The Prince Albert Volleyball Club have the means, all they need now is a place to build.
For the past two years, the club has been running an outdoor volleyball program using a portable net system on grass at Holy Cross and St. Francis Schools. Now, the club is looking to build a beach volleyball facility, complete with sand courts.
Club coordinator Michael Mitchell said the organization is where it needs to be financially and are currently looking for a place to build the facility.
The club has submitted a proposal to the Prince Albert Catholic School Division board to utilize a 40 m x 15 m area of their land to build three regulation beach volleyball courts.
“Our first step was seeing if they had an interest in letting us use their land,” Mitchell said of the proposal. “We just need permission to be able to excavate the property, to put sand in and build the courts.”
In order to develop the courts, the club would need to dig a hole in the land, remove the soil, install weeping tile and add sand while pitching a fence around the area.
With an estimated price tag of around $50,000 for the facility, the club has already come up with most of the necessary funds through various fundraisers, sponsorships and saving over the past four years.
Although doing what they can on grass, Mitchell said playing on sand is ideal in terms of safety and athletic development.
“It works ok…
Athletes from 13 regional teams across the province will converge on Prince Albert for the 2014 Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games, which kick off on Sunday.
Following the Game’s opening ceremonies at 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Art Hauser Centre, six sporting events will get going on Monday to kick off the first half of the event running April 21-25.
2014 Saskatchewan First Nations Winter Games schedule for Monday, April 21
Atom Hockey at the Dave G. Steuart Arena
8 a.m. -- Battlefords Tribal Council VS Southeast Tribal Council
9:15 a.m. -- Agency Chiefs Tribal Council VS Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation
10:30 a.m. -- Yorkton Tribal Council VS Prince Albert Grand Council
11:45 a.m. -- File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal VS Battlefords Agency Tribal Council
1 p.m. -- Onion Lake First Nation VS Touchwood Agency Tribal Council
Peewee hockey at the Art Hauser Centre
8 a.m. -- Southeast VS Battlefords Tribal
9:15 a.m. -- Agency Chiefs VS Beardy’s
10:30 a.m. -- Yorkton VS Prince Albert
11:45 a.m. -- Fire Hills VS Battlefords Agency
1 p.m. -- Onion Lake VS Touchwood
Bantam broomball at Shellbrook Arena
9 a.m. -- Southeast VS Touchwood
10 a.m. -- Prince Albert VS Battlefords Tribal
11 a.m. -- Woodland VS Yorkton
12 p.m. -- Saskatoon Tribal Council VS File Hills
Midget broomball at Buckland Arena
9 a.m. -- Touchwood VS File Hills
10 a.m. -- Saskatoon VS Yorkton
11 a.m. -- Onion Lake VS Prince Albert
12 p.m. -- (Winner Touchwood VS File…