Volleyball Australia and children’s charity Royal Far West have announced a unique community partnership that will transform Royal Far West’s Country Guest House into an Athlete Village during the 2016 Manly Volleyfest, with accommodation costs to be invested back into the not-for-profit facility and its services at Manly Beach.
‘We are delighted to announce our community partnership with Royal Far West, an organisation that supports so many Australian rural communities providing them with the amazing health and wellbeing facilities here at Manly Beach,” Volleyball Australia Chair Mr Craig Carracher said.
“Volleyball Australia is a strong family and community-based organisation and we have a strong alignment with the Royal Far West values of caring for kids and their families and helping young people be the best that they can be” Carracher said.
Royal Far West helps children with health and developmental issues from regional Australia. They also offer accommodation to corporate, school, sporting and community groups to help build strong connections between metropolitan and country communities.
Across the ten-day period, some of the World’s best Volleyball athletes from across Australia, China, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Vanuatu, Oman, Indonesia, Thailand, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Qatar, Japan, Fiji and Singapore will reside at Drummond House situated right in the heart of Manly.
Royal Far West CEO Lindsay Cane said "The partnership with Volleyball Australia, to help them support their wonderful volunteers and athletes and to give our country families the chance to be inspired by some of the best athletes in the world is a wonderful example of communities working together for the good of all. We welcome the international volleyball teams with open arms. This is a great opportunity for Volleyball to support people in need while also bringing great convenience and support to their particpants. We are delighted to be associated with such an important international sporting event and to showcase Manly and Royal Far West to the world.”
NSW Premier Mike Baird welcomed the partnership between the competition organisers and Royal Far West.
“Royal Far West has been looking after children in need and their families, most of whom aren’t familiar with the Northern Beaches, for more than 90 years,” Mr Baird said.
“The organisation has made thousands of country kids feel right at home in Manly and I’m sure this same hospitality will be extended to athletes competing at Volleyfest.”
The Manly Volleyfest features the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals (18-20 March), the inaugural 4 Nations Cup (21-22 March), and the Asian Volleyball Confederation Beach Volleyball Championships (AVCBCH) (25-28 March).
Early stages of the Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals (18 - 20 March 2016) will be free for spectators with Gold Medal match tickets on sale now via www.ticketek.com.au
Adult tickets will be $20, $15 for children and concession and $50 for a family of four. Kids under 5 are free.
The Australian Beach Volleyball Tour Finals - 18 - 20 March 2016.
The Four Nations Cup – 21 - 22 March 2016.
The AVC Asian Beach Volleyball Championships - 25 - 29 March 2016.
For further information visit. http://volleyballaustralia.org/
About Royal Far West
Royal Far West is a non-government organisation that has been providing health services to children living in rural and remote NSW for over 90 years. Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, it works in partnership with families and their local health and education providers to complement existing services within the community. http://www.royalfarwest.org.au/