Bournemouth University and England Beach Volleyball Athlete Issa Batrane records a Top 20 Finish at the European Champs in Baden, Austria.
Issa continues to develop his track record of success from last summer and being the first ever England team to qualify for the World University Championships and representing GBR to now now recording the highest ever finish from an England team at the European Championship with his partner Robert Poole. Issa had a great start to the season winning the first ever BUCS Beach National Championships, Issa and his partner have gone on to compete with some of the best in Europe. Issa says:
“Of course we are happy to have finished with a good result for our country but are left a little disappointed having thought we could have done better and finished within the top 10. It is a great base level to work from and all we can ask for is improvement from ourselves individually in what will be a long process to get better throughout this summer and throughout the rest of our playing careers.”
Kirk Pitman- Sports Development Manage (SportBU):
“Issa continues to work hard in his training and this is now transferring to his competition success”