Julia Tilley and Shaunna Polley are currently on route to the Asian Championships after recording a fantastic win at the Solar Beach Volleyball Tournament in the Philippines on Sunday.
The Invitational Tournament brought together some of the 8 best teams from around Asia to compete for a first prize of US$4,000. Julia and Shaunna quickly acclimatized to the top Philippines beaches and went through their pool undefeated. They then faced a tough challenge in the semi-final from the local Philippines team, and secured a hard fought win to advance to the finals.
In the finals where they played some excellent beach volleyball to take a 2-0 victory over Hong Kong and the Tournament Championship.
Tilley and Polley are now looking forward to an even tougher challenger in Hong Kong where the very best teams in Asia will be returning from the World Tour to battle for the Asian Champs Crown, as well as their share of the $50,000 prize pool. Australia and China will be favourites for the tournament but with the form that the kiwis are in they will be looking to upset top seeds.
Play starts Oct 1st.