Volleyball Australia’s Largest Participation Event Set to Make Gold Coast its Home in 2023
Volleyball Australia (VA) is pleased to extend its partnership with Tourism and Events Queensland and Major Events Gold Coast that will see the 2023 Schools Cup return to the Gold Coast.
The announcement of the 2023 event comes on the first day of the 2022 Australian Volleyball Schools Cup that will be the first time the event has been staged in full since the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing hundreds of teams from across the country.
The largest volleyball participation event in the country, the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup is anticipated to bring more than 500 teams and some 8,000 competitors in 2023, with schools from Australia, New Zealand and potentially Asia and USA, all set to take part.
Volleyball Australia CEO, Andrew Dee, said the Gold Coast, Queensland provides the ideal facilities and backdrop for the sport’s largest event.
“The Gold Coast is fast becoming the home of volleyball and we can’t wait to bring the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup back here in 2023.
“This event is huge for Volleyball, with hundreds of teams taking part and real growth opportunities for the event internationally, which for the local Gold Coast community provides strong economic benefits.
“Events like the Australian Volleyball Schools Cup are where we can expect to identify our next generation of Australian team athletes and with the Brisbane 2032 Olympics on the horizon, what better place than Queensland to host the Schools Cup. The kids playing at events like this will be the Olympians who’ll play in 2032,” he said.
City of Gold Coast Mayor, Tom Tate, said: “I’m delighted to see the Volleyball Schools Cup back in 2022 as we welcome around 5000 competitors to the Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre.”
“This is a breeding ground for future national players so competition will be fierce across the entire program. I love their motto: participate in something bigger.
“It doesn’t get any bigger than the Schools Cup,” Mayor Tom Tate concluded.
Aged 12 through to 18, competitors will battle it out from 5-10 December 2022 across Carrara Indoor Sports Stadium, Gold Coast Sports and Leisure Centre and Coomera Indoor Sports Centre.
The Australian Volleyball Schools Cup is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and Major Events Gold Coast and features on the It’s LIVE! In Queensland events calendar.