Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Bill and Ben take out celebrity challenge

Inaugural Venus Breeze Volleyball Challenge Serves Up A Winner

-Bill and Ben take out celebrity challenge -

Hundreds of spectators gathered in Auckland’s Viaduct Harbour today to watch teams of young women serve up a great start to summer at the inaugural Venus Breeze Volleyball Challenge.

Tons of golden sand, beach umbrellas, grandstands and tanned bodies saw the normally concrete-covered Te Wero Island transformed into a beach volleyball court for the event and the usually unpredictable Auckland weather managed to turn on the sunshine.

The highlight of the day was the heated celebrity challenge, which saw TV3’s Pulp Sport hosts Bill and Ben go head-to-head with golden couple Amber Peebles and Brooke Howard-Smith on centre court in the ultimate showdown of beauty versus brawn.

After a sterling effort from both teams, and some interesting displays of beach volleyball skills, it was Bill and Ben who won official bragging rights as the Venus Breeze Volleyball Challenge celebrity winners.

“Let’s just say Amber and Brooke underestimated our sporting prowess. When it comes to beach volleyball, Bill and I know how to work the court and we proved that today by winning the Venus Breeze Volleyball Challenge celebrity title. It seems brawn does win out over beauty,” said Ben.

While Brooke and Amber were disappointed with their loss they were pleased with their performance as a team.

“Although the Venus Breeze ensured our legs had minimal friction, we just couldn’t get the same speed up as Bill and Ben. We played well as a team but I guess it just wasn’t our lucky day. We’ll beat ‘em next time,” said Brooke.

More than 20 teams consisting of up to 10 girls took to the sand-covered courts to compete for $5,000 in prize money. Professional beach volleyball player Anna Scarlett and her team Santa’s Lil Helpers made it through to the final along with team Sweetness. Santa’s Lil Helpers took out the title and the $5,000 prize.

The Venus Breeze Volleyball Challenge was held by Gillette to mark the launch of its newest shave system and aimed to get girls, regardless of their sporting skills, to have a bit of athletic fun in the lead up to summer.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>


Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>

ALSO:

Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION