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Margate to host national beach volleyball finals for first time

10:40 16 May 2013

Beach volleyball in Margate. Picture by Ady Kerry

Beach volleyball in Margate. Picture by Ady Kerry

Ady Kerry / AK Pictures

Two days of elite beach volleyball action coming to Margate in August.

Margate is set to host the National Beach Volleyball Finals for the first time ever later this summer.

The town’s golden sands have regularly hosted the qualifying heats for the finals, but will now hold the showpiece event in the sport after beating off competition from other venues.

Players will be battling it out to qualify for the Margate Finals, which take place on August 24 and 25, throughout the summer’s other events at Weymouth, Weston Super Mare, Great Yarmouth and Skegness.

As well as music and entertainment throughout the weekend event people will have the chance to get involved and try beach volleyball out for themselves at the permanent Beach Sports Court on Margate Sands, all of which is free.

Director of community services at Thanet District Council Madeline Homer said; “It is fantastic news that Margate Main Sands will be hosting the National Beach Finals this summer. Our sport and leisure department have been working extremely hard alongside Volleyball England to organise the event, and I am sure it will be a great success.

“The event continues to develop year after year and not only does it create a fun and friendly atmosphere for local residents, it also attracts a vast amount of tourism to our beautiful coast. This is a great way for Margate to embrace the 2012 Olympic legacy and we are thrilled to be part of such a prestigious event.”

If you are interested in volunteering at the event, contact Thanet District Council’s sport and leisure officer James Gregory on 01843 577728.

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