Ben Blackwell | Sport2020
I have enjoyed playing many sports over the years but my passion is beach and indoor volleyball. My first national selection was in a NZ Beach Volleyball that travelled to the USA in 2017 and competed in several tournaments. I won a Gold Medal at a tournament at Long Beach which was a huge highlight. In 2018 I made my first NZ Indoor team that competed in Iran at the Asian Champs. I enjoyed the honour of captaining our team during several games which was a bonus. In 2019 I was selected for the NZ Youth Team that competed in the USA High Performance champs with an extra highlight being named as the Vice Captain.
In 2019 I was a member of the BOP Under 19 team that won the NZ champs and I was selected into the Tournament Team and an extra highlight was being named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.
I am currently enjoying playing in the senior men’s competitions for the Tauranga Club and about to compete at the National Club Champs.
I also enjoying coaching our schools junior volleyball teams and helping them to enjoy playing this great sport.
When not playing beach or indoor volleyball I’m playing Basketball for my school in competitions and tournaments.