China players took part in exchange event with locals

The FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Macao 2017, organized by the Sports Bureau of the Macao SAR Government and the Volleyball Association of Macao, China and presented by Galaxy Entertainment Group (GEG), will be held at the Macao Forum from 14 to 16 July.  Following the arrival of USA and China yesterday, Italy has also touched down in the city while Turkey is expected to arrive later today to complete the lineup for the Macao leg.

China carried out their first training session today as they prepare for the upcoming matches this weekend.  Players including Zhu Ting, Qian Jingwen, Zheng Yixin, Wang Mengjie and Wang Yunlu then took part in a friendly match with local teenage volleyball players, mentally disabled people and volunteers from GEG, sharing their experiences and offering technical advice. 

A promotional event at the famous Leal Senado Square will also be held for the participating teams tomorrow where players will have the opportunity to meet Macao citizens and volleyball fans.

The fixtures of the FIVB Volleyball World Grand Prix Macao 2017 are as follows (date and local time):

  • 14 July: 1600 Turkey v USA, 2000 China v Italy;
  • 15 July: 1430 Italy v USA, 1700 China v Turkey;
  • 16 July: 1300 Italy v Turkey, 1530 China v USA.

Match tickets are in hot demand with those for 15 and 16 of July sold out and a limited number remaining for 14 July. The remaining tickets (MOP150.00 single-day, free-seating) can be bought from OK convenient stores in Macao or online at www.macaowgp.com.

In addition, GEG will hold lucky draws for spectators at the venue, with prizes including motorcycles, hotel accommodation and food and beverage vouchers.  For more information, please call 28236363 or visit www.macaowgp.com.

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