Fun time for 1,400 youngsters at CEV Summer Festival in Spain
News from the National Federations
Gijón, Spain, June 16, 2016. A CEV Youth Summer Festival was organised for the second consecutive year in Gijón, Spain, earlier this month with participation of as many as 1,400 young players who accounted for 803 matches played on 26 courts.
After last year’s inaugural event was crowned with success, yet again the Summer Festival turned into the experience of a lifetime for the many boys and girls in attendance.
Actually girls accounted for a large majority of the young players in action – as many as 1,100 joined the CEV Summer Festival alongside some 300 boys, with the competition being open to young Volleyballers aged from 6 to 15.
The guest star of the event was César Menéndez, an accomplished Beach Volleyball player who has performed on the European as well as on the World Tour and who next week will represent Spain at the 2014-2016 CEV Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final in Stavanger, Norway along with partner Francisco Tomás.
Gijón hosted a real festival – not only because of its official denomination – since the players representing a large number of Volleyball clubs and sports schools from across the region as well as their friends and relatives provided for a great, party-like ambiance.
The event supported by the CEV was organised in close cooperation with the local authorities, and the General Director of Sports of the Principality of Asturias, Mr José Ramón Tuero, was among the guests in attendance as the thrilled and enthusiastic kids tested their Volleyball skills on sand.
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