Esmoriz Ginasio Clube
Published on December 13, 2015
Esmoriz is a town on the coast just south of Porto in northern Portugal and is famous for one sport: volleyball! Every year the Esmoriz Volleyball Club organizes a four day international volleyball tournament for under-12 through to under-21 boys and girls. The 8th year of TIVE (the International Volleyball Tournament of Esmoriz) will take place during the 2016 Easter break and it is a fantastic opportunity to come and visit this beautiful part of northern Portugal in a fun, safe and relaxed atmosphere. We rely on an army of volunteers to run the tournament, to make it a real community event. If required, we can organize everything for teams including accommodation (mainly in school classrooms converted into dormitories, with one room for each team), food, transport and leisure activities. Esmoriz is a small friendly place with one of the best beaches in northern Portugal and is less than half an hour from Portugal’s second city, Porto and 45 minutes from the city of Aveiro. Esmoriz is on the country’s main train line and the volleyball stadium is less than 2kms from the station. The main motorway that links Porto with Lisbon is also less than 10 minutes away. There are quite a few low-cost routes flying into Portugal (either Porto or Lisbon airport) and we can organize your airport transfers for clubs if required. Our aim is to provide some serious games of volleyball, with at least 7 matches per team, but above all a fun and friendly atmosphere where players have the chance to spend time with other athletes from different countries and get a chance to enjoy what northern Portugal has to offer (and if all you know of Portugal is the Algarve, then you are in for a wonderful surprise when you get to see how unspoilt and attractive the north is!). The tournament will run on the days 22nd to 26th of March inclusive with the following age groups: male (U12, U15, U17, U21) and female (U12, U14, U16, U21). The U12 tournament will be run only on the days 24th, 25th and 26th of March. Because we have a wide range of age groups, it should mean that any junior team should be able to compete in the tournament. For just €100 per player a team can participate in the tournament with all meals included and 4 nights accommodation in dormitories. We do have other options available without meals, without accommodation or with alternative accommodation if required, but generally for international teams the all-inclusive package is the preferred option. For teams who sign up and pay their 50% deposit before 31st of January, there is a 10% discount. And for clubs with 4 or more teams playing, coaches and managers can come for free (accommodation and food). Most of the games are broadcast live via our website, so your friends and family back home can watch. And when you are not playing, we have a fan zone where there are games, music and snacks available and of course you can hang out at the beach, which is a few minutes’ walk from the volleyball stadium.