Espinho and Santa Maria da Feira welcomes the World Schools Volleyball Championship between 9th and 17th April 2014.
The organisation of this Championship was handed over to the Ministry of Education and Science of Portugal, by the International School Sport Federation – ISF which, by this means, recognizes the promotion work of sports development under the context of the National School Sports Entity, as well as all its organising qualities and capabilities necessary to the carryng out of such an event of this dimension.
Recognized as of Public Interest by the Secretary of State for Youth and Sports (Ministerial Dispatch no. 14.294/2013 October 25th), the World Schools Volleyball Championship gathers approximately 900 athletes from 31 countries from all over the world. There are 28 boy's and 29 girl’s teams which, in an environment of intercultural coexistence, will turn this event into the biggest sporting event involving volleyball.