The sport for everyone
19th September 2017
Sitting volleyball is for everyone. You certainly do not have to have a disability to be able to play.
That is just one of the myths about the sport, which was recently busted in our feature by Great Britain’s Sitting Volleyball vice-captain, Vicky Widdup. In fact, Vicky is desperate to see more ‘Bums on floors!’ and recently launched an appeal to find more sitting volleyball players.
The perfect proof of how the game is open to all is the Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix.
The competition sees a tournament played each month at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering (either on a Saturday or Sunday) between October and February. Teams can enter as many of the tournaments as they like. Players do not have to be part of a recognised sitting volleyball club, in fact, you can just get five friends to join you to make a team.
So there is no excuse to not give this high-energy and fun sport a try!
For teams that do enter every grand prix event, they will accumulate points that go towards an overall league standing. The top four teams in each division will then go on to play semi-finals and a final to crown the overall winner.
Click here for more information about the Grand Prix and how to register. Registrations for are open until Monday 2 October, 2017.
If you are interested in playing sitting volleyball but are struggling to find team members, Vicky and her volunteers have launched an email campaign to help anyone interested in any aspect of the sport, email: firstname.lastname@example.org