European Footvolley Championship 2018

The 3rd edition of the European Footvolley Championship (EFC) will be held in Graz, Austria June 6th to 9th.

 The venue will be set up in the city center, Hauptplatz Graz.

The venue will be set up in the city center, Hauptplatz Graz.

Graz has hosted big footvolley tournaments for many years and we are excited to see how Graz will handle the challenge. Footvolley Austria is growing fast and they have a solid footvolley culture. 

This is the third European Footvolley Championship and it has previously been arranged in Schwรคbisch Gmund, Germany (2016) and Albufeira, Portugal (2017). In 2016 France took the title just ahead of Portugal, and in 2017 it was the other way around; Portugal won in an exciting final against France. 

EFVL President Ulli Hulsmans is very pleased and has a long history playing footvolley in Graz. 

Graz feels like a 2nd home to me since my first footvolley partner Jan-Pieter Martens (ex-Sturm Graz) introduced me to this lovely city.
— Ulli Hulsmans, President EFVL
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Program

  • Sunday & Monday: Building of the arena, bringing 150 tons of sand on the main square
  • Tuesday: Training sessions, workshops
  • Wednesday: National qualification, Arrival of the delegates, First meeting, Welcome Dinner
  • Thursday: European qualification, Women group stage, Welcome Dinner, Welcome Party
  • Friday: Main Event Group stage, Women semi finals, players dinner, players party
  • Saturday: Main event finals, women final (LIVE TV broadcast), Players dinner, closing party

There will be an open training camp for all national and international players, training sessions with Prof. Coquinha and free playing each day from 9-17 from June 1st - 8th.


About the venue

The venue will be set up right in the city centre, in front of the city hall on the beautiful main square. 

There will be free entry for all spectators and with capacity for about 600 people. VIP-passes are available from thursday-saturday for the price of โ‚ฌ 99. Contact Benedict Hoffmann-Wellenhoff for more information.

The venue will have DJ, VIP club, beach bar and a giant LED board. 

The main venue will have 1 court and in addition there will be 1 side court in walking distance for girls tournament and warm-up. 

Prize money for mens tournament: โ‚ฌ 2.500 (1.200/600/400/300)
Prize money for womens tournament: โ‚ฌ 300 (200/100/prize/prize)

Media

Thursday & Friday: Worldwide LIVE stream (4 cameras)
Saturday: LIVE TV transmission (8 cameras)


About Footvolley Austria

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Footvolley Austria was founded in 2010 in Graz where most players are based. There are also players located in Vienna. 

Footvolley Austria is famous for their well organized international tournaments held in Graz every year since 2012. The European Championship will be their biggest tournament so far. 

The growth of footvolley in Austria, and Graz especially, has grown a lot the last couple of years, with free youth clinics each summer and cooperation with football clubs and training sessions with the youth of Sturm Graz.

Follow Footvolley Austria on Facebook or even their active Instagram-account

We are proud to be the host of the major tournament in Europe this year. Although we have organized an international event each year since 2012, this time it will be something special, not only because it will be the 2018 main event in Europe, but also because we wil be able to have the event right in the center in Graz in front of the city hall.
— Benedikt Hoffmann-Wellenhoff, President Footvolley Austria

About Graz

Graz is the capital of Styria and the second-largest city in Austria after Vienna.

How to get to Graz

Bus: Flixbus.at
Train: Oebb.at
Inside of Graz: gvb.at

For more information about Graz, please visit Graz Tourismus