OzVolley Athletes

OzVolley supports young and developing Volleyballers in many ways:- Through direct coaching, mentoring and via direct or indirect sponsorship as individuals or at events our supported athletes participate in, both indoor and on the beach here in Australia and across the globe!
OzVolley supported athletes have proven themselves over time to be not only quality volleyballers with a commitment and drive to improve and succeed, but more importantly, quality individuals that put their team-mates and others around them first. OzVolley supported athletes are also high academic achievers.
Kayla Mears (QLD)
Brianna Mears (QLD)
Background

- Born in Brisbane 4 – February 2003 (16 years old) 
High academic achievers - Year 11 Mansfield State High School 
Elite Scholarship Holders - Queensland Academy of Sport Volleyball Program 
Former artistic gymnasts, track and field athletes and representative netballers. 

Playing Achievements  

2019 

Beach 
  5th place finish at the U21 Asian Beach Volleyball Championships in Thailand (as 16yo players)
  Queensland Open (QBVT) - Silver Medal - Open Division  
   Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (SA Open)  Brianna – 5th Place / Kayla – 9th Place

2018 

Beach 

  U17 Australian Beach Volleyball Champions (AJBVC)  
   U23 Australian Beach Volleyball – Silver Medal 
   Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ACT Open) – 2nd Place 
   Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour (Senior Premier Division) – 5th Place 
   U17 Queensland Beach Volleyball Champions 
   Queensland Beach Schools Cup – Gold Medal Senior Division 
   AVP First National Championships (USA) 
          * U16 – 33rd Place 
            * U18 – 17th Place 

+ USA High Performance Championships 
            * U16 – 13th Place 

  Quest Newspapers National Junior Sport Star Team of the Year 
 

Indoor 

  U17 Australian Junior Women’s Volleyball Team – Asian Championships (Thailand)  
   U17 Queensland Women’s Volleyball Team (AJVC) - Gold Medal 
   U16 Queensland Schoolgirls Volleyball Team – Gold Medal 
   QLD Pirates (Open) Volleyball Team - Australian Volleyball League – 1st Place AVL Series / 5th Place Finals Series 
   Senior Schools Cup (QLD) U17 Honours Division - Gold Medal  

2017 

Beach 

  U15 Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Champions (AJBVC)  
   U15 Queensland Beach Volleyball Champions 
   U17 Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour Champions 
   Queensland Beach Schools Cup – Gold Medal
 

Indoor 

  U16 Australian Schoolgirls Volleyball Champions
  Queensland Intermediate Schools Cup (10G1 Division) - Gold Medal

You can follow Kayla and Brianna on Instagram @amped4sand