Tuesday, February 20, 2018
ADV---GSCC---Volleyball

Shepparton hosts international volleyball on the lake

Nicholise Garner January 31, 2018
SHEPPARTON TO HOST AGAIN… The Federation Internationale De Volleyball World Tour is coming back to Shepparton after the success of last year’s event. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

SHEPPARTON TO HOST AGAIN… The Federation Internationale De Volleyball World Tour is coming back to Shepparton after the success of last year’s event. Photo: Alicia Niglia.

THE Federation Internationale De Volleyball (FIVB) World Tour is coming back to Shepparton this weekend and Victoria Park Lake is sporting two beautiful new world-class quality volleyball courts, fit to host some of the best players in the world. Following on from the successful 2017 event, Shepparton will again add its name to the impressive list of cities without a beach, which have hosted a world tour tournament.

In the past week more than 800 tonne of sand has been transported from storage and offloaded at Lake Victoria. In all, 27 truckloads of sand have been delivered. An excavator and a bob-cat will then place the sand into the courts and apply the finishing touches to the site which will be seen around the world.

Teams competing from 32 countries, with national and international TV and media exposure for Greater Shepparton and will generate up to $1million in economic stimulation.

In addition there will be a ‘Food Truck Carnival’ running alongside the international volleyball Thursday between 5pm to 10pm, Friday 11am to 10pm, Saturday between 11am to 10pm and Sunday from 10am to 9pm. The carnival will have over 15 food trucks, bar, live music, amusement rides and entertainment. Greater Shepparton City Council is partnering with Food Truck Carnival to deliver this event.

The Volleyball will begin on Thursday, February 1 from 8am with entry free from Thursday to Saturday while tickets can be purchased for the finals on Sunday, February 4 from Volleyball Australia website www.volleyballaustralia.org.au