NEW ATHLETE BEACH VOLLEYBALLER LOUISE BAWDEN

 
Louise Bawden
 

INTRODUCING THE LATEST MEMBER OF THE BOLLÉ FAMILY!

 

Louise has been wearing Bollé for a few years (her eyewear of choice!) so it’s exciting to welcome her formally to our global team of superstars!

 

Louise and her partner Becchara Palmer form Australia’s number one Beach Volleyball team. They are currently on the path to the London 2012 Olympics and spend several months each year competing on the FIVB World Tour gaining the ranking required for an Olympic berth.

 

In the 18 months since the formation of their team, they have risen from unranked beginners to #21 in the world. Team Palmer/Bawden form a unique combination with exciting prospects following a fast rise in the world ranks of Beach Volleyball. Originally an indoor Volleyballer, Louise represented Australia at the Sydney 2000 Olympics as a member of the only Australian women’s Volleyball team to compete at the Olympic Games. From her training base in Adelaide, Louise and Becchara are currently competing in the 2010/2011 Australia National Beach Volleyball Series, where they are aiming to defend their title as National Champions.

 

 

PHOTOS

 
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PROFILE

   
     

Age:

28

   
     

Height:

184cm

   
     

Lives:

Originally a Melbourne girl, now training and living in Adelaide on the AIS program

   
     

Wears:

Originally a huge Belmont wearer, she is now a big fan of Damone and Phoebe, competes in Vitesse and is now trialing some new Bollé performance product, Helix and Vortex

   
     
 

ACHIEVEMENTS

   
     
  • Silver Medal, 2009 FIVB World Tour, Stare Jablonki, Poland
  • Quarter Finalists, 2009 FIVB World Tour, Kristiansand, Norway
  • Rookie of the Year, FIVB World Tour 2009, Louise Bawden
  • 2009 AIS Team of the Year Finalists, Louise Bawden and Becchara Palmer
  • 2010 QLD Open Champions, Team Palmer/Bawden
  • 2010 VIC Open Champions, Team Palmer/Bawden
  • 2010 National Champions, Team Palmer/Bawden
  • 2010/2011 Australian Female Beach Volleyballer of the Year, Louise Bawden