TORQUAY TO HOST INTERNATIONAL VOLLEYBALL EVENTS AS PART OF THE GREAT OCEAN ROAD VOLLEYFEST
Torquay will be buzzing with activity when the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest descends on the foreshore from 23 November to 4 December for 12 days of international and national competition supported by the Victorian Government.
The Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest 2022 features the Volleyball World Pro Beach Tour, and Australian Beach Volleyball Tour offering spectators a variety of formats to enjoy.
The men’s and women’s events will attract approximately 450 competitors and support crew from around the world to compete in front of thousands of spectators.
The international Beach Pro Tour features the world’s top teams and the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour event is one of six premier elite domestic events staged around the country.
Volleyball Australia CEO, Andrew Dee said: “Thanks to the support of the Victorian Government we are thrilled to launch the new Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest that brings together pinnacle international and domestic events into one sporting showcase.
“With the start of the Green and Gold runway, we are thrilled to be attracting more international events to provide not only our athletes with the chance to compete on home soil but also offer fans the chance to experience the best our sport has to offer.”
Minister for Tourism, Sport, and Major Events Steve Dimopoulos MP said: “The Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest will attract thousands of visitors to Torquay for 12 days of spectacular competition and entertainment down on the foreshore, supporting more local business and delivering more jobs.”
“We’re backing a jam-packed calendar of major events in 2022 that showcase Victoria as the ultimate tourism destination, while cementing our title as the sporting and events capital of Australia.” The competition will help to attract visitors to regional Victoria before the peak summer commences, helping to fill hotels, cafes and restaurants along the Surf Coast.
The events will be delivered by Volleyball Australia at a temporary event village on Elephant Walk, featuring competition courts, training courts, grandstands, entertainment, and sport development opportunities.
With beach volleyball due to feature in the 2026 Commonwealth Games, the Great Ocean Road Beach Volleyfest will help build interest in the sport and show regional Victoria’s ability to host significant sporting events.