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Beach Volleyball Tour returns to Elliott Heads

Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour
The premiere competition, Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour, will attract hundreds of competitors to Elliott Heads for another spectacular year of serving up a heated contest on the sand. Photo: IOGPhotography

The Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour is set to return to Elliott Heads for another year of serving up a heated competition on the sand.

Each the event attracts hundreds of competitors and their families to the coastal location for an action-packed weekend.

Event promoter and competitor Shanon Zunker said he enjoyed bringing the state competition to the Bundaberg Region, which had one of the most attractive locations on the tour.

“I have been coming to Elliott Heads with the tour since 2017, having staged the event at Nielson Park Beach in 2016,” he said.

“We moved around to Elliott Heads chasing flat beaches and softer sand.

“The natural landscape of the river mouth provides for ample space for multiple courts and the location is convenient for players with accommodation walking distance.

“Now the event has grown to require at least eight to 10 courts there is nowhere else for us to hold it – not that we want to leave!

“It really is one of the most picturesque locations on our calendar.”

Shanon said the Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour had stopped in the Bundaberg Region for several years with each gaining more momentum.

“The Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour is the highest level of beach volleyball in the state,” Shanon said.

“There are 14 events spread across Queensland between September and March with the Bundaberg round being our major regional event for the past several years.”

Shanon said the tour catered for both senior and junior beach volleyball players. 

 “Any registered volleyball Queensland players can enter,” he said.

“There are two senior divisions; premier, which is the highest level and challenger for more developing players, and Under-17.

“I encourage local Bundaberg volleyball players to have a go.”

Queensland Beach Volleyball Tour’s Round 11 will take place on 11 and 12 February at Elliott Heads.

For more information or to register click here.

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