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London Volleyball : England team preparation
Posted by Media Team on 2019/5/1 10:30:00 (58 reads)

CEV Continental Cup (London Beach Volleyball)
Vicky Palmer and Jess Grimson beaten in Malaysia
Open in new windowNo, it's never eye catching to report on gallant losers but one of England's teams who will be playing in Leyton at the end of the month put in an excellent performance yesterday (30th April) against world class opposition at the official International Volleyball Federation world tour event in Kuala Lumpur.

Playing in the first round this morning Vicky Palmer and Jess Grimson faced the experienced Canadian pairing of Julie Gordon and Shanice Marcelle and eventually went down 16:21 21:15 15:12 in 44 minutes. The Canadians then went on to lose in three sets to Corinne Quiggle and Amanda Dowdy, an even better known team from the United States.

Vicky and Jess had done well. Jess explained after the match, "We are very disappointed not to have managed to get over the line considering how we started the game. But we had a very specific game plan and style of play that we were trying to execute and that worked well and is something that we will take forward into the next few events. For now we will make the most of our time to train with some of the best in the world."

It will be serious training in the humidity of Malaysia and two tournaments, one in Vietnam and the next in Turkey on their way home. The resort of Aydin will put on the Turkish event so should ensure some home support from holiday-makers there. Like Kuala Lumpur both Turkey and Vietnam, are top FIVB events.

Vicky and Jess are England's number one pair and can be seen at the Feel Good Too sports ground playing against teams from France, Belarus and Northern Ireland in the team competition, the European Continental Cup:
1 Pavilion Walk
Leyton, E10 5UE
on 25th and 26th May
Play will start on the Saturday at 10.00 a.m.
and on Sunday at 9.00 a.m.
finishing both days at about 6.00 p.m.
Admission is free but you will need tickets, available from Volleyball England

Contributor, Douglas Barr-Hamilton

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