Providence and Town of Niverville to Host 2025 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championship

Friday, February 23, 2024


(OTTERBURNE) – A major collegiate sporting championship is coming to Southeastern Manitoba. Providence Athletics and the Canadian Collegiate Athletics Association announced Thursday, that the Providence University College and town of Niverville will play host to the 2025 CCAA Men’s Volleyball National Championships, March 3-9, 2025.

“It really is a big announcement for Providence, Niverville and this region of the province,” said Providence’s Director of Athletics, Russell Willms. “With such a wealth of volleyball talent, both in terms of athletes and coaches, in this area of Canada, it is only fitting that we showcase the passion for volleyball that lives in these communities by hosting an event such as this.”

The event will be hosted at the recently constructed Niverville Community Resource and Recreation Centre that began operations in 2021. Southeastern Manitoba will welcome the country’s best teams from across the CCAA’s five regional conferences – the Pacific Western, ACAC (Alberta/Saskatchewan), Ontario, RSEQ (Quebec) and Atlantic Canada will join the hosts from Manitoba’s MCAC.

The Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference only recently gained access to national championships by joining the CCAA. A conference priority since the turn of the century, the MCAC spent many years aligning their policies with the national body and building more nationally competitive programs. In 2019, the CCAA accepted the application of the small Manitoba conference and in 2021, the MCAC gained full access to CCAA National Championships in the sports of soccer and volleyball.

“This will be the first opportunity that the MCAC has been given to host a national championship event since the conference gained membership in the CCAA, so it is truly an honour to play host to this championship event in 2025, as the CCAA welcomes Manitoba and Manitoba welcomes the CCAA,” added Willms.

The 2024 MCAC Volleyball Champions will be decided this weekend as Providence gears up for 2025, by hosting this season’s provincial tournament in Niverville. Play gets underway on Saturday afternoon with Providence, who enters the weekend as the number-one seed, plays host to the fourth-ranked USB Rouges, last seasons champions, in one women’s volleyball semi at noon. The Providence men, ranked second, will host the third-seeded ACC Cougars from Brandon in one men’s semifinal at 6 pm.

The winners of this weekend’s MCAC championships will represent the province in March at the 2024 CCAA National Volleyball Championships, for women, in Red Deer Alberta and for men in Victoria, BC.


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