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VOLLEYBALL - Int News 26 May, 2024

Australian volleyball players arrive in Islamabad for 3-match Series
Australian volleyball players arrive in Islamabad for 3-match Series

Green Shirts to face Australia on May 29 at Liaquat Gymnasium Pakistan Sports Complex

Abdul Jabbar Faisal

ISLAMABAD: The Australia volleyball squad have arrived here to play a three-match bilateral series against hosts Pakistan, as the opening match of the tie will be played at Liaquat Gymnasium Pakistan Sports Complex Islamabad on May 29, 2025.

According to an official of the Pakistan Volleyball Federation (PVF), a strong Australian volleyball squad arrived in Islamabad on Sunday ahead of a three-match volleyball series against the hosts Pakistan. This marks the first time the Australian team will play on the soil of Pakistan. Murad Jehan will lead Pakistan in the series.

The top officials of PVF welcomed the visiting team at Islamabad International Airport. The Australians will hold a practice session on May 27 (Monday) at the venue. Nehemiah Mote will lead Australia in the series. Daniel Ilott will act as head coach, with James Begley, Alec Walker, and Brendan Garlick serving as coaches.

Names of Australia Team: Nehemiah Mote (captain) Luke Perry, Arshdeep Dosanjh, Jackson Holland, Trent O’dea, Matthew Aubrey, Max Senica, Beau Graham, Thomas Heptinstall, Sam Flowerday, Nicholas Butler, Ethan Garrett, William D’arcy Miles, and Jacob Baird.

The first match of the three-match series will be held on May 28 at Liaquat Gymnasium, Pakistan Sports Complex, Islamabad. The second match will be played on May 29, and the third match of the series will be held on May 30. All matches will start at 6:30 pm.

Chairman PVF, Chaudhry Mohammad Yaqoob said: "Australia has some good players in their squad, and we encourage fans to come and cheer for the Green Shirts, who have recently shown excellent performance by winning the Central Asian Volleyball League."

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