Volleyball WA is excited to announce Southern Ports Authority have come on board as the naming rights sponsor for Volley by the Bay’s Community Events and Education Forums. Southern Ports partnership means Volleyball WA is able to deepen its commitment to leaving an ongoing legacy for Volleyball participants in the South West region.
Volley by the Bay’s Community Events and Education Forums comprise of six events in total and are open to all members of the public. Regardless of individual’s volleyball experience, these events have been designed to help promote Volleyball to fans old and new.
As an advocate for community events, Southern Ports Chief Executive Nicolas Fertin believes this partnership is great way to highlight Southern Ports ongoing commitment to the Bunbury community.
“Southern Ports is accountable to the communities in which we live and work in. As a result we know first-hand how important it is that aspiring athletes and their families receive support and recognition for their achievements in their home communities. I am proud Southern Ports has supported the inaugural Volley by the Bay event through its sponsorship program and wish all athletes the very best of luck in their chosen fields.” Fertin said.
A major focus of the Community Events presented by Southern Ports Authority will be the Spikezone Come and Try events being run by the Bunbury Indoor Beach Volleyball Federation. Located at Koombana Bay in the Volley by the Bay event village, these sessions are aimed at introducing students to the game of volleyball. The two sessions, schedule on the 27th and 28th of April, will see participants get introduced to a range of fundamentals and see why Volleyball is one of the world’s fastest growing sports.
“Having Southern Ports come on board as our Volley by the Bay Community Events and Education Forums partner means we are able to provide more opportunities for the local South West community to discover volleyball and get involved.” Volleyball WA Chief executive Robyn Kuhl said.
“Volleyball is a sport for all and these Spikezone sessions reinforce our commitment to developing volleyball as one of the country’s top school aged sports. This partnership allows us to engage people who may not have traditionally been exposed to the sport, which is very exciting.”
In addition to the community events, Volleyball WA and Volleyball Australia will also be hosting three education forums as development opportunities for the athletes and parents who are taking part in the Australian U23 and Junior National Championship titles.
Volley by the Bay is a nine day event starting on Saturday the 21st of April with the Alcohol. Think Again WA Beach tour, followed by the Australian U23 Beach Volleyball Championships on the 23rd and the Australian Junior Beach Volleyball Championships running from the 26th til the 29th of April.