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South Australia secures beach volleyball world championships

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South Australia secures beach volleyball world championships
The FIVB World Beach Volleyball Championships will be held in Australia for the first time in November 2025, with the venue that hosts some of the world’s best tennis players each January for the Adelaide International to be turned into a “beach volleyball coliseum” according to the state government.

The event is expected to feature 192 of the world’s best beach volleyballers and attract more 11,000 spectators from interstate, in addition to 6,000 international attendees. Around 1,000 people will participate directly in the event as coaches, officials, volunteers, media or athletes.

Approximately 1,000 cubic metres of sand will be required to create the courts for the championship.

“The World Championship will expose South Australia to the world, an opportunity to show millions exactly what our beautiful state has to offer,” said South Australia’s Premier Peter Malinauskas.

“This is the latest in a long list of major national and international events that are fast-recognising South Australia for the proud sporting state it is.”

A partnership between Volleyball and the state government has seen Adelaide secure hosting rights for seven additional national and Asian volleyball competitions between next year and 2026/

“When it comes to beach volleyball, the biggest events stand out – the World Championships, Olympic Games and the Commonwealth Games – and Australia will play host to all three inside the next decade,” said Volleyball Australia president Craig Carracher.

“Adelaide has been one of the homes of beach volleyball in Australia for almost three decades with some of our top athletes training here at the SASI-based national training centre, so it’s only fitting that the World Championships are coming to South Australia.”

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