Posted on 09 October 2015
Selection to the Australian Junior Development Team came to Bailey Jones (Year 12) after her trial at the Australian Volleyball Camp in Melbourne. Arriving in Thailand, Baily immediately commenced a rigorous five day training and recovery sessions in preparation for the faster Asian-style play. Bailey’s team went head to head against Singapore’s National Senior Women’s Team (average age 26 years against the Junior Team whose average was 16 years). The following 13 days were competition based. Only at the end of the tour did Bailey learn that the event was a trial camp for selection to play in the Asian Championships in 2016. The Thailand Tour leaves Bailey in contention to be trained and selected in the 2020 Olympics.
An amazing experience Bailey, a very worthy contender.