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A-Ward

We are delighted to announce that through Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council, Stockport Volleyball Club has become a recipient of its ‘Ward Flexibility Award’.  The decision was taken and approved by both: Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme South and Central Stockport Area Committees.  The Club would like to put on record its gratitude to Cllr. Helen Foster-Grime for signposting us to this funding regime.  As a result of this recognition, the S’PORT will be able to purchase new equipment and deliver coaching for young people in the Borough for a twelve months’ period.

Cheerio Jim

Simply posting a repeat of my social media Tweet last week after hearing the surprising news of our Manager’s departure. I said: “Don’t know all facts @StockportCounty but as we are a results based business this could prove to be a huge error. Currently, sitting nicely in table and @james16gannon‘s teams always get stronger in second half of season. Guessing there’s more to this story to come out.”

Thinking face

All I can relate to is the words of Pep Guardiola this Morning on Talk Sport: “There’s no such thing as a ‘Project’ in football. It’s about Winning, Losing or Drawing Games”. I rest my case. It is a big risk to change a winning formula, especially at this stage of the campaign – all in the name of ‘culture’. But to replace a performing fans’ favourite, in Jim Gannon, with any incumbent having limited experience in management in this challenging Non-League hierarchy, an even bigger risk. As a County fan, let’s just hope it works!

On the Buses!

Stockport Volleyball Club (‘the S’PORT’) has received much acclaim and publicity since our branded buses courtesy of Belle Vue Coaches had a face lift and now appear emblazoned by the adverts showing our sport in the North West.  The routes that you might spot the vehicle on are Stockport and/or Manchester-centric.  Moss Side Volleyball Club stated: “wow. volleyball marketing on a bus in the UK“.  IBB Polonia liked the initiative.  Volleyball England Foundation stated: “Great to see innovative ways to promote Volleyball. Stockport Volleyball Club in partnership with Kappa are now on the side of a bus being driven around the city.”

Blue Skies over Stockport

With the coronavirus ravaging our health, well-being and livelihoods, it is fantastic to share with you a great news story.  Stockport Volleyball Club, affectionately known as “the S’PORT”, is delighted to have been awarded a generous grant to enable an additional outdoor court and indoor volleyball court to be established in the Borough.  This has only been made possible through the Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund (MACTF).

The MACTF is a registered charity and was established to promote, enhance, improve and protect both the natural and built environment in our local community.  On the current pandemic, it says: “During this extraordinary and difficult time, we know community groups large and small will be challenged with the current COVID-19 and moved in ways that seemed unimaginable just weeks ago. The Trustees at Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund would like to assure groups that our first priority is to continue to support people and communities through our funding in the best way we can.”

Chairman, at the S’PORT who received the notification said: “We are absolutely delighted by the news – this will bring so much joy to the existing and future participants to our sport locally.  We will endeavour to start collating all evidence as required to be fully compliant with the terms of the award. Thank you Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund”.