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 Beach Events and the London Olympic Legacy Beaches.

 Beach Events are proud to have been chosen to build 5 Olympic legacy Sand Sport Courts in   and around London, utilising the sand from the Olympic Beach Volleyball Court at Horse guard Parade directly after the amazing London 2012 games.

5000 tonnes of sand were used to create the Olympic courts, which has been distributed throughout London to create sand Sports Facilities for the public in St Albans, Eltham, Redbridge, Barnes and Brentwood. This is to create a legacy of the Olympics by encouraging a new generation to experience sand sports from beach volleyball to beach soccer. (Basically any sport can be played on sand but it is genuinely much more strenuous!).

Beach Events have now designed, created and delivered 5 multi use sand spaces in partnership with Volleyball England for the Olympic 2012 legacy project.

  • St Albans have regenerated an existing grass area in Verulamium Park into a multi use sand sport court.
  • The Samuel Montague Youth Club in Eltam has converted an old 5 a side football pitch into a sand sports court.
  • The Borough of Redbridge has converted an old and dis-used Bowling Green into an urban beach.
  • The Barn Elms Sports Centre in Barnes has converted 4 former tennis courts into a multi use sand facility and the Brentwood Leisure Centre Sand Court has just been completed on an adjacent sports field.

These new builds are in addition to the Olympic legacy work started in 2011 (after the Olympic test events) when we built London’s first permanent sports beach at the Score Centre, in Leyton , converting another old and unused bowling green. Sand sports are here to stay and are a great way to get fit, get focused and socialise in the fresh air, and although we cant enjoy the climate of Tahiti, we can dream as we wiggle our toes in the sand!

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Eltham Olympic Legacy Build 2012

Sep 18, 2012   //   by Steph   //   2012 London Olympics Legacy Beach Builds, Archives, Blog  //  No Comments

Eltham is chosen to receive Olympic Legacy Sand Court in Honour of the 2012 Olympics.

Eltham is one of the chosen boroughs to receive an Olympic Legacy sand court in honour of the 2012 Olympics.
Beach Events Ltd, are utilising the sand from the beach volleyball court at Horse Guards Parade.
The sand courts are suitable for all sand sports including beach volleyball and beach soccer and are open to the public for general use.

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