Scottish Volleyball is thrilled to announce that it will host Pool F of the Women’s Nations Cup Preliminary Phase. The pool includes Poland, Czech Republic, Belgium, and Scotland as the host nation. The event will take place over two days on Saturday 20th May and Sunday 21st May. Following an incredibly successful debut event in June 2022 and with rave reviews from teams and European Volleyball, Scottish Volleyball are excited to announce that the event will be hosted at Scotland’s premier inland Beach facility at Kyle Academy in Ayr.
The Women’s Nations Cup is an exciting ‘country vs country’ format competition with Beach Volleyball teams from as many as 35 National Federations set to contest the preliminary round of the CEV Beach Volley Nations Cup 2023. The event will take place from May to June this year, through seven groups per gender. The event has gained further significance since, combined with the next edition scheduled for 2024, it accounts for the pathway whereby one country will eventually secure a much-coveted ticket to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games Beach Volleyball competition.
Competition and Events Officer, Rowan Johnston, commented, “We’re very excited to be hosting Pool F of the Women’s draw for the CEV Nations Cup here in Scotland. This will be a key part in developing our performance athletes on the beach, and while we didn’t apply to host, this will be a great opportunity for us to host high profile events and further promote Scotland as a nation on the beach volleyball landscape”
Scotland did not bid to host the event but was awarded the hosting rights in a drawing of lots by European Volleyball on Monday. Scottish Volleyball is excited to be hosting the event but is also cautious about the work still to be done.
Scottish Volleyball is already in fruitful discussions with current and new partners around hosting and delivery. There is particular excitement around the digital and streaming content possible for this event despite discussions being in an early stage.
The Scotland Men will also be playing in the CEV Beach Nations Cup, however away in Israel at the end of May against the Netherlands, Latvia, Israel, and Romania.
For further information, please check the respective competition page on the CEV website as well as on the Scottish Volleyball website and social media as the event approaches. Scottish Volleyball looks forward to welcoming teams and spectators to the event.