GOLD COAST TOP DESTINATION FOR VOLLEYBALL NATIONAL EVENTS


The Gold Coast is set to become the hub of Australian Volleyball competitions, with the region set to host four major tournaments in 2021.

Kicking off this weekend with the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Final at Coolangatta, the Gold Coast is also set to host the Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup, Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships, Australian Volleyball Schools Cup.

The next generation of Olympic indoor and beach volleyball players will have the opportunity to take part across numerous events designed to help develop players and provide competition pathways.

Launching next month will be the inaugural Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup, which is the newest event on the Volleyball Australia calendar.

Volleyball Australia CEO, Andrew Dee, said the Gold Coast is the ideal destination to host beach and indoor volleyball competitions for both the emerging and elite talent.

“Volleyball Australia is thrilled to be working with Tourism & Events Queensland and Major Events Gold Coast to deliver a jam packed national calendar for our high performance and junior talent programs,” said Dee.

“We feel very fortunate to be able to deliver national level events in a COVID safe way given that so many sports national competitions have been impacted since the virus outbreak. Working with all levels of Government we’ll be able to bring the best young talent together here on the Gold Coast.

“Our major events calendar on the Gold Coast gets underway this weekend with the final leg of the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Final, which is the culmination of the four stage series that has been held across Australia and will feature our top beach volleyball senior teams and Tokyo Olympic hopefuls.

“We are also excited to be returning to launch the inaugural Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup” he said.

Gold Coast City Councillor Gail O’Neill said: “I’m thrilled the organisers have chosen Coolangatta Beach as the venue for the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals.

“With its wide beach and having been the home to volleyball during the Commonwealth Games it’s only fitting to have it here. Congratulations to Volleyball Australia for organising a great event with so many participants coming together to compete in this fantastic sport,” she said.

The Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Final, Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships, Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup and Australian Volleyball Schools Cup are supported by the Queensland Government via Tourism and Events Queensland and feature on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.


Event details:

Australian Beach Volleyball Final

  • Date: 12-14 March 2021
  • Location: Coolangatta Beach
  • Event details: The Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ABVT) is the premier elite domestic Beach Volleyball series in Australia. Tokyo Olympic hopefuls will converge on Coolangatta Beach next weekend, as the top Australian Beach Volleyball talent lineup for the final of the 2021 Australian Beach Volleyball Tour (ABVT).
  • More informationwww.abvt.volleyball.org.au/
  • Watch: Tune in live on SBS Demand from 1pm AEDT for bronze medal matches and 3pm AEDT on SBS1 for gold medal matches.

Australian Youth Beach Volleyball Championships

  • Date: 26-29 April 2021
  • Location: Coolangatta Beach
  • Event details: State representative teams from across Australia will compete in Under 14,15,16, 17 and 18. Australia's emerging girls and boys beach volleyball players represent their state and compete for an opportunity to be crowned the Australian Youth Beach Champions.

Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup *NEW EVENT

  • Date: 30 April-2 May 2021
  • Location: Coolangatta Beach
  • Event details: The Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup will launch in 2021 on the Gold Coast. Due to launch in 2020, the event was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19. The competition is designed to provide school age students with the opportunity to compete at the national level in a quality competition.

Australian Volleyball Schools Cup

  • Date: 5-11 December 2021
  • Location: Gold Coast, Queensland
  • Event details: The largest schools based competition in the Southern Hemisphere, the event attracts teams from across Australia and traditionally has welcomed international teams (in 2021, that will be assessed closer to the event). More than 550 teams from 150 schools competed at the last event, known for producing the next generation of Olympic talent. The marquee event on the junior Volleyball calendar, this event will cap off 2021 in style.