Weymouth Volleyball Beach Classic Is Back

Weymouth Volleyball Beach Classic Is Back

Published at 8:09am 2nd June 2016.

One of Weymouth Beach’s biggest annual sports events will be coming to the town again this summer.

One of Weymouth Beach’s biggest annual sports events will be coming to the town again this summer.

The Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic, supported by the Royal Air Force Careers will take place from 29 to 31 July and be the finale to the Dorset Sport and Wellbeing Festival.

Over 10,000 spectators and supporters are expected to visit this year's Weymouth Beach Classic, which will feature:

Free grandstand seating

Two show courts and nine outside courts on Weymouth’s golden sands

A marquee village

Live music

Commentaries and an awards presentation on Weymouth Beach

 

This year’s championship will attract the top 100 two-a-side men’s and women’s beach volleyball teams from across the country, with a number of top class overseas players adding to the line up.

Sqn Ldr Greg Kevan, the Royal Air Force Area Commander for Recruiting and Selection in the South East said: "The Royal Air Force are delighted to have the opportunity to be involved and to continue to support the Weymouth Beach Volleyball Classic.

"It is a high profile and very professionally organised championship providing an outstanding experience and an inspiration for both the spectators, and those participating. The championship promotes many of the skills and qualities that my organisation values highly, such as teamwork, determination, fitness and communication. With more than 50 different roles available in trades ranging from engineering to logistics and personnel support; there is a job to suit every career path.

We look forward to meeting everyone attending this prestigious event."

"The Royal Air Force is proud to sponsor this event. On behalf of the our Careers Team, I wish every competitor the very best of luck."

Cllr Jason Osborne, Weymouth & Portland Borough Council’s Tourism and Culture Briefholder said:  "The Weymouth beach Volleyball Classic is one of the borough’s most iconic summer events, providing free, high quality sporting action to thousands of spectators.

"The event has developed and grown over the years thanks to the successful partnership between the borough council, Weymouth Volleyball Club, and the RAF and we continue to look at other opportunities to improve the event even further."

Graeme Sawyer, one of the tournament’s directors, said: "Working with the RAF and the Weymouth & Portland Events Team has contributed greatly to the development and success of the Weymouth Beach Classic over many years. This great partnership has given the event stability and ensured that it continues to be Britain’s most enduring and successful Beach Volleyball Championship."

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