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Volleyball England recognises that it is crucially important to develop identified Sitting Centres that are spread across the county in order to give people the oppourtunity to play and enjoy the sport of Sitting Volleyball wherever they are based within England.

Volleyball England’s Sitting Centre Network has grown rapidly since development work was initiated in August 2009 but we are still looking for more players, whatever their age, whatever their experience and whatever their ability or disability.

The East Midlands has two volleyball centres

Lincoln Imps sitting volleyball club

Loughborough Lions sitting volleyball club

Volleyball England’s Sitting Centre Network has grown rapidly since the development work was initiated in August 2009 but we are still looking for more players, whatever their age, whatever their experience and whatever their ability or disability.

Lincoln Imps Feature In First Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Of 2015-16 Season

Sitting Grand Prix off to flying start

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 recruits.

Tier 1 of the competition included the top four teams from last season’s Grand Prix series.  Defending champions, East London Lynx were looking for a strong display to demonstrate they were still the team to beat.

There were a number of close matches in Tier 1 with Newcastle Staffs playing to three sets in each of their three matches. Their first match saw a close encounter with H4H Phoenix A. The match went into a third set which went in the favour of H4H Phoenix A 15-8. Their second and third matches respectively followed suit in that they just couldn’t see the final set out. It was still a very successful day for Newcastle Staffs as they finished the day in second place in Tier 1. East London Lynx on the other hand had no problems with claiming victory as they stormed Tier 1 with three victories from three. Their first victory came after a powerful performance against Lincoln 2-0 (25-9, 25-15). East London Lynx had to work for their wins in their final two matches as both H4H Phoenix A and Newcastle Staffs took the matches to a third set. However East London Lynx showed why they are reigning Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Series champions as they were able to claim maximum points from their final matches and claim top spot in Tier 1.

Tier 1 MVP – Tyler McClarron, Lincoln Imps and C. Francis Nduka, Help4Heroes Phoenix A.

Sitting Volleyball Cup is open to all comers

Inaugral Sitting Volleyball Cup Open for EntriesThe 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 take place on Sunday 22nd March 2015 at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering.

Teams will compete in a competition to decide all places on the day, and we will crown the inaugural Sitting Volleyball Cup Champions.

Even if you have never played Sitting Volleyball before, it is a chance for your Team to give it a go.

For more information visit- Volleyball England

 

Sitting volleyball grand prix

Two new teams welcomed at Sitting GP 2

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 against Essex Pirates who were making their return to the GP after a year’s absence. A 9-1 lead was reeled back however, as Essex took the first set 25-23 and went on to comfortably win the second. Portsmouth won a tough 3 setter against Battle Back B, 15-8 in the third and were swiftly back on court where they beat DRM 2-0. Manchester Marvels gave a good account of themselves in their first match, losing 25-17, 25-19 to Tier 2 frontrunners Essex Pirates. Their second match against fellow newcomers DRM was a little closer. After losing the first set, they took the match into a decider where both teams had the opportunity for glory. In the end it was DRM who notched up their first win, 19-17.

For more info visit Volleyball England website - Sitting volleyball grand prix

Sitting volleyball grand prix update - 2013

Sitting 1After 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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Lincoln Imps have become the first English Sitting Volleyball Club to gain Volley 1 accreditation


Lincoln ImpsCongratulations 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.

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