Graz has a new footvolley paradise!
Last weekend, the sand transporters drove up to Freiheitsplatz in Graz with a special mission: 110 tons of the finest quartz sand were to be delivered and, together with hard-working helpers, formed into a footvolley field.
With success: The new sandbox, which will be the center of the local footvolley sport until August 31, is ready. Especially attentive sports fans will find the picture familiar: Already in 2019, as part of the European Footvolley League, Freiheitsplatz became a beach paradise.
This year, two major events will take place in the “bolao Arena”:
On June 18 and 19, Austria’s best ball wizards will play for the national championship at the Sport Austria Finals. The winning teams will not only be crowned the new national champions, but will also qualify for the absolute highlight of this year. Only one week later, they will compete with the best in the world.
With the “Casarista EFVL World Challenge Graz 2022 presented by Indie Burger” (the official tournament title), a Footvolley World Championship will come to Graz for the first time. From June 24 – 26 the 12 best international women’s and men’s teams will do the honors to make history in the Styrian capital.
The supporting program of the World Challenge will offer grandstand seating, catering stands, DJ, VIP club and many raffles, and will once again provide space for the youngsters of footvolley. In the “Kids Experience Area“, the youngest sports fans will be invited to hold the ball in the air themselves and playfully take their first steps. Fun goodie challenges included.
There is, of course, a reason why the sand was delivered a month in advance: even in the run-up to the two top events, the focus is on getting involved and trying things out. Under the motto “Footvolley für alle” (footvolley for everyone), Footvolley Austria, together with the city of Graz, is once again offering regular training and trial courses this year:
Starting on May 23, training is available free of charge every Monday and Thursday from 2 to 4 pm.
The offer is aimed at young and old and everyone who likes to exercise and is looking for a new challenge.