Edinburgh Beach Volleyball Club was established in 2017 by a bunch of Beach Volleyball enthusiasts with big aspirations to grow the sport of beach volleyball in Edinburgh and Scotland. With the huge demand for the sport in the Edinburgh area, this group worked tirelessly for over 2 years, with City of Edinburgh Council and the Portobello Community to get to the point where we had a permanent home for the club.
As a result of this work, the club successfully secured funding for permanent courts on Portobello Beach, and now lease the land that the courts stand on. The posts and equipment belong to the club and is for club member and community use. Edinburgh Beach Volleyball Club have recently received sportscotland Direct Club Investment to develop the work that we do in the community, providing a safe, inclusive and welcoming opportunity for outdoor sport and physical activity.
We also have our historic site at Liberton High School which was Scotland’s first inland permanent Beach Volleyball facility on a school site and will be open for members in May 2023. This is part of a wider mission to create accessible and inclusive opportunities for local people within the Liberton and Gilmerton area, and to work with the school to support their young people with opportunities for skills development in areas such as coaching, events management and leadership.
The club have a commitment to the Changing Lives through Sport Agenda and work with local schools and community groups to help reduce barriers to participation in sport using volleyball as a tool to do that; as well as creating a very person-centred approach to the activities we deliver on the sand.
Our priorities are connecting people and supporting the physical and mental wellbeing of our local community and providing a safe platform for people to take part in our amazing sport at 2 fantastic locations.