Dozens of young Beach Volleyball enthusiasts coming from all the WEVZA countries gathered this past weekend in the Dutch city of The Hague for the first edition of the “Beach for Peace” Festival. This activity aimed at bringing together young players from different nations in order to extend harmony in the world through the practise of sport.

The “Beach for Peace” Festival was organised by the Zonal Volleyball Association of the Western European countries, WEVZA, together with the Dutch Volleyball Federation (Nevobo). The activity started on Friday and was extended until Monday. The young participants had the opportunity to gather experiences from other young athletes from different countries and lived the passion for the sport in three thrilling days. Each WEVZA nation took part in the event with a delegation formed by eight young players and two coaches of both genders and enjoyed multiple cultural and educational activities.

The activity was held in the Dutch city of The Hague coinciding with the celebration of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship being hosted in The Netherlands this week. The sensational championship in which the king and queens of world Beach Volleyball will be proclaimed has catalysed the attention of the sport this week in an outstanding and spectacular event. The young participants at the “Beach for Peace” Festival had the unique chance to attend the exciting competition and to interact with the best Beach Volleyball players in the world.

In addition to this, the young stars in the making participated in the historic event of the ‘largest Beach Volleyball tournament’. The world record of the biggest ever beach volleyball competition was broken on the sunny beaches of Scheveningen in The Hague on Saturday, where 2,355 beach volleyballers played at the same time. The 2,355 beach volleyballers played on 276 courts spread out for one kilometre over the beach of Scheveningen.