A fresh challenge should spike interest in local volleyball.
The Cayman Islands Volleyball Federation is launching its inaugural coed four-a-side competition titled the Digicel Beach Volleyball League. Games, which began last weekend, take place at Public Beach on Sunday mornings from 11 a.m.
The event will see each registered player taking home a goody bag from Digicel, with drinks sponsors Powerade providing refreshments for every match. On its Facebook page, the federation says it is looking to gauge enthusiasm for the league “as interest continues to grow in a twos (pairs) competition. We are also looking to start an official Digicel Beach Volleyball League Twos Tournament series.”
Over the years, the federation has put on a variety of social matches from indoor community-themed contests in West Bay and East End to church-based leagues. There has also been regular Sunday games on Cayman’s beaches, at locales such as Royal Palms, over the years. Federation officials like Noel Williams have previously said the impetus behind social competitions is to encourage participation in the sport, give platforms for aspiring national team players and ensure volleyball retains the support of the Cayman community.