It is with pleasure and pride that Andorra organizes its first SCA Volleyball competition for more than a decade. The coming week will bring 5 teams competing for the SCA U20 Men’s Championships in Andorra la Vella from April 4th to April 9th. Besides the organizers in Andorra, five visiting teams from Gibraltar, Luxembourg, Ireland and Northern Ireland will gather for this important event. The organising committee for the competition has worked hard since last year to secure all the needed resources and already last week, almost one week prior to the start of the event Complex Sportiu i Sociocultural d’Encamp was ready for play, waiting eagerly for balls flying again in Andorra.
For Andorra, this is also a major important preparation for the GSSE Games in 2025 where Volleyball will be back on the map and for the country‘s future men‘s national team. The president of the Andorra Volleyball Federation Xavier Folguera stated on the occasion for this event that: ,The trust placed in our federation motivates us to make an effort so that the competition develops to the liking of all the participants and that they take away pleasant memories from their competition days in Andorra.’
The SCA board has been motivated by the passion and work of the organizing committee led by president Xavier Folguera, Agustí Boldú, General Secretary and Competition Director, together with Mika Ripoll, Competition Manager among other staff and volunteers to get this important competition up and running in Andorra once again.
The SCA U20 men‘s Championships final round will include 6 teams with the competition split into 2 pools with 3 teams each, with semifinals and finals.
The match schedule is as follows:
April 5th 2023 17.30 Luxembourg vs Liechtenstein
April 5th 2023 20.00 Andorra vs Gibraltar
April 6th 2023 12.00 Northern Ireland vs Liechtenstein
April 6th 2023 14.30 Gibraltar vs Ireland
April 6th 2023 17.30 Luxembourg vs Northern Ireland
April 6th 2023 20.00 Andorra vs Ireland
The semi finals will take place on April 7th and the final on April 8th.