GOV League and North American LGBTQ+ Tournaments

The Gay Ottawa Volleyball (GOV) League and other LGBTQ+ volleyball organizations across North America host tournaments every year that cater to both competitive and recreational skill levels. Tournaments are a great way to develop your skills, meet people and get involved with LGBTQ+ communities in other cities.


Teams from across North America come out to the GOV tournament every year! This weekend-long event includes an opening night social and a banquet complete with a fabulous show and dance!

Mark your calendars!

  • This season’s tournament will take place March 30-31, 2019!
  • Registration will open in January 2019

GOV also hosts a beach volleyball tournament every summer. The date for the 2019 tournament will be announced in the spring!


Toronto’s Spartan Volleyball League (TSVL) hosts a tournament every fall and spring in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA):

  • Rise of the Spartans – November 24-25, 2018 (registration opens October 22)
  • Return of the Spartans – June 1-2, 2019 (registration opens April 29)


Volleyball Boréal hosts a tournament every Easter weekend:

  • le Tournoi Odyssée – April 20-21, 2019


knock-OUT runs an annual tournament in London, Ontario called the UNCAGED Volleyball Tournament. UNCAGED is one-of-a-kind sporting experience for straight and LGBTQ+ athletes hosted at Supreme Courts Volleyball that helps raise money for underprivileged LGBTQ+ youth in London’s community.


The North American Gay Volleyball Association (NAGVA) is a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting and developing the sport of volleyball in the LGBTQ+ community. Cities from across the continent host NAGVA sanctioned tournaments that are both competitive and fabulously fun!