More than 1,000 students aged 12 – 17 are heading to Coolangatta on 08 – 09 March as they compete in the largest ever school beach volleyball competition to hit the Gold Coast.
Organised by Volleyball Queensland, the event, known as Beach Schools Cup, has experienced continued growth in recent years, outgrowing its previous venue of Suttons Beach in Redcliffe due to the number of courts required.
Historically a favourite event for students in its own right, the growth of Beach Schools Cup is reflective of the ever-increasing popularity of beach volleyball since its debut at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games and an increase in international and local beach volleyball competitions in Queensland.
Mayor of Gold Coast, Tom Tate said:
“There could be nothing more quintessentially Gold Coast than enjoying sport on our world-renowned beaches.
“We are delighted to support Volleyball Queensland and Beach Schools Cup and we look forward to welcoming students and spectators to Coolangatta this weekend.”
Gary O’Donnell, General Manager at Volleyball Queensland said:
“The popularity of this event is a very promising indicator of the future of beach volleyball in Queensland and Australia, and we are incredibly proud of the continued growth of beach volleyball, particularly Beach Schools Cup, which supports the next generation of athletes.
“As we prepare to welcome all 345 teams to Coolangatta this weekend, I wish all participants the very best of luck and would also like to take this opportunity to thank the City of Gold Coast for their support of our sport.”
Beach Schools Cup will take place from 08 – 09 March at Coolangatta Beach and is proudly supported by City of Gold Coast.