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Beach volleyball is back

The beach is back. Sixty doubles teams turned out for week two of  Parksville’s Tuesday Night Youth League, the largest and longest running youth league in B.C. - James Clarke photo
The beach is back. Sixty doubles teams turned out for week two of Parksville’s Tuesday Night Youth League, the largest and longest running youth league in B.C.
— image credit: James Clarke photo

The sun made an appearance down at Parksville Community Park on Wednesday evening — great news for the 120 players that turned out for week two of Oceanside Outdoor Sports Youth League the spring session. Some have been playing in the league for years, and for many others this is their first time around.

“It’s going great ... we have a total of 60 teams out this year,” longtime beach booster, coach, and the driving force behind Oceanside Outdoor Sport, Shane Hyde, said after signup. 

“This is awesome,” one player said as he looked skyward. “It’s so bright you gotta wear sunglasses.”

The first session of the youth spring league, open to players aged 11-17, wraps up in six weeks.

 There are 74 teams registered for the Wednesday night Co-Ed Triples Adult League. There are still a few openings in both leagues for anyone still interested in joining.

For more info., go to oceansideoutdoorsport.com.

  

GAME ON

A reminder to local players that the annual High School Beach Volleyball Championships return to Parksville May 28. 

To sign up go to www.volleyballbc.com. 

The Oceanside area has been sorely under-represented at this event for years, and local beach organizer Shane Hyde is putting the call out for more local teams.

“If you play in the youth league sign up and represent (the area) ... this is your tournament.”

 

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