Over the next two weekends, thousands of volleyball players, coaches, and spectators will converge on the Tradex Convention Centre in Abbotsford for the 2014 Volleyball BC Indoor Provincial Championships.
The Comox Valley Volleyball Club is sending eight Strikers teams to the event.
Volleyball BC is the provincial sport governing body for volleyball in British Columbia and their staff spent the last week laying thousands of Sport Court tiles on the Tradex floor to create 18 full-size indoor volleyball courts.
A record-setting 320 teams are attending the tournament and will be playing numerous games in hopes of advancing to the tournament’s medal matches. Teams for the event are grouped by age and athletes from 18 years old all the way down to 13 and younger will be competing.
This is the largest volleyball event in British Columbia and draws teams from all regions including Northern B.C., the Okanagan, the Kootenays and Vancouver Island.
Volleyball BC executive director Chris Densmore has seen the event grow each year: “Club volleyball in BC is expanding at such a fast rate that every year we see new teams and clubs registering for our tournaments.
“For club teams, the Provincial Championships is the biggest tournament of the year and it’s a competition that players remember for the rest of their lives.”
The first weekend of the event begins on Friday, April 25 at 1 p.m. and matches continue Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, starting at 8 a.m. each day. The following weekend the event again runs three days: Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3, and Sunday, May 4.
The tournament is open to the public and admission is $5 per day. Medal round matches on Saturdays and Sundays will be streamed live and can be viewed on www.volleyballcanada.tv.
For more information on the Provincial Championships visit http://www.volleyballbc.org/provincial-championships.
Volleyball BC is the provincial sport governing body that actively encourages and enables all residents to enjoy, participate, and excel in the sport of volleyball. For more information visit www.volleyballbc.org.
– Volleyball BC