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Ieuan Lamb represents England in Austria!

posted 31 Jan 2012, 05:14 by Web Admin   [ updated 31 Jan 2012, 05:16 ]

Rockets NVL and Junior player Ieuan Lamb swapped Southglade for Austria this weekend, making the England Cadet squad for the annual Sparkassen-Rondo cup in Feldkirch.


Ieuan travelled with 11 other talented young players from across the country as well as the England Cadet Girls squad who were also taking part. The opposition included some of the top European club and junior national teams and gave the players the chance to meet high quality junior opposition over the weekend. With GB’s Nichola Osborne dropping into watch and hundreds of volleyball fans following the action live on Twitter back in the UK, there was plenty of attention on the action in Austria!


The boys squad had an excellent tournament, clocking up victories easily and making the semi finals without even dropping a set. They then eased past Salzburg 2-0 to set up a final against defending champions Graz. This match proved to be extremely tight, with England struggling to get going initially and losing the first 25-17. The second went point for point with Ieuan substituting on for James Baker at 13-12 up and England finally took it, 25-23. In the decider, despite several substitutions Graz powered away to a 15-8 victory. The team were disappointed to lose so closely, but the runners up spot was a great achievement in a tough tournament and a first international experience for come.
Congratulations to Ieuan and the rest of the team on their silver medal!