Volleyball Canada Training Centre Athletes Off to France

March 17, 2014

Players from Volleyball Canada’s men’s full-time training centre (FTC) are heading to Montpellier, France, for the second year in a row.

They will train at the CREPS (Centre de Ressources d’Expertise et de Performance Sportive - www.creps-montpellier.org) in Montpellier, where athletes train similarly to the FTC athletes at the Centre Sportif de Gatineau, Quebec.

“This is great exposure for the guys – first to apply their skills that they’ve been working on at the full-time training centre, and also for the French league pro teams to see what young talent Canada has to offer,” explained men’s coach Vincent Pichette.

Once in France, the FTC players (roster below) will also get the opportunity to play against professional teams, including teams with Canadian pro players on them.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Canada vs. Avignon (France Pro B Team) on March 19 
    -Result: 1-4 (16-25, 12-25, 22-25, 26-28, 25-23)
  • Canada vs. the CNVB (CREPS athletes) on March 20
    -Result: 0-5 (15-25, 20-25, 15-25, 20-25, 28-30)
  • Canada vs. Alès (France Pro B team) on March 25 
    -Result: 3-1 (25-20, 25-19, 20-25, 25-23)
  • Canada vs. the CNVB (CREPS athletes) on March 26 
    -Result: 0-4 (16-25, 22-25, 22-25, 20-25)
  • Canada vs. Sète (France Pro A Team) on March 27 
    -Result: 0-4 (17-25, 14-25, 16-25, 18-25)

The group will return to Canada to prepare for National B team tryouts, which begin in early May in Gatineau. 

Last Name

First Name

Position

Hometown

Sloane

Jonathan

Middle

Winchester, ON

Hamilton

Lee

Middle

Regina, SK

Stephens

Andrew

Left Side

St. John's, NL

Broome

Mark

Right Side

Kelowna, BC

Marshall

Steven

Left Side

Abbotsford, BC

Lortie

Jérémie

Middle

Ottawa, ON

Pischke

Dane

Right Side

Winnipeg, MB

Voth

Chris

Left Side

Winnipeg, MB

Boudreault

Justin

Setter

St-Joseph-de-Beauce, QC

Humana Paredes

Felipe

Middle

Toronto, ON