Usa goalkeeper
Women's Euro Winners Cup Nazaré 2019
08 Jun 2019


"Beach Soccer will help me become a better goalkeeper"

It is easy to catch sight of Phallon Tullys Joyce on the beach soccer pitch. Not only because of her close to 190cm height, but also because of her prowess between the sticks.
A key part of the Stade De Reims football team that brilliantly secured promotion to Division 1 (France's Women's Top Division), the North-American goalkeeper is showing great capabilities in beach soccer, undeniably becoming one of the best goalkeepers in the competition. 
After joining Stade de Reims last summer from the University of Miami, where she graduated in Marine Science and Biology, Phallon's only aim is to grow as a goalkeeper, make the most of her career, and attain what she calls "my ultimate dream": getting into the US Soccer Women's Soccer team. 
Actually, she is no stranger to the Stars-and-Stripes kit, as she took part in a training camp with the Under 23 US Soccer Team, in California, and is looking forward to rejoining the national team in the near future.
This year, together with some of her teammates from Stade de Reims, including beach soccer ambassador and 2018 top scorer Melissa Gomes, she has dived into beach soccer. The shot-stopper in currently taking part in the 2019 Euro Winners Cup, and she is enjoying every second of it. 
She quickly spotted the differences the sport has with regular football: "Definitely, the reaction time is way shorter. Not only because of the dimensions of the pitch, but also because of the sand, which can change everything in one second. You need to be ready at all times". 
Despite the difficulties it entails, especially for goalkeepers, Phallon is already in love with beach soccer, and looks forward to progressing  further in the game and, specifically, "making the most of beach soccer to become a better goalkeeper".
In a near future, she sees herself developing her career in Europe. "I will go wherever is better for my career", she admits. Now, she looks forward to enjoy the coming season with Stade de Reims, a place, a club, where she feels at home. The coming challenge, olauing in the French top division, is something truly exciting for her and her teammates. Something they want to make the most of. And, definitely, she will keep playing beach soccer whenever she has the chance to, because "it's so fun!
Who knows? Maybe soon we will see Phallon become the new Hope Solo. We certainly hope so! Either way, beach soccer will always have played a part in her success! 

June 17, 2019 - June 22, 2019
Group Stage
Solomonislands SOL 3 3 0 0 13 3 10 9
Tahiti TAH 2 2 0 0 31 3 28 6
Vanuatu VAN 3 1 0 2 18 19 -1 3
New caledonia NCL 2 0 0 2 7 16 -9 0
Tonga fa.svg TGA 2 0 0 2 2 30 -28 0
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