TO MACEDO DE CAVALEIROS
in 2014, with remarkable sucess, the first U21 WEVZA
Beach Volleyball Tournament, the pleasent Praia da
Ribeira, at Albufeira do Azibo, in Macedo de Cavaleiros,
welcomes this weekend the U19 and U21 events, that will
simultaneous take place in the stadium and in the
surrounding courts set up at one of the Portuguese seven
wonders, which is also a reference at the national beach
volleyball, with the national championships to be held
as in this venue (14-16 August).
captive spot in the national calendar, Macedo de
Cavaleiros, is now going for the international events.
First with the WEVZA U19 and U21 tournaments and
afterwards, from the 26th to the 30th August, with the
CEV U22 European Championships.
Meanwhile the athletes themselves seem to be already
captivated by the natural beauty of Albufeira do Azibo.
Winners of the 2014 edition of the U21 WEVZA tournament,
the Spanish team Aida Etxebarria / Neral Izaguirre don’t
have any doubts: “We are very pleased to come back to
Macedo de Cavaleiros The people are very nice and bring
us good memories, not only for the victory that we
achieved last year, but also since we like to play in
such a beautiful venue.”
regarding the defense of the title?
“We are expecting to face more
difficulties, since this tournament as more teams and
participating countries also, but we are confident in
our team and in obtaining a good result”.
Vice-champions in 2014, Vanessa Paquete will try once
again to win the title, this time teaming up with
Gabriela Coelho, athlete with already some international
experience in the U18 and U19 events.