The iconic St George’s Square in Valletta has been a car park, a fun pedestrian space, a podium for luxury cars, and, during the World Cup, football grounds for young boys. This week it starts hosting a beach volleyball tournament for the first time. Although this is the first time that this concept is materialising in Malta, it has been tested in major cities all over the world including Rome, Milan, Berlin, and New York.
The event will take place in an arena filled with a 50 tonnes of sand, in an inflatable pop-up court in the middle of the square. This attraction in the heart of the city will see a national beach volleyball tournament featuring top Maltese and international teams. The general public will also see volleyball demonstrations and games with some of Malta’s popular presenters and TV personalities. An event for children will be held during the weekend, with an opportunity to learn volleyball from professional coaches.
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The Algida Valletta Beach Volley in the City, which forms part of the Valletta 2018 Cultural Programme, aims at promoting volleyball as a sport as well as the importance of an active lifestyle. By promoting physical activity and encouraging people to engage in sports, this event will become another part of Valletta 2018’s legacy.
This event is organised by the Valletta Volleyball Club in collaboration with the Valletta 2018 Foundation. The square will serve as a beach volleyball court between the 17th and the 22nd of July 2018. Entrance is free.