GB Masters in Brazil

The GB Masters team were silver medallists at the World Beach Championships in Brazil. We had to beat Portugal in our last pool game to reach the semi final. Despite starting poorly and going behind we ran very hard and eventually scored a string of points near the end to win comfortably.

In the semi final we also started out badly against Canada who had already beaten us 10-7 in pool play. However we handled the windy conditions much better than them and although the game felt close throughout we steadily pulled away to our biggest win of the week: 7-2.

The final was against well spirited USA team who we had played a very close game with in the pool stages losing 11-10. They took an early lead and pulled away to 3 points ahead which should have been the end of it. The GB women supported us grandly as we came back with a big run of points levelling the game at 9-9 when time ran out. USA then capitalised and just had a bit more when it really mattered winning 11-9.

Every game was played in fine spirit making the tournament a huge pleasure for the whole team.
 The GB Masters Beach team from Brazil 2007GB Masters Beach: The GB Masters Beach team from Brazil 2007