Volleyball Sainsbury games – teams announced

Following double success at the 2015 Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester, where both England Junior Men and England Junior Women won gold, the squad selections are in for this year’s competition.

Final preparations were made at the National Volleyball Centre last weekend, where head coaches Ross Enfield, Howard Ainsworth, Luis Bello and Dave Roberts cast keen eyes over their teams at the national training camp.

This year features one of the East Mids own juniors – Jack Arnold who has represented his club (Nottingham Rockets), the EMVA as captain at the Inter-regionals and has already represented his country internationally.

Set to be held in Loughborough on 1-4 September at the Sir David Wallace Sports Hall, the competition is sure to be entertaining, with tickets currently on sale and selling fast. Spectators can currently use the discount code, ‘2016SGEARLYBIRD’ for £2.50 off all listed ticket prices here.

England Junior Men

Jack Arnold               Ed Van Windergen (C)

Austin Pearce            Ashley Toomey

Reggie Lathbridge      Jacob Jones

Zak Chambers           Dan Sach

George Longmore      Theo Lucas

Joe Polombo              Jack Williams

England Junior Women

Lucy Blick                  Amy Lane (C)

Nicole Short              Rebecca Fallow

Lauren Short             Katie Keefe

Hannah Monks          Megan Lakeman

Siobhan Watson        Martha Bullen

Izzy Popiolek            Chloe Ward-Cochrane

England Cadet Boys

Ali Ahmed                Noah Goalen

Yoan Kuzmanov        Ruben Forde

Freddie Bialokoz       Iraj Safaee

Adam Ketley             Sam Marsh

Ben Lucas                Daniel Thompson

Joaquin Bello            Javier Bello (C)

England Cadet Girls

Isobel Russell           Tejah Mossman-Jolley

Zsofia Omoshebi       Ellie Austin

Anna Keefe (C)         Lauren Huggins

Holly Bentley            Georgia McGovern

Mattea Goalen         Katy Murmanis

Saskia Schoeffel      Charlotte Wittram