Right by the start of a historic FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championship which will be held across four different venues, the Netherlands will be also playing host to the inaugural WEVZA Youth Festival ‘Beach for Peace’. The event is due to take place from June 26 through 29 and is co-hosted by the Dutch Volleyball Federation (NeVoBo) and the Western European Volleyball Zonal Association (WEVZA).

The ‘Beach for Peace’ festival is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for young players under 18 years of age – both boys and girls – to witness the start of this year’s Beach Volleyball World Championship in The Hague/Scheveningen and to share an experience combining sport and culture in a special environment.

The ultimate goal is to bring together young people from all over the world and more specifically to provide youngsters from the eight WEVZA members with a chance to share time and experiences with their peers from other nations and different cultural backgrounds. A Beach Volleyball competition will be held in conjunction with the festival which runs at the same time as the opening days of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships and of a mass participation tournament as the organisers are hoping to set a Guinness record for the largest recreational Beach Volleyball event in history. The programme of the ‘Beach for Peace’ festival also includes educational activities and sightseeing to some of the local landmarks.

The event is open to each one of the WEVZA countries who are due to nominate a ‘team’ consisting of four boys and four girls born in 1998, 1999 or 2000, who should be fond of Beach Volleyball and have some basic knowledge of the English language. They will be accompanied by two adults – aged 25 or older -, one male and one female, both with a good command of the English language.

The registration deadline is set for May 25, 2015 so as to enable the Dutch Volleyball Federation to organise the international transportation of the participating teams as well as the detailed programme for their stay in The Hague.

Additional information about the registration and all relevant contact details are available here.

Source: CEV