Sunraysia Academy of Sport Volleyball Program athlete, Brooke Freckleton, will tour Thailand in April after impressing Australian selectors. This will be Brookeâ€™s second call up in as many years to compete for Australia.
The Australian Junior Womenâ€™s Development Squad will participate in a Thailand tour incorporating a training camp and a series of matches, in the Thailand Junior National Championships.
Brooke has been selected in the squad after her outstanding performances throughout 2014 including:
- 2014 Australian Junior Womenâ€™s Development Squad Tour (Thailand)
- Australian Volleyball December 2014 camp (Churchill, Victoria)
- School Sport Australia 15 & under Championships
The Australian selection panel has targeted athletes who they believe possess the physical, mental and emotional attribute to be successful for Australia now and into the future.
The Thailand tour will depart Australia on the 23rd April, travelling to Bangkok, Thailand. From 24th April to 7th May the squad will be involved in a training camp, compete in the Thailand Junior National Volleyball Championships as well as friendly matches in Bangkok. The athletes will arrive back in Australia on 8th May.
The Thailand training camp will see the Australian team train, acclimatise and play matches against a number of strong opponents that will include Thailand Junior Provincial teams (U21).
The tour is an important part of the Volleyball Australia athlete pathway, critical in preparing athletes now for international Volleyball and for future development.
The tour will play a significant role in the selection process for the 2015 December Australian Camp in Churchill, Victoria and is likely to be the final selection camp for the 18th Asian Womenâ€™s Under 19 Volleyball Championships (to be played in the first half of 2016).
Volleyball Australia management and coaching staff believe this tour is a fantastic opportunity for the Australian Squad to experience the Asian style of game, climate conditions and day to day demands of international Volleyball tours.
The Academy would like to Congratulate Brooke on her selection in the Australian Junior Womenâ€™s Development Squad to tour Thailand. This tour will be challenging and demanding but at the same time a fantastic opportunity for Brooke to develop her Volleyball skills on and off the court to the standards required to compete successfully at the international level.Â