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”.
2 sides to every Storey!
These girls definitely can, stealing a phrase from the Sport England campaign. Honoured today, to share the stage with such inspirational women within the sports industry. Sarah is the most successful female British Paralympian of all time. Her achievements also include being a 29-time World champion (6 in swimming and 23 in cycling), a 21-time European champion (18 in swimming and 3 in cycling) and holding 75 world records. Wow! She is joined on the S’PORT vlog podcast with the leader of volleyball in England, and Chief Executive to the National Governing Body for that sport, Sue Storey – as well as Director and Trustee with its charitable arm, the Volleyball England Foundation.
These ‘sporting genies’ open up to interviewer, Adrian Stores, on topical matters including: challenges to the sport, reincarnation within competitions, tips for females in achieving careers and what’s next for each of them?
Of enjoyment to anyone interested in swimming, cycling or volleyball – sponsored by: www.acrobatfcsm.com.
Volleyball England threw down the gauntlet and asked Stockport Volleyball Club to take part in a social media ‘chain reaction’. Well this is what it came up with. #staysafe #volleyballfamily #coronavirus 2020
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The S’PORT continues to attract talent from the volleyball community that can assist further with the development of our Club, still relatively in its infancy. This time we welcome Devon May, all the way from Vancouver, Canada. She has become an instant hit with our members of all ages and standards through her bubbly personality, knowledge and playing ability.
Nothing but versatile, analysing our elite women’s match for Coach Seb, joint training community adults with Coach Matt and today scoring in the NVL for Coach Rafa with our ever reliable, Mahesti.
Devon is a Head Coach for Volleyball Canada Regional Excellence Programme in British Columbia. She is a phenomenal beach volleyball player – having represented Team Canada – but will join Stockport Women’s squad in the GMVA whilst staying in the UK.