Stare Jablonki, Poland, May 15, 2013 – Construction has begun on the main stadium in Stare Jablonki, Poland, where the brightest stars of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour will compete in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships from July 1 to 7.
Stare Jablonki’s stadium centre will accommodate 9,000 spectators along the picturesque shores of Lake Mazury.
Staged every two years, the ninth edition of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships features 48 teams in each gender taking part.
Zurich, Switzerland, May 16, 2013 – Mirco Gerson and Alexei Prawdzic, beach volleyball’s newly formed duo from Switzerland, celebrated their surprise first victory at the 2013 Coop Beach Tour which took place in Zurich. The pair are now hoping to qualify for the Corrientes Grand Slam in Argentina, which will take place from May 22 to 26.
Alexei Prawdzic expressed his delight at winning his first gold medal at the tournament and in his hometown. “We have been training hard for six months during the winter, working with a coach to help improve our mental focus,” said Prawdzic...
Margate is set to host the National Beach Volleyball Finals for the first time ever later this summer.
The town’s golden sands have regularly hosted the qualifying heats for the finals, but will now hold the showpiece event in the sport after beating off competition from other venues.
Players will be battling it out to qualify for the Margate Finals...
Edinburgh’s Meggetland is to provide a backdrop for some of the UK’s best beach volleyball players this summer.
London 2012 Olympian Shauna Mullin, 28, and partner Anneka Hastings, 27, will take to the temporary sands of the Meggetland Sports Complex to compete in the British Invitational Masters Tournament on June 7.
Dave Williams, managing director of beach programs for USA Volleyball, passed away Tuesday morning at the age of 55 after a short battle with cancer.
Williams, a Hermosa Beach resident and native of Brilliant, Ohio, had family at his side when he succumbed in a Southern California hospital.
“USA Volleyball has lost a wonderful employee, a wonderful human being and a dear friend with Dave’s passing today,” stated USA Volleyball CEO Doug Beal on the association’s website. “I am having a terribly hard time digesting and accepting that Dave will not grace us with his wit, energy, passion and love of life anymore.
“Dave brought so much passion and creativity to our staff and to the sport,” Beal said.