Carla and Claire, Wheymouth (UK) 2011 Photo by Phil Smith
Carla teamed up with Claire Kelly to rekindle their partnership from 2004 when they took out the Queensland titles. The pair recently teamed up again after Carla returned to the circuit from her operation and they have been slowly re-building themselves and the team known as Team CK. The girls knew that to be competitive and beat the worlds best you need to play against them, study them and learn the things they do to be successful. So, against the odds, and with little money they set out to raise awareness and funds to play the remaining events of the Federation of International Beach Volleyball (FIVB) world tour.
Not without a lot of stress and obstacles, they followed through with their word, and in July and August travelled to Canada, Finland, England and Holland on the FIVB Tour. Many believed they could not do it. They proved them all wrong, and have started on their journey to Olympic qualification and now have a world ranking of 101 after only 3 tournaments.
Due to the new nature of their pairing there are opportunities for branding and product sponsorship for the 2011/12, Victorian, Australian and FIVB world tour events leading up to the 2012 Olympics. For more information see the Sponsorship Opportunities page on this website or send an enquiry on the feedback page.
Results Team CK Pairing: FIVB 2011 - Quebec (Canada) - 33rd Wheymouth Open (UK) July 2011 - 3rd FIVB 2011 - Aland (Finland) - 57th FIVB 2011 - Den Haag (Netherlands) - 57th Australian National Tour top ten finishes 2006-9 QLD State Title Holders 2004
Carla Kleverlaan : 1st-October 2011 Bolle Victorian series Event 1 1st-2010 Victorian Championship Titles Satellite World Tour Events Switzerland, Interlaken and Austria QLD Titles 2004, 2006, Runner up 2007 World Tour Canada 2005