Beach Volleyball News
Beach Volleyball News
The European Volleyball Confederation has been based in the Grand Duchy since 1988 after moving from Brussels – and the event is due to place Luxembourg on the global Beach Volleyball map with the help of some of the world’s best players. The competition will be taking place at a purpose-built stadium next to the iconic d’Coque, Luxembourg’s National Sports and Cultural Centre, right in the very heart of the city district – Kirchberg – which is home to the EU institutions and many other international companies and organisations.
“In a very special year for our Volleyball family, it does indeed make sense to deliver a major event in the country where European Volleyball has been at home for almost 35 years. I am sure that the innovative concept that goes with the Queen and King of the Court format will entertain and electrify the fans – and I am confident that many will be seizing the opportunity to watch first-class Beach Volleyball for the first time."
The event is organised in close cooperation with the Luxembourg Volleyball Federation (FLVB), the City of Luxembourg and promoter Sportworx. “It is very exciting and a truly unique opportunity for Luxembourg to host such a world-class competition. It will raise awareness and hopefully spark a real Beach Volleyball fever across the country and the wider region,” says FLVB President Norma Zambon, who represented Luxembourg internationally in Beach Volleyball.
The European Finals are a highlight of the Queen & King of the Court 2023 season. Promotor Sportworx is looking forward to introducing this new variant of Beach Volleyball in Luxembourg. “Due to our long-term partnership with the CEV, we are able to further develop Queen & King of the Court in Europe. When the CEV and the Luxembourg Volleyball Federation told me a year ago that this was the plan because it’s a festive year for Volleyball and Beach Volleyball in Luxembourg, it was a no-brainer for me to organise Queen & King of the Court here with strong partners. I look forward to seeing many people on the stand, a full house every day; one big Beach Volleyball party at the stadium,” saysSportworx CEO Wilco Nijland.
Last year, Norway’s reigning Olympic and world champions Anders Mol and Christian Sørum claimed the men’s title in Utrecht – as the now retired Chantal Laboureur and her partner Karla Borger of Germany won the women’s competition. This year, a total of 27 teams per gender will compete for the crown; 17 teams will have their spot in the group stage, where the remaining three spots will be divided among 10 teams contesting the qualifying round. Pre-registration for tickets is open and can be found at https://cm.to/IQFXJvQ.