Club History – updated March 2021
Edinburgh Beach Volleyball Club was established in 2017 by a group of Beach Volleyball enthusiasts. With the huge demand for the sport in the 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 2 Permanent courts on Portobello Beach, and lease the land that the two courts stand on. The posts belong to the club and will be 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.
In partnership with Scottish Volleyball and Liberton High School in Edinburgh, we have also just completed the build of Scotland’s first inland permanent Beach Volleyball facility on a school site to open for members in Summer 2021.
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 are committed to the Changing Lives through Sport Agenda and work with local schools and community groups across Edinburgh 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 what we deliver on the sand.
Our priorities when we return to our club activity after lockdown are reconnecting people, the physical and mental wellbeing of our local people and providing a safe platform for people to emerge from lockdown and return to the new normal using our amazing sport to do that.
We want Edinburgh Beach Volleyball club to support the community and the local people to recover from these unprecedented and challenging times that we have faced.