Julia Willand (born 6 April 1972 in Nuremberg) is a South African beach volleyball player.[1]

Julia Willand
Personal information
Nationality South Africa
Born (1972-04-06) April 6, 1972 (age 47)
Nuremberg, West Germany
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight69 kg (152 lb)

Willand was born in Nuremberg, West Germany, and came at the age of six years with her family to South Africa.[2] Between 1991 and 2002 she competed in indoor volleyball where she attended the 2001 Women's African Volleyball Championship in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, with the South African national team.[3]

In 2002 she decided to move to the beach volleyball and formed a duo with Leigh-Ann Naidoo.[3] They competed at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in 2003 and 2004 and qualified for the Summer Olympics, in Athens.[4] They lost all three matches in the group stage and did not advance to the medal round.[1]


  1. ^ a b Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Julia Willand". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 18 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Attorney Julia Aims to Leap Into Olympics". allAfrica.com. Archived from the original on February 19, 2003. Retrieved 18 May 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  3. ^ a b "Julia Willand & Leigh-Ann Naidoo profile". Sisters of Africa. Archived from the original on October 2, 2006. Retrieved 18 May 2014.CS1 maint: unfit url (link)
  4. ^ "Julia Willand Season Summaries 2003-04". Beach Volleyball Database. Retrieved 18 May 2014.

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