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Öland Netball Festival

Updated: Apr 15, 2021

**POSTPONED TILL MAY 22-25, 2022**

Join us for Netball, Sea, Sun and Swedish summer!

Netball Sweden has been invited to Böda Sand, one of Sweden's largest campsites at Sweden's longest sand beach. Thus we are inviting anyone interested in learning or playing Netball to join us for a socially focussed Netball weekend. There will be opportunities for those who have never played to learn the sport and for 'on the day' enrollment to our round robin tournament. Whether you belong to a club or not, you are welcomed to join us at Böda Sand!

Opportunities are being pursued for junior netball, open or walking Netball, something for everyone.....even spectating is strongly encouraged! The first day will include a meet and greet, learn and play, more advanced training and exhibition match. The second day a round robin tournament! We ask you to register your interest to participate here. Participants should cover their own travel and accomodation costs. A cost to participate in the tournament is not expected.

There will be many social opportunities and activities in addition to the Netball. Bring your family (the site is extremely family friendly), your friends, the dog, and join us to enjoy the beach, the sunshine and all that Öland and Böda Sand has to offer (see below).

The location of our Netball Festival is Swedish second largest island Öland, renowned as one of Sweden's favourite summer destinations, evidenced with the official summer residence of the Royal family, Solliden Palace. What to expect from Öland? Some of the highest sunshine hours in the country, UNESCO World Heritage "Stora Alvaret", Byrums Raukar, ancient burial fields, one of the best places in Sweden for bird watching and ruins including Borgholm's Castle and 500AD Ismantorp fortress. You may have heard that at easter time in Sweden witches congregate at Blå Jungfru, (you've all seen Swedish kids dressed as witches??) this famed island is just off the coast of Öland! For foodies, Öland has some of Sweden's best fish and sunfed strawberries as well as the famous 'kroppkakor' pork and potato dumplings. Or maybe you just want to relax, have a swim and cycle around this largely flat island and check out some windmills or lighthouses. Öland is definately a must location for your Swedish experience. Roughly 5 hours from Gothenburg, Stockholm, Lund we recommend you take a week to truly enjoy Öland.

Böda Sand is one of Sweden's most famous campsites. It even had it's own reality show on Channel 5. Aside of having Sweden's longest sand beach (20km), Böda Sand has something for everyone. Boasting it's own ICA, hairdresser, golf course/driving range/mini golf, 2 restaurants/bars incl. "after beach", bakery, swimming pool/sauna/spa/waterslides, extensive playground for children, skate park, this is not your average campsite. Those looking to stay in a cabin would need to book ASAP as they book out quickly (available minimum 1 week). Tents, campers, motorhomes are recommended. There are of course a plethora of other campsites in the region but to get the best of the tournament experience it is recommended to stay on site!

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