In a weekend of Sitting Volleyball at Loughborough University the Great Britain Men will play 4 matches against a Dutch representative side and the Great Britain Women will train together for the first time.
In the main sports hall at Loughborough University, the Great Britain Men have their first matches since returning from the Europeans Championships against the Dutch representative side, Sports Compass. They will be play 4 matches throughout the weekend which will provide a number of the new players to the programme their first taste of Sitting Volleyball Competition.
Head Coach, Ian Legrand, commented on these matches that: “The squad have trained hard since the successes of the Europeans but we are still well aware that there is a long way to go. We are looking at these matches to provide the next step in continual progress towards 2012, but also give our new recruits their first experience of match play.”
At the same time, in the same hall, the first Great Britain Women’s specific training day will take place. The group are coming together for a day of training that will be coordinated by Tom Middleton who will be supported by the Bronze Medal winning Head Coach from Holland in Beijing, John Bestebroer.
With the Volleyball England Sitting Volleyball Regional Centres starting to become established and some excellent talent identification work in Wales ongoing, this looks to be the first of hopefully an exciting next 3 years for the group.
Despite having 13 players attending this first session the search continues for more female players, if you personally or you know someone that may be interested please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matches are confirmed as being in the Sir David Wallace Sports Hall at:
Saturday 21st November
2:30 and 19:00
Sunday 22nd November
11:00 and 14:30
The East Midlands will be represented by Andy Skinner (Lincoln Sitting Volleyball)
1 – Rakesh Maisuria
3 – Rob Richardson
4 – Anton Raimondo
5 – Adam Walker
6 – Kelvin Daniels
8 – Robbie Barrett
9 – John Munro
10 – Glynn Theobald
11 – John Worrall
12 – Andrew Skinner
13 – Justin Phillips
14 – Charlie Walker
18 – Asghar Nasimi
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