Beach Volleyball take fast pace in Jamaica


Kingston, Jamaica, October 18, 2012 - After only two weekend of exciting competition in the Just Bet/TvJ SN Beach Volleyball new interests are being kindled and old interest rekindled in volleyball and beach volleyball in Jamaica. The competition, which is scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays, from October 06 - November 03, 2012, is title-sponsored by the betting company Supreme Ventures Lotteries Limited, through their subsidiary brand Just Bet, and by Television Jamaica Sports Network.


Other important sponsors that have given invaluable support to the effort the Jamaica Volleyball Association (JaVA) are Jamaica Blue Spring Water, Yummy Bakery, Velle Sports International, Hi-Lyte Sport Drink, Red Bull, Red Stripe Light, Juici Patties and Suzuki Jamaica.


The competition has been receiving very good coverage in the main electronic and print media platforms in Jamaica. As such a number of other organizations are expressing interest in the attractive product being packaged by JaVA. On Monday 15 October, based on the request of Sunset Jamaica Grande hotel and the Urban Development Corporation, a one-day beach volleyball competition was held at the UDC beach in the popular town of Ocho Rios. JaVA is currently hoping to partner with the owners of this venue and with a large and reputable hotel like Sunset Jamaica Grande in order to host international beach volleyball competitions in the near future.


JaVA has taken steps to make the League more than just a beach volleyball competition. The focus has been on how to create an event that provides entertainment to beach volleyball fans, children and general spectators. With the support of the sponsors, a Fun Zone is set up for the kids and there are several opportunities for spectators to win spot prizes. This approach has been well received by the sponsors and spectators alike.


JaVA is also using the League to prepare its athletes for successes in the future and after four days of competition it is evident that the players are on the right path. There have been a few upset victories by players with no international exposure in beach volleyball over some of those who are so experienced.