The tour will go to fan favourites and iconic places throughout the globe
Athletes and followers alike can look ahead to an exhilarating yr of Seaside Professional Tour Futures motion with occasions throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania already confirmed. The tour calendar continues to broaden, with 2024 boasting a powerful 24 confirmed occasions already, of which 21 are scheduled for the primary half of the yr.
The Seaside Professional Tour Futures occasions play a key position in offering alternatives for up-and-coming groups and function a stepping stone to the Problem-level occasions. Additionally they permit cities to advertise the game inside their nations.
The action-packed season will kick off in Oceania from 28 February to three March, with Mollymook, Australia set to host the tour for the primary time in historical past. Groups will then head to the picturesque Mount Maunganui in New Zealand between 7 and 10 March following the cease’s profitable debut final yr. Futures motion will then return to Australia with Coolangatta internet hosting a double gender occasion from 20 to 24 March for the second consecutive yr.
New Zealand’s duo of Shaunna Polley and Alice Zeimann have a good time gold on the 2023 Futures occasion in Mount Maunganui (supply: volleyballnz.org.nz)
Tahiti, French Polynesia is about to host not one, however two occasions in 2024. Following the profitable males’s cease in 2023, the island will function a males’s competitors from 2 to six April, adopted by a ladies’s occasion from 9 to 13 April this yr.
In April and June, the Seaside Professional Tour Futures will make its solution to Asia and Europe. Nuvali, Philippines will organise a cease between 11 and 14 April, offering a style of what’s to come back with the Seaside Professional Tour Problem occasion scheduled on the identical venue in November 2024.
China will organise 4 Futures tournaments in 2024, with two occasions happening in Might, following the conclusion of the Xiamen Problem. Pingtan, Fujian, will welcome the Futures tour from 9 to 12 Might, constructing on the success of the Asian Seaside Volleyball Championships hosted by town in 2023. In the meantime, Wuhan Qingshan will stage an occasion from 16 to 19 Might, utilizing the identical venue that hosted the Navy World Video games in 2019.
Two extra Futures occasions are confirmed for China after the Olympic Video games Paris 2024, together with a return to Qidong on 5-9 September and the tour’s first-ever go to to Qingdao on 12-15 September. Sri Lanka can be able to welcome the tour once more in 2024, with a Futures occasion that includes each males’s and girls’s tournaments in Negombo from 19 to 22 December.
Might and June will see an array of occasions in Europe, beginning with a males’s cease within the Spanish capital of Madrid from 2 to 12 Might, adopted by a ladies’s occasion from 16 to 19 Might, each happening on the state-of-the-art Parque Deportivo Puerta de Hierro.
Madrid is about to host back-to-back males’s and girls’s Futures occasions in Might (supply: rfevb.com)
The tour may also return to Cervia, Italy, with a double gender competitors from 16 to 19 Might, adopted by a debut occasion in Battipaglia, Italy.
Spiez, Switzerland, will as soon as once more host the tour in late Might and early June, constructing on the extremely profitable premiere in 2023.
Krakow, Poland will be part of the record of first-time hosts in June. The town will function males’s and girls’s occasions on consecutive weeks from 6-9 and 13-16 June, respectively. Bulgaria’s seaside resort of Sveti Vlas may also make its debut in June, internet hosting males’s and girls’s occasions throughout the identical weekend as the lads’s Futures in Krakow.
Returning to the sturdy lineup of host cities in 2024 are Lille, France, from 13 to 16 June, and Messina, Italy, from 20 to 23 June, each internet hosting double gender occasions. To spherical out a busy month, Ios Island within the Aegean Sea, a seaside volleyball hotspot, will host an occasion from 19 to 22 June, whereas Geneva, Switzerland, will welcome the tour from 20 to 23 June.
North America may also welcome the Seaside Professional Tour Futures in 2024, with Halifax, Canada, scheduled for 21 to 25 August.
Negotiations are at present ongoing with Nationwide Federations and organisers for the second half of the yr, promising much more thrilling Futures occasions for athletes and followers from July onwards. Keep tuned for additional updates that are anticipated in February.
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