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Bond's Beach Volleyball Academy bags Queensland Championship

The Bond University Beach Volleyball Academy athletes dominated the 2006/07 Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour, claiming both the Male and Female Tour Championships.

Although the Academy’s individual teams did not win their finals, their silver and bronze medal-winning performances in both the women’s and men’s competitions was enough to ensure Bond took home the championship trophy.

Bond beach volleyball athletes also dominated the individual rankings claiming first, second and third place on both the male and female ladders.

Individual performances were also honoured, with Bond representatives receiving 12 out of 16 possible individual skill awards, pleasing the Bond University Beach Volleyball Academy athlete and founder, Shannon Zunker.

“When this Academy started I knew the calibre of athletes it would attract would be exceptional,” Mr Zunker said.

“Although many of them have never been part of any other recognised excellence program, they continue to outperform those who are.

“We have worked very hard to get to where we are, and the results are a nice way of being recognised for that work.

“It’s great to have a group of highly skilled athletes based here as it attracts other great players to come here,” he said.

The Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour comprises of 14 events contested throughout Queensland, from Rainbow Bay to Cairns.

Bond University is hosting an Open Day on Sunday May 20 from 1-4pm to officially open their new beach volleyball facilities.

Local sporting stars will attend the event to take part in an exhibition game. Stars include beach volleyball players Nicole Hannan (formerly Sanderson) and Brett Richardson, rugby players Lloyd Johansson, Caleb Brown and Garrick Morgan and hockey player Brent Livermore.

The public are invited to come and check out Bond University’s new beach volleyball facilities and register for social leagues.

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