Exciting beach sports coming to Skegness

What’s on?
Extreme sports and football inspired beach athletics will hit the shores of Skegness for the first time ever this summer as part of East Lindsey Live.

Here’s an example of Footvolley…

Organised by East Lindsey District Council, the International Footvolley Championship, taking place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th August, will see the top 12 teams from across the world compete to be crowned Skegness Footvolley Champions 2012.

Footvolley combines beach volleyball and the rules of football and involves players hitting the ball to each other over a volleyball net without using their hands. Originating in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil in 1965, the sport has gained populararity across the world, with Brazilian football legend Romario hoping to make it an Olympic event by the 2020 Games.

Skegness will also host the East Coast UK Slackline Championship on Saturday 18th August. The latest craze in extreme sports, Slackline combines gymnastic and circus skills and involves performing tricks and stunts whilst balancing on a bouncy, stretchy tightrope.