By Brad Bellegarde

Ochapowace Nation, SK – Fifteen-year-old Regina resident Carlen Morris is no stranger to volleyball, and the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council (FHQ) team member is taking his skills on the court, to the sand.

A member of the George Gordon First Nation, Morris is competing in this year’s First Nations Summer Games demonstration sport beach volleyball. He says the game does have some differences but all in all it is a great experience. “I love indoor [volleyball] it’s fun to play, so I figured I’d try it in the sand,” said Morris.

Although Morris has only played volleyball for two years, he has already competed at the national level with Team Saskatchewan in Edmonton, Alberta, earlier this year, “It was a great experience, [there were] lots of good players, it’s intense. It was fun,” said Morris.

With his summer games experience, Morris wants fine-tune some skills for the indoor season, “I hope to improve my passing,” he said. “It’s only a two-person sport, you have to work on your own skills and develop them,” he added.

Beach volleyball is being played at Camp Mckay on the northeast side of Crooked Lake and games schedules can be found here.

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