Set for 29th February
Volleyball clubs across England are being called on to join fellow fans in Europe for one giant celebration of the sport.
The CEV, the European governing body for volleyball, is once more attempting to capitalise on the leap year by asking the community to organise mass participation events in their area for Saturday, 29th February.
And, as extra encouragement, there are special prizes – including Mikasa volleyballs, Champions League Super Final tickets and sports shirts – for the most creative and well supported events.
Organisers hope this spike in activity will raise the sport’s profile and inspire more people to take it up.
Currently, there are more than 9,900 scheduled games for leap year day at 2,100 venues across Europe – that is close to 140,000 participants.
Sue Storey, Chief Executive of Volleyball England, said: “1DayMore4Volleyball is a great excuse to get down to your local court if you haven’t been for a while. And if you’re hosting or attending an event, why not bring a friend along with you?
“When this event was organised in 2016, almost 50,000 people took part and early records indicate it could be even bigger this year.”
Aleksandar Boričić, President of the CEV, said: “Our aim is to increase participation and to account for as much exposure and visibility as possible, thus making sure that volleyball goes viral on social media.
“As the name suggests, it is all about ‘one day for volleyball,’ where our sport will be taking centre stage and inspire, especially the younger ones, to play the game and live a healthy lifestyle.”
If you are organising an event, please use the hashtag #1DayMore4Volleyball and to tag Volleyball England’s account: @VBallEngland, on Twitter.
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