The Opening games of the National Volleyball England Beach Tour are to take place in Skegness.
For the fifth year running, the national Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) will kick off in Skegness on June 14-15, attracting participants and spectators from across the UK.
The event, hosted by East Lindsey District Council will be free to watch in a purpose built grandstand, where you will see more than 100 players compete on courts situated on Central Beach, to the South of the Pier.
Visitors will also be able to try their hand at volleyball on the Go-Spike courts, or if they wish to be part of the action, volunteers are being sought to help set up the courts, look after players, retrieve balls and provide court maintenance.
The Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, Councillor Adam Grist, said: “This event is a major part of the summer tourism calendar, drawing in crowds from across the UK. We are very pleased to be hosting the opening games again in what we hope will provide a real boost to the local economy with competitors, their families and spectators choosing to stay in the area to enjoy what the District has to offer.”
“This isn’t just about visitors, we also want local people to take the opportunity to enjoy this great sport. The Council remains committed to bringing affordable sport, culture and art to the district all year round, so to host the VEBT really is a major coup for the area. This just goes to show that the beach is a great venue for free fun for all the family,” he added.
The weekend has become a huge draw for the coastal resort since first coming to the town in 2010, with crowds in excess of 3,000 gathering on the beach to see last year’s action.
After Skegness, the tour will continue to Great Yarmouth.
To volunteer at the event, contact Gareth Laking on 01507 613244 or email Gareth.Laking@e-lindsey.gov.uk
Visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/beachvolleyball or www.volleyballengland.org to find out more.