Volleyball WA in conjunction with Volleyball Australia, is excited to host the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships (AJBVC) Scarborough Beach, WA from the 6th-9th April, 2017. This event comes back home to the state of so many great Australian athletes, Olympians and Coaches. This year the AJBVC will see 101 teams from around Australia as well as New Caledonia and last year’s champions, Queensland, competing for the coveted Andy Burdin Shield.
Volleyball Australia’s President, Craig Carracher expressed that this is the premier competition for Australia’s junior beach volleyballers and is the foundation for participation in the Australian Beach Volleyball Series and underage FIVB championships. The sport of Volleyball is experiencing a renewed enthusiasm in Australia and globally, following the success of the Rio Olympics. Beach Volleyball in Australia has undergone considerable development post Rio as we prepare for Gold Coast 2018 and Tokyo 2020. A new coaching structure, the introduction of new Centres of Excellence nationwide and a new National Pathways Program providing junior and development beach volleyball athletes an exciting future in our sport.
After an opening ceremony on Wednesday the 5th of April at 4pm, games will commence from 8am on the 6th, 7th and 8th April, with finals scheduled for Sunday morning from 8am. Photos and updates will be posted on Volleyball WA’s Facebook and Instagram accounts. There are still opportunities for volunteers who would like to be involved in this spectacular event. If you want to be part of the fun, more details can be found here.
If you are heading to Scarborough to catch the action, keep in mind that roads, parking, pathways and beach access have temporarily changed at Scarborough while the beachfront is being refreshed. Click here to view the changes and new access options.
We thank our VWA Sponsors and supporters; Department of Sport and Recreation, Lotterywest, Healthway and the Alcohol. Think Again message, The Sunday Times/Perth Now and Fortix.