Our Canadian beach volleyball athletes have started their training for the 2012 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour and there are some new partnerships representing our country. Martin Reader and Josh Binstock will be competing together this upcoming year on the tour and the road to the Olympic Games. Here is what Martin had to say about his new partnership with Josh and about his (now) former partner Chaim Schalk:
I am very pleased to announce to that I will be competing on the 2012 FIVB tour as well as qualify for the Olympic games with Sir Josh Binstock. This is a move that may surprise some of you, especially after winning the 2011 Continental Cup with Chaim Schalk. To those skeptics, Chaim and I definitely had a good run but over the span of 2 seasons we weren't able to put together our best performances at more than a few events. Granted we both dealt with injuries (the most recent and severe being my back) but there were plenty of opportunities to step up and we never found a strong enough rhythm to consistently improve our results. I thank Chaim for a very memorable 2 years but this isn't a blog about the past, it is about the exciting future for a team that has been destined to happen for a long time!
For more information about Martin and his new partnership with Josh check out his blog.
Martin also just released a video over on his YouTube channel. Check out the video after the jump.