Honours shared at IPC Beach
IPC U-17 Girls Podium Teams - Harbour Volleyball and Canterbury Volleyball. Photo by VNZ.

Honours shared at IPC Beach

Three different regions claimed gold in the four age groups at the 2024 Inter-Provincial Beach Championships at Mt Maunganui on Thursday.

In the boys event, Waikato’s Liam Smith and Jaxon Stone took out the competition seeing off the Taranaki combination of Lucas Heggie and Zalan Lizan in the final.

In the girls’ competition, Canterbury’s pairing of Keira Rooney and Emma Mason were thrilling three-set winners over Kalea Norton and Kaia Buckley (Harbour).

In the U-17 age group, Harbour’s Riley Scott and Malekh-Kai Baatjies edged out Era Taie and Ben Peat (VBOP) in another tight three-set encounter. Waikato’s Joe Agar and Bjorn Fitch grabbed the bronze medal.

Meanwhile, Harbour’s Mia Hendren and Jasmine Rugg saw off their regional team mates Sienna Hickling and Molly Caunce in two sets in the girls final while Canterbury’s Hannah Millar and Mailina Pulega finished in third position.

Click here for the full results from the 2024 Inter-Provincial Championships.

Inter-Provincial Beach Championships 2024 Results
Mt Maunganui Main Beach


U-19 Boys

Gold – Liam Smith/Jaxson Stone (Waikato)
Silver – Lucas Heggie/Zalan Lizan (Taranaki)
Bronze – John Petrucci/Davi Pacheco (Harbour)

U-19 Girls
Gold – Keira Rooney/Emma Mason (Canterbury)
Silver – Kalea Norton/Kaia Buckley (Harbour)
Bronze – Lani Rawle/Maisey Lendrum (Harbour)

U-17 Boys
Gold – Riley Scott/Malekh-Kai Baatjies (Harbour)
Silver – Era Taie/Ben Peat (Bay of Plenty)
Bronze – Joe Agar/Bjorn Fitch (Waikato)

U-17 Girls
Gold – Mia Hendren/Jasmine Rugg (Harbour)
Silver – Sienna Hickling/Molly Caunce (Harbour)
Bronze – Hannah Millar/Malina Pulega (Canterbury)

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