included in Commonwealth Youth Games
NASSAU, Bahamas - The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games will
take place in Bahamas with beach volleyball included for the
first time ever in the competition program.
A total of 24 teams are set to be fielded in beach
volleyball, a sport which is due to make its debut on the
Commonwealth Games program at Gold Coast 2018.
The men’s tournament will feature Australia, Bahamas,
Cyprus, England, Ghana, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Papua New
Guinea, St Lucia, South Africa and Trinidad and Tobago.
Contesting the women’s competition will be Australia,
Bahamas, Cameroon, England, Jamaica, Kenya, New Zealand,
Nigeria, St Lucia, Scotland, Trinidad and Tobago and Vanuatu.
"Some of the Commonwealth’s finest beachside settings
will be the sporting stage for beach volleyball when our
exciting and engaging sport is presented for the first time ever
at the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, and then on the
Commonwealth Games program in Gold Coast, Australia a year later
in 2018," Ary Graça, President of the International Volleyball
Federation (FIVB), said.
"It’s such an exciting time globally for this fast-paced
and fast-growing sport and I’ve every confidence that fans will
welcome its addition to the program."
The 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, due to run from July
19 to 23, will be the largest international sporting event ever
to be staged in The Bahamas and the largest-ever edition of the
Games with up to 1,300 athletes aged 14 to 18 set to