Team England's Alice Jagielska and Daisy Boardman kicked off their Team England campaign in style with an opening victory in Trinbago.

The beach volleyball players came from behind to grab a 2-1 victory over Rwanda's Claire Uwase and Hygette Uwase in their first game of the competition.

And the duo admitted that it was the roaring cheers of their fellow Team England athletes from the stands that was the deal breaker for the win.

"The first set was quite rough I think," said Jagielska.

"We got quite stressed out but then the netball girls came up and really cheered us up.

"We got used to the heat and relaxed a little bit from there to win the second and third set."

The pair started slow in Trinidad, falling to a 21-18 loss in the first set.

However, the sudden injection of the Team England netball team in the crowd brought a new lease of life, and settled nerves, as the duo who went on to win the next two sets 21-14, 15-2.

"It was good," added Boardman.

"The third set we won 15-2 so I think we just needed to relax a bit and it went on our way.

"I'm glad we've got some touches on the sand now in the playing arena."

In their second match of the day, Jagielska and Boardman lost out 2-0 to Australia's Jasmine Rayner and Cameron Zajer, with a 21-18, 21-8 scoreline.

Elsewhere on the sand, flagbearer Peter Soczewka and teammate Rob Morgan fell to a narrow 2-1 defeat against Canada's Oliver Toomes and Andon Kiriakou.

Canada took the first set 21-12 before the Team England athletes battled back for a 21-19 win in the second.

And despite a rallying effort from the duo, they were edged out 19-17 in a dramatic final set.

Day two commences with the first medal opportunity for Team England, competing in both Beach Volleyball and Swimming with 9 medal events up for grabs in the pool.