As part of Team Scotland’s countdown to the Bahamas 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games in July, we will be featuring each of the seven sports in which Scottish athletes will be competing.
Next up in our Sport Focus is Beach Volleyball, which makes its Commonwealth Youth Games debut at Bahamas 2017. The sport will then make its full Commonwealth Games debut at the Gold Coast 2018 Games in Australia.
Look out for all things Beach Volleyball on the Team Scotland website and social media channels over the coming week as we highlight the sport through news articles, interviews and a wealth of Beach Volleyball facts and figures.
Find out more about Beach Volleyball in the Commonwealth Games, including the competition format, rules and equipment on our dedicated Beach Volleyball page.
Team Scotland 2017
Jennifer Lee and Emma Waldie will become the first Beach Volleyball players ever to represent Team Scotland at a Commonwealth Games event when they line up at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games. The pair were part of the Scotland Indoor Volleyball team which took bronze at the SCD European U19 Championships in 2016 and are the current Scottish U18 Beach Volleyball Champions.
Team Scotland will compete in Athletics, Beach Volleyball, Boxing, Cycling, Judo, Swimming and Tennis at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games which take place in Nassau from 18-23 July.
You can show your support by uploading photos and messages on our supporters page and give Team Scotland’s athletes a boost as they prepare for one of the biggest competitions of their career to date!
The Commonwealth Youth Games
The Commonwealth Youth Games concept was created by Scotland as a development opportunity to give athletes under 18 years of age an international multi-sport Games experience. It aims to bridge the gap between young athletes competing in their own sports specific events and the often challenging first experience of a senior Commonwealth Games.
The first Youth Games were held in Edinburgh in 2000 as part of Scotland’s Millennium celebrations. Athletes from 14 countries competed in Edinburgh and the event quickly proved to be a great success. The Youth Games now attracts entries from all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth and has been the introduction to multi-sport Games for a host of international stars.
Find out more about the Commonwealth Youth Games and Team Scotland’s past success in our Youth Games section.