In a major coup for Bridlington, the town has been chosen to be the UK's sole host for the 2018 CEV (Confederation of European Volleyball) Beach Volleyball Festival which will run alongside the UK Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (UKBT) Event on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 August at Bridlington South Cliff Beach (below Park & Ride).
The weekend's 5 star UK Pro Beach Tour will be delivered in conjunction with Active Coast partners, Skyball, and will showcase the UK's elite players with music, grandstand seating and top class action to watch on 11 and 12 August.
Playing at the event will be Jake Sheaf, one half of England's number one ranked beach volleyball team who has competed throughout the world, has achieved four European medals, five national titles and finished with a fantastic fourth place at this year's Commonwealth Games in Australia.
Sunday, 12 August will celebrate Active Coast's success as a National and European hub for Beach Volleyball with the CEV European Beach Volleyball Festival that will feature a chance for all ages to try the game of beach volleyball, along with delivering a mass participation event that provides exposure to beach volleyball in Bridlington over the summer months.
The weekend's activities will also include a range of fun activities for the whole family including a giant inflatable volleyball court, Bungee run, The Slackline School, Beach Volleyball taster sessions, the Volleyball England speed cage (Sunday only) and a World record attempt at the biggest game of beach volleyball (Sunday only) between 10am - 4pm.
Bridlington South Beach, which is recognised as a national hub for Go Spike Beach Volleyball by Volleyball England, engaged over 6000 people in 2017.
Councillor Richard Burton, portfolio holder for leisure, tourism and culture, said: "We are thrilled that we have been chosen as a national location on the UKBT Pro Tour and to be the national host for the CEV Festival is massive boost for the East Riding."
Adam Toes, sport and active communities officer, added: "Beach Volleyball is growing in Bridlington and the support we have received from Active Coast partner Skyball has been invaluable to the development work that we have been able to carry out. We would love as many people as possible to join us over the weekend to watch top class Beach Volleyball and join in our exciting offer of family activities'
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