We are delighted to announce that Commonwealth bronze medallists, the Bello brothers will represent GB Students this September competing against the best nations from across the globe.

Beach Volleyball will be part of the FISU World University Beach Sports Championships 2024 that will take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 2-8 September. BUCS is sanctioning a GB Students delegation as National University Sports Federation (NUSF) in association with British Volleyball to represent the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

Javier graduated from Royal Holloway University with a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics and is currently working towards a Master’s degree at King's College London. As a sixth year Medicine student at Imperial College, Joaquin combines his professional beach volleyball ambitions with his medical career and stages at the NHS, recently awarded the Sir Roger Bannister Prize in recognition of his sporting achievements by ICL.

The popular duo already boast five World Tour medals, Commonwealth Games bronze, four-straight British Championships, and a 5th place in their European Championship debut. The Bello brothers will be competing to add to their international accolades.

International Performance Manager, Marc Forrest commented “We are delighted that Javier and Joaquin will compete in Brazil having shown an unequivocal commitment and desire to represent GB Students at the Championships. They have performed exceptionally well since winning bronze at Birmingham 2022 and only narrowly missed out on Paris 2024 Summer Olympic Games qualification, so given the rich history and high standard of competition at the FISU World University Beach Volleyball Championships, it presents a fantastic opportunity for them both to show their world class talents once again.”

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