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the S’PORT vlog 7 – Dame Sarah Storey #cycling #swimming and Sue Storey #volleyball

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.

Volley Round The World

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

🙏💙😷

[Audio in public domain – licensed to YouTube: credit

https://youtu.be/cymGYzqwy5g Use non-commercial.]

Devon in UK

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.

Pork Pie Hat

The only ‘pork pies’ out there today were the Stockport squad. This analogy as our Men’s NVL were defeated by the team from the home of those pies, Melton Lions VC.

MOM for Stockport on scoresheet was Adam Mitchell, Libero (Chairman’s choice also). What went wrong? Easier and shorter to describe what went right. Old adage is “failing to plan is planning to fail”.

The opposition had 2.5 hours drive pre-match and arrived straight in to warm-up. Stockport were complacent and expected to win. Melton only brought 6 players and no fans. But the competitors came 4th last year in this new league in which we play and so were never going to be a push over.

A classic case of a team showing more will to win deserving of victory. Lesson for the day E.A.T.P.I.E

E= energy levels need to improve through fitness
A= attitude to winning is a prerequisite
T= teamwork. Train as team, play as team, be a team
P= perform with discipline expected of position and team tactics
I = improve. We must improve
E= enjoy. Team respect and camaraderie can win the day.

Final score:

NVL Match 02:

Stockport lose to Melton Lions 1-3:

27-29
19-25
26-24
13-25.