McCurdy bids for Cobram beach volleyball in 2030

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Nationals Member for Ovens Valley and Shadow Minister for Sport Tim McCurdy has suggested beach volleyball at Cobram  be included in the 2030 Commonwealth Games regional cities bid.

Mr McCurdy said Cobram was the ideal venue to host beach volleyball in 2030.

“Thompsons Beach at Cobram would be a fantastic regional location for the Commonwealth Games beach volleyball event,” Mr McCurdy said.

“How iconic would it be for this event to be held on the banks of the Murray River in 2030?”

Mr McCurdy said currently Yarrawonga was the only Ovens Valley town among a group of 11 Victorian regional cities and towns preparing a bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2030.

As part of the proposal Yarrawonga would stage the sailing on Lake Mulwala

“There is great potential for Cobram to be included in this bid as well through beach volleyball,” Mr McCurdy said.

“If more beach area is needed for the event there is plenty of additional space between Cobram and Yarrawonga.”

Beach volleyball will be included in the Commonwealth Games for the first time at the Gold Coast next year.

Mr McCurdy said the Commonwealth Games regional cities bid had his full support.

“The potential benefits for regional Victoria, local economies and regional sport through this bid are immense,” he said.

“This would be a fantastic boost for our regional cities and towns and showcase what we have to offer.”



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