London 2012 - British Volleyball promise more success

Eurosport - Wed, 19 May 09:55:00 2010

British Volleyball captain Ben Pipes has promised the best is yet to come after their breakthrough European Championship victory.

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Pipes claims his team are on a high following their comeback victory over Azerbaijan, which secures them a place in the second round group stages where they will take on Greece, Finland and Latvia.

Britain looked down and out after losing the away leg but stormed back against their more fancied rivals with a 136-123 aggregate win in Sheffield.

"This is the start of a big summer for us - the best is yet to come," said Pipes.

"We delivered what we were told to do and delivered that level of performance throughout the game.

"Everybody in the squad played their part. We came back after a devastating loss and all of the squad are part of that victory."

Coach Harry Brokking paid tribute to the experienced Jason Haldane for the role he played in motivating the team.

Haldane represented Canada between 1992 and 2004, but qualifies to play for Great Britain, courtesy of his English-born father.

"The one who pulled us through was Jason Haldane but that's why he's there," said Brokking.

"His experience of playing at this level is helping the guys around him."

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