Improved performances and their attempts to raise funds through
were said to have impressed the BOA.
Combined with money raised through endorsements, GB were able to generate the finance needed to travel to Peru in May, which provided them with vital international practice.
Volleyball women pedalling European dream
"For us, it was an opportunity to play quality opposition from South America and Asia, which are two areas likely to be strongly represented at the Olympics next year," stated Cooper.
GB's women's indoor team played four matches in the Latina Cup, winning two (against Chile) and losing to Thailand and the hosts (Peru).
"From my perspective as a coach, it has shown me what we are capable of doing and that we're capable of beating these teams come the Olympics, so all in all, a very successful tournament," Cooper reflected.
added: "These teams were all ranked within the top 20 in the world, so they were tough opposition but we wanted to do well and in the bronze-medal match we beat Chile 15-11 and that was a massive confidence boost for the girls."
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