Christmas Cheer for Team Scotland Beach Athletes for Gold Coast 2018

eam Scotland are delighted to confirm the Beach Volleyball team for Gold Coast are men’s pairing Seain Cook and Robin Miedzybrodzki.

With Beach Volleyball making its debut at Gold Coast 2018, Cook and Miedzybrodzki make history as the first athletes from the sport to be selected for a Commonwealth Games. An impressive win at the official qualifying tournament in Cyprus earlier this year saw them book their place in the 12-team competition, to be held on Coolangatta Beachfront.

Margaret Ann Fleming, Chief Executive at Scottish Volleyball, said: “The 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia has provided Beach Volleyball with a unique opportunity for this performance sport to be showcased. The Scottish Volleyball Association, in partnership with sportscotland and Commonwealth Games Scotland, is delighted that our men’s pair has qualified and will represent Team Scotland at the Games. They are currently are ranked sixth in the Commonwealth and we are confident that the team will compete with distinction.”

Team Scotland Chef de Mission Jon Doig OBE said, “Congratulations to all selected today, as we welcome a great mix of experienced athletes and those who will be part of Team Scotland for the first time. We have a strong tradition of success, right from the first Games, in both Athletics and Boxing, with results continuing real upward momentum since 2014. Beach Volleyball, with its iconic relationship with the Gold Coast, will create new traditions and the recent qualifying success shows Team Scotland will more than hold their own in 2018.”