Volleyball Review – End of Year Over the summer the EMVA held the Annual General Meeting and awards evening. As always, the volunteers that make up the committee come together with members of the various … Read More » Read more
The first Sitting Grand Prix of the season took place at the Ashcombe Volleyball Centre in Dorking on Sunday 20th September, which featured many familiar faces from last season as well as some eager new … Read More » Read more
The Sitting Volleyball Cup is open to all entries and open to all Volleyball England Clubs, this is your chance to test yourself against the best sitting volleyball players in the country. The Competition will … Read More » Read more
The second Grand Prix of the season welcomed two new teams to the competition, Manchester Marvels and DRM with the latter captained by London 2012 Paralympian Claire Harvey. DRM got off to a quick start … Read More » Read more
After a tough season in the Volleyball England Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix, the 2 teams from the East Midlands, Loughborough Lions and Lincoln Imps, have both qualified for the end of season playoffs.
The competition, which features many of the players who represented Paralympics GB at London 2012, is contested across 5 events, with 10 teams playing 4 matches at each event and accumulating points across the season.
Both sides went into the final event in February with a chance to finish inside the top 4 and after both teams beat a strong Battleback side, qualified for the final and faced each other to determine their final placing. Lions came out on top, finishing 3rd on the day and 3rd overall which means they will face runners up Ashcombe Surrey Gators in the semi-final whilst Lincoln will face East London Lynx who topped the table after the regular season.
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Congratulations to the Lincolnshire Sitting Volleyball Association
, also known as Lincoln Imps, who have become the first English stand alone Sitting Volleyball Club to gain Volley 1 accreditation. The club, founded four years ago, has developed rapidly driving sitting volleyball at school level but also offering high level competition to its senior members, who include players who have represented Great Britain. The club is truly inclusive, promoting sitting volleyball as a great sport for able-bodied and players with a disability to enjoy together. … Read More » Read more
The third Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix was held at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering on 11th December 2011. Lincoln Imps previously gained promotion into Tier 1 for the first time while the Volleyball England Youth Forum were participating in their first official competition. Eagles and Gators were the only team going into the Grand Prix unbeaten. Rob Richardson (Great Britain and Eagles and Gators Captain) enthused “We are unbeaten so far this season, and we hope to continue that today”.
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