In 2021 I was captain of the best Townsville Monsoons men’s team. I made the u18 Queensland indoor state team in 2021 and won gold in the challenger division of the Townsville round of the Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour.
I will be playing in beach and indoor volleyball.
This will be my first NQ games.
It is incredibly important to have a competitive environment that local athletes can compete in so that they can gain more experience at playing in a high-pressure environment.
It is vital that you develop your technique in volleyball before anything else. Developing the correct technique will help you improve faster than everyone else and it will also save you from injury during tournaments where you are repeating the same movements hundreds or thousands of times.
Sam Flowerday is one of my biggest inspirations, coming from Proserpine he played for the NQ schoolboys team in 2018 and continued on to make the Australian team and is now playing college volleyball in Canada.
I am from Townsville.
My favourite thing to do in Townsville is walking up castle hill and if its too hot I will go for a swim on the strand.
I grew up on the sideline watching my parents play social beach volleyball and occasionally played with them. In 2019 I made the schoolboys NQ team and that was my first time playing indoor volleyball. It was from that point on that I started to take volleyball more seriously.
I have been playing beach volleyball for 5 years and indoor for 3 years.
I hope to play for Australia in either beach or indoor volleyball. I also want to play in the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour in the next few years.
I will be competing in both indoor and beach volleyball, they are played the days after each other so hopefully I can conserve my body so that I last over both events, but I am young and should be fine.
Some of my best friends are the friends I’ve made through volleyball. Its great to have something in common with them, and it’s something that we all do together regularly so it is very easy to be social.