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Beach Volleyball Centre in Lorca opens for business

The Technical Centre in Lorca will serve as a hub for beach volleyball athletes and officials
Lorca, Spain, March 3, 2015 - The Beach Volleyball World Technical Centre in Lorca, Spain opens its doors this month. The Centre provides beach volleyball athletes and officials with state-of-the-art training facilities and will promote beach volleyball at a local, regional, national and international level.

The centre features four outdoor beach volleyball courts, a central court with a spectator stand, rooms for medical treatment and phyisotherapy and a fully-equipped gym. Accommodation is available on-site, including 20 double rooms, four single rooms, a capacity of 60 beds for children, a kitchen and dining room for 80 people, 3 multi-purpose classrooms, offices, a lobby and reception area as well as parking, laundry and storage facilities.

A second construction phase will extend these facilities to include up to 200 beds, an indoor hall equipped with beach volleyball courts, a gym and a further five outdoor beach volleyball courts.

The Beach Volleyball World Technical Centre in Lorca will facilitate the exchange of knowledge at a grassroots level, help different countries to develop their technical expertise, support athletes, coaches, referees and officials, especially those from countries lacking similar resources.

The list of courses organised by the centre will be extended to include international seminars, symposia, and meetings. The centre will also host research into physical conditioning for beach volleyball athletes and oversee innovative programmes in the field of technology, including online education platforms.

In addition, the new technical centre will host national and elite teams preparing for the FIVB's top competitions at youth and senior levels, and will also be able to host competitions.


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