Lifes a beach at Crystal Palace as they announce launch date!

7th September 2011



Crystal Palace National Sports Centre is delighted to announce the opening of its brand new outdoor beach sports activity area.


The Open Weekend will take place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th September and will give Londoners of all ages the opportunity to experience one of the Olympics most talked about and modern sport, Beach Volleyball!.


There will be a host of Coaches and players on site to provide training and advice including Luke and Jake Sheaf, British Champions in 2009.

 Have a go and coached Beach Volleyball sessions will run from 10am - 3pm with Beach Soccer taking place from 4pm - 6pm.


Following on from the launch the area will be available for birthday parties and corporate barbeques and will host a number of drop in sessions and sand-based sports courses.

  Crystal Palace Beach Sports has been funded through a partnership between GLL and Volleyball England. The sand has been donated by the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) which has transformed a disused area of the facility right at the front of the building.


Since 1964 the Crystal Palace sports centre has been the host to major sporting events and we are now please to announce that we are continuing this sports legacy by hosting a range of beach sports such as Beach Volleyball, Beach Soccer, Beach Rugby and Extreme Frisbee.  People are invited to come and use the facility for a one off for a match, mini tournament or just to have fun with their friends and family.  If there are any local clubs who would also like to use the sports centre as their home base we would always be happy to have you.


The newly transformed sand area will be able to host two international volleyball courts or three national level courts as well as a number of other sporting activities, which will expand upon our already established indoor sports and volleyball facilities.

There has never been a better time to come and experience one of these exciting new sports.  So if you would like to find out more about our outdoor or indoor sports then please come down to the centre or visit us at



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Lifes a beach at Crystal Palace as they announce launch date!