Thursday, April 26, 2018

Beach volleyball coming back to Shepparton

David Lee December 14, 2017

WORLD-CLASS beach volleyball will once again be hitting the shores of Victoria Park Lake, when the Federation Internationale De Volleyball (FIVB) World Tour comes back to Shepparton in February 2018.

Running on the weekend of February 1 to 4, the event is certain to attract many of the best male and female players in the world, including the best helloworld Volleyroos.

Two temporary purpose-built courts and a warm-up court will be constructed, and a 500-seat grandstand will be erected at the lake precinct.

Volleyball Australia CEO, Mathieu Meriaux said, “This is going to be a big event for beach volleyball in Australia, and we are incredibly excited to be bringing it to the vibrant sporting community of Shepparton.

“We would like to thank the Greater Shepparton City Council and the Victorian Government for their vision and enthusiasm.

“We are certain this is going to be the start of a long partnership between Volleyball Australia and the City of Shepparton.”

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor, Cr Kim O’Keeffe said she is excited for Greater Shepparton to host this worldwide event next year.

“On behalf of council I thank Volleyball Australia, the Victorian Government and council’s major events team for bringing this event back to Shepparton.

“This is a great opportunity for our region to showcase Greater Shepparton on a world scale, further enhancing our profile as a leading major event destination in regional Australia.

“The event will see around 3,000 spectators per day spending time and money in Greater Shepparton, a great boost to our business and visitor economy sectors,” Cr O’Keeffe said.