Sunday, 19 July 2009
Cycle polo & beach volleyball in De Beauvoir
Anyone who spent some time at the Shoreditch Park Festival this weekend will know how much local people value their parks and open spaces in Hackney. But did you know De Beauvoir has both cycle polo and beach volleyball teams playing right on its doorsterp?
Bang in the middle of De Beauvoir, Ufton Road's sports pitch hosts cycle polo games 3 nights a week. Roxy Erickson, director of the European Hard Court Bike Polo Championships even plays here and has challenged local councillors to have a go.
Our own Shoreditch Park has a beach volleyball sand court, with teams playing each and every day. Thanks to Hackney Council, J Clubb aggregates, the English & London Volleyball Associations, this is London's first public sand court.
For more info, go to www.londonbeachvolleyball.org/index.php?view=venueevents&id=4%3Ashoreditch-park&option=com_eventlist&Itemid=142 and www.ehbpc.org/