Media Release

Beach volleyball line-up confirmed for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth beach volleyball action is set to get underway on 30 July - 7 August

The FIVB and CGF have announced the 12 men’s and 12 women’s national teams that have qualified for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games which are set to take place this summer from 30 July to 7 August.  

Birmingham 2022 will mark beach volleyball’s second appearance at the Commonwealth Games after the sport made its successful debut at the multi-sport competition four years ago in the Gold Coast, Australia. 

The action will take place in the heart of the city and will see the 12 teams per gender striving to emulate the success of Australia’s Chris McHugh and Damien Schumann and Canada’s Melissa Humana-Paredes and Sarah Pavan who took the top spot at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. 

The qualified teams represent all five continents and are as follows:

Men’s beach volleyball 

 

CGAs

Qualification Pathway

1

Canada

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

2

Australia

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

3

New Zealand

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

4

Gambia

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

5

Rwanda

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

6

England

Host CGA

7

South Africa

Continental Representation -CAVB 

8

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Continental Representation -NORCECA/CSV

9

Cyprus

Continental Representation - CEV 

10

Sri Lanka

Continental Representation - AVC 

11

Tuvalu

Continental Representation -Oceania

12

Maldives

Bipartite Invitation

 

Women’s beach volleyball

 

CGAs

Qualification Pathway

1

Canada

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

2

Australia

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

3

Vanuatu

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

4

New Zealand

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

5

England

Host

6

Cyprus

Direct Qualification - World Ranking

7

Scotland

Continental Representation - CEV

8

Trinidad and Tobago

Continental Representation -NORCECA/CSV 

9

Sri Lanka

Continental Representation - AVC

10

Solomon Islands

Continental Representation - Oceania

11

Ghana

Continental Representation - CAVB

12

Kenya

Bipartite Invitation

 

The competition is set to be fierce with Australia and Canada renewing their rivalry having battled it out in both the men’s and women’s Gold Coast 2018 finals, New Zealand and Vanuatu looking to add to their Commonwealth bronze medals and the addition of newcomers Ghana, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, South Africa and Gambia.

Commonwealth Games Federation President Dame Louise Martin said: 

“Congratulations to 24 outstanding teams who have qualified for the men’s and women’s beach volleyball competitions at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. We are set for an exciting event at Smithfield, right in the heart of Birmingham's city centre, and I know the world class athletes competing will showcase the very best of Commonwealth Sport.”

FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° said:

“I am excited to see such a broad and talented group of teams representing beach volleyball in Birmingham this summer in their pursuit of Commonwealth gold. 

“The Commonwealth Games is a key multi-sport event in the global sporting calendar, and I have no doubt the beach volleyball competition will showcase the very best of our sport. The array of national teams representing our sport at the event is a testament to the global appeal of beach volleyball and the impact of our efforts to develop the sport worldwide. We will also see even more countries represented in beach volleyball at Birmingham 2022 than at the sport’s debut at Gold Coast 2018.”

Tickets for Birmingham 2022 went back on sale last week. More than one million have already been sold but tickets are still available for the beach volleyball competitions. Tickets start at £8 for under 16s and £15 for adults and are available from birmingham2022.com.

About the CGF
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games, and for delivering on the vision of the Commonwealth Sports Movement: through sport, we build peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities across the Commonwealth. 

For more information please contact:
CGF Media and Communications Manager
Tom Degun
t.degun@thecgf.com

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