Return of beach volleyball in Brid

Councillor Jane Evison PA1220-9b
Councillor Jane Evison PA1220-9b

A popular beach volleyball competition is returning to Bridlington’s South Beach over the weekend of 11-12 July.

The 33rd Bridlington Open Volleyball Championships is aimed at all player levels and is held over two days, attracting competitors from all over the north of England.

More than 300 players will descend on the town’s beautiful South Beach for the annual competition, which is sponsored and supported by East Yorkshire Events.

Previous players have represented countries including competitors originally hailing from places such as Brazil, Japan, Chile, Poland and even a Rwandan international having all experienced the first-class location over the last couple of years. The money raised is used to support junior players within the Yorkshire region.

Director of the tournament Dave Speers said: “I know over the last 33 years I have looked to find the ideal site and nowhere beat Bridlington South Shore because of its ease of access, including the park & ride, two cafes and beach chalets available for hire right in front of the tournament. The support from East Riding of Yorkshire Council, South Cliff Caravan Park and local businesses, not to mention the view of the bay, brings teams back year-on-year to this tournament. Bridlington South Shore is the best beach volleyball location on the east coast.”

This hugely-popular weekend is just one of the reasons why Bridlington and the East Riding as ‘The Resort for Sport’.

Councillor Jane Evison, cabinet portfolio holder for economic investment and tourism at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “We are delighted to once again be hosting such a wonderful event. It goes to show there is no better coastal venue than Bridlington to provide beach and water based activities. Spectating is free and everyone is welcome to come along and watch the action.”

For more information and how to enter, visit www.bridbeach.co.uk