Tamara Otene & Westlake Girls volleyball flying high

College Sport Media:

A whirlwind few weeks has wound down for the Westlake Girls’ High School Senior volleyball team, but for tournament MVP Tamara Otene there’s much more to look forward to later this year.

Fresh from helping her side win the College Sport Auckland Championships followed by their maiden NZSS Senior Division 1 title in Palmerston North at the end of Summer Tournament Week, Tamara is now turning her attention to preparing for the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in beach volleyball.

Prior to indoor Nationals, the year 12 student travelled to Canberra to compete in the U19 Oceania Youth Qualifiers, alongside the best youth beach volleyballers in Australia and the region. There she and her partner Maya Dickson (New Plymouth Girls’ High School) beat the Australian pair twice to book their spot at the Youth Olympics in October.

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Photo by Julie Maree Photography. Click here to view more photos from the NZSS Volleyball Championships finals day.