Friday, 16 August 2013
Thanet District Council welcomes top volleyball players to Margate
This August will see top beach volleyball players from the UK and Europe warmly welcomed to Margate Main Sands.
Thanet District Council’s Sport and Leisure team have worked hard to gain the sport recognition and reputation, which has resulted in hosting this year’s volleyball England Tour Finals on the 24th and 25th August.
Sponsored by Hornby Visitor Centre in Westwood, this free event will be watched by thousands on Sky Sports TV, providing plenty of publicity for Margate’s beautiful beaches and facilities, providing plenty of entertainment for all.
Paul Chandler, Senior Marketing Manager at Hornby Hobbies Ltd said “Hornby are proud to sponsor the Margate Masters for a fourth successive year. We are delighted to be associated with such a significant sporting event; bringing World class beach volleyball to the town of Margate.”
The popular Crystal Palace ‘Crystals’ will entertain crowds throughout the weekend and plenty of prizes and giveaways will be available, aimed at encouraging everyone of all ages to become more interested in this ever increasing popular sport.
Councillor Iris Johnston, Cabinet Member for Community Services said “Thanet’s residents, businesses and visitors will have an amazing view of this elite sport on Margate’s wonderful beach. There will be so much happening that weekend and the council look forward to welcoming the players to Margate’s stunning sandy beach.
Iris continued “Thanet District Council offers so much with regards to sport, to keep the legacy of the Olympics alive and kicking. It is inspiring to know that there is so much available to keep people active and healthy.”
To get involved in beach volleyball yourself and to show the pros what you can do, why not make use of the ‘Go Spike’ beach volleyball courts. These are available to hire all summer and a court can be booked via www.thanet.gov.uk/sport or by asking our friendly staff on the court.