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Canada - Lorne Sawula

Returning back to the Senior National Team after a thirteen year break, Lorne Sawula brings experience and expertise to a team, which is making its debut in the World Grand Prix.

Having coached Canada from 1982 to 1988 Sawula is pleased to see the national women's team back into the coalface of international women's Volleyball.

"I am thrilled that we are finally getting a chance to play the best teams in the World on a regular basis. It can only help us to grow stronger and better and for that we are grateful to the FIVB, and the organizers that will be supporting the tournament," he said.

Despite Canada's lack of experience at the top level, they could not be in better hands having one of the most experienced and knowledgeable coaches in Canadian history back at it's helm.

Throughout his earlier tenure Sawula took Canada to the '84 Olympic Games in Los Angeles, and 1982 World Championships in Prague. His coaching career also includes being the Head Coach of Sweden, Switzerland and Australia.

His most memorable moment in sport so far is finishing 3rd at the World Student University Games in Buffalo, 1993.

In his spare time Lorne enjoys going to the Horse Races and listening to country music.