Record entries for this week’s Youth Championships 

Record entries for this week’s Youth Championships 

The 2023 Australian Youth Volleyball Championships continue a festival of the sport in Bendigo with more than 1200 players, coaches, referees and officials descending on the regional Victoria town this week.

Following the Opening Ceremony last night at Red Energy Arena, the event commences today and will run all week until the champions are crowned in 10 divisions (male and female U14, U15, U16, U17 and U18).

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, last year’s event in Bendigo was a major success with a record 77 teams in attendance. This year that number has again been eclipsed with a remarkable 81 teams from ACT, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania set to take part.

Volleyball Australia’s Andrew Dee said the Youth Championships is an event which continues to go from strength to strength.

“It wasn’t a surprise that we received record entries in 2022, as we know how excited the volleyball community was to get back to the event, however to go beyond that this year is a testament to the sport,” he said.

“Bendigo is a great town to bring the event to – Red Energy Arena and Flora Hill Sports Stadium give us 13 courts to play on and they’ll be used to capacity over the next five days.”

The Youth Championships follow the highly-successful finals series of the Scape Australian Volleyball Super League and precede the Australian Club Volleyball Championships (23-25 September) which start this weekend.

Click here for more information on the Australian Youth Volleyball Championships

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