European and World Beach Volleyball Events in Blackpool


For the second year running, Blackpool is hosting the penultimate leg of the European Beach Volleyball Tour  from 9-13 September.

Mel Coutts and Denise Austin - Blackpool 2008

Robin MiedzybrodzkiMel Coutts (City of Edinburgh) is competing again  in the qualifying event with Denise Austin from Croyde, Devon. Robin Miedzybrodzki (formerly of City of Edinburgh) is also competing in the quailfication  tournament with his new partner, John Garcia-Thompson. Shauna Mullin (also formerly of City of Edinburgh) starts in the Main Draw after her success in Norway with her partner, Zara Dampney.

Other GB mens teams competing are Tom Lord and Phil Smith, who won at Portobello this year, Jake Sheaf and Josh Randall, Jody Gooding and Luke Sheaf and Gregg Weaver and Steve Growtowski. The other GB womens teams are Helen Brown and Liane Herbert and Denise Johns and Lucy Boulton.

Keep an eye on results at, also at the ‘Hots News’ section at the top of this website and also watch live online at

The week after the CEV event finishes, the World Under-21s get under way, with Perth’s Seain Cook competing in his first International Beach event with Adam Smith. Keep up to date with these results at



Scotland’s officials are also represented with Michelle Paterson and Iain Cook down for both events and Sue Kee down for the CEV event.

Good luck to all involved!