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Life’s a beach

Posted by devo on December 15, 2008

The Bendigo Advertiser is reporting:

BEACH volleyball is the latest sport at which multi-talented Bendigo athlete Karley Hynes is making her mark on the international stage.

The Maiden Gully teenager, who has already represented her country at indoor volleyball and schoolgirls netball, has been selected to attend the Australian Youth Olympic Festival in Sydney in January. The 16-year-old is the only Victorian among the four girls in the Australian contingent. She will pair up with Queenslander Taliqua Clancy to compete against some of the top junior players from nations including New Zealand, Norway, China and the US.

Hynes has also been chosen as a member of the state under-17 beach volleyball team for the Australian junior championships, which will be held at South Melbourne beach from January 5-7. And she is part of a national talent identification squad for volleyball, which incorporates both the beach and indoor varieties.

“I was ecstatic to be chosen,” she said. “I initially thought it was just a festival and training situation, but it is like the real deal and they have lots of other sports involved, so it is quite an honour.” The event is run by the Australian Olympic Committee and aims to discover future Olympic champions and provide a competitive environment similar to the Olympic Games. The 2009 festival will involve 1550 athletes from 27 countries competing in 17 sports. more@BendigoAdvertiser

One Response to “Life’s a beach”

  1. liam said

    she’s a freak!

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