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SLVF picks pool for Asian Beach Games

The beach volleyball National Pool would commence training from next week.
The beach volleyball National Pool would commence training from next week.

The Sri Lanka Volleyball Federation (SLVF) announced a 12-member Men’s and Women’s National Beach Volleyball Pool in preparation for the Sixth Asian Beach Games set to be held from November 28 to December 5 in Sanya, China.

Over 40 top nations from Asia are set to compete at this biennial Asian Beach Games which would include a total of 19 sports.

Sri Lanka would compete in eight disciplines including beach volleyball, beach kabaddi, 3x3 basketball, aquatics, aquathlon, teqball, surfing, and beach wrestling at the Asian Beach Games.

Meanwhile, the beach volleyball National Pool would commence their training from next week at the National Youth Services Centre (NYSC) Beach Volleyball Grounds in Heiyanthuduwa.

The Men’s beach volleyball National Pool is studded with entirely players from Sri Lanka Army and Sri Lanka Air Force, while the Women’s Pool includes a couple of newcomers from MAS Casualline.

The final Sri Lankan beach volleyball squad which includes four Men and four Women each will be announced in November after a series of trials.

The National Beach Volleyball Pool:

Men’s: Malintha Yapa (Air Force SC), Indika Tyronne (Army SC), Gayan Sanuja (Army SC), Roshan Samantha (Army SC), Sajeewa Chinthaka (Air Force SC) and Ashen Rashmika (Air Force SC).

Women’s: Dinesha Prasadini (Air Force SC), Deepika Bandara (MAS Casualline SC), Tharaka Lakshani (Navy SC), Chathurika Weerasinghe (Army SC), Shehani Asanga (Navy SC) and Nirmani Sulochana (MAS Casualline SC).

Coaches: Mahesh Perera (Men’s Head Coach), Pubudu Ekanayake (Women’s Head Coach), Pradeep Kumara (Men’s Assistant Coach) and Niranjali Gunasinghe (Women’s Assistant Coach).

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