May 22, 2023 – Volleyball Canada congratulates and thanks 2023 Youth Nationals participants as the final tournament wrapped up this past weekend. With the competitions taking place across Canada over the course of 3 weeks, they have officially set the mark for the largest Volleyball Nationals to date with 1,256 teams participating.
“I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to all the athletes who participated in this year’s Nationals” said Sandra de Graaff, Director of Domestic Competitions for Volleyball Canada. “Your hard work and dedication to this sport is truly inspiring. Keep up the good work and continue to strive for excellence in everything you do.”
The action kicked off in Ottawa on May 5-7 where the first of three 14U Nationals events took place. Impact Unity Volleyball won the boys’ category and Venom Vipers dominated in the girls’ category to open an exciting three weeks of Nationals action.
The following week, May 11-20 saw five different categories in Calgary over 10 days. A record 632 youth volleyball teams competed at the Olympic Oval at the University of Calgary for the gold.
The weekend of May 12-14 also kicked off the action in Winnipeg (14U), Halifax (14U) and Edmonton (15UB & 16UB). There was endless volleyball excitement surrounding not just the competition but also the activities, vendor booths and contests.
Wrapping-up the Nationals in Regina, May 19-21, Pakmen Gold team took home the gold medal in the 15UG category.
Volleyball Canada would like to thank the athletes, coaches, parents, referees, partners, staff, and event crew who helped make this year’s Nationals tournaments such as success.
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