowerment supported teams on the podium were Australia’s top seeds Fejes and Milutinovic who emerged as champions following a five-match unbeaten run

  • In the men’s category, FIVB Volleyball Empowerment supported teams Thailand and Australia settled for silver and bronze respectively

  • Iran claimed gold in the men’s competition to claim their first-ever gold in the AVC Beach Tour

FIVB Volleyball Empowerment supported teams continued to impress on the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Beach Tour as four teams reached the podium at the Nuvali Open. The competition was held at the Nuvali Sand Courts by Ayala Land in City of Santa Rosa, Philippines over the weekend.

Leading those teams on the podium were duo from Australia, Stefanie Fejes and Jana Milutinovic, who claimed gold without dropping a set. The FIVB Volleyball Empowerment programme has invested CHF 72,000 in coach support to women’s beach volleyball in Australia.

They beat Jasmine Fleming and Georgia Johnson, also of Australia, in straight sets (21-19, 25-23) in the final after dismissing Japan’s fourth seeds Suzuka Hashimoto and Reika Murakami 2-0 (21-12, 21-18) in the semi-finals.

In total, the champions played five matches without dropping a set to take home US$2,500 cash prize and 320 AVC points. Their resounding success in the Philippines comes on the back of their back-to-back gold medals at the Beach Pro Tour Futures stops in Coolangatta and Mollymook.