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We’re on our way, on our way, to the Football League, we’re on our way…….

Colours of County after 11 long years out!

Bears

Stockport Volleyball Club affectionally known as “the S’PORT”. But there is another nickname that has stuck on our brief journey of six years since formation. One, two, three……. “Bears”. We’ve adopted this as our sub-branding.

Where did it come from? Some of our previous NVL Men desired a new identity. Apparently, Stockport was too much of a mouthful to pronounce in ‘war cries’. Really? I wonder if it had more to do with the hairy demeanour of big personalities of the exs aka Dinger and Davidz? Anyway never one to look for a tie to our wonderful Town, here goes.

Those who know the area well or are of that age to recollect will know that the zone opposite the entrance to the Precinct and Merseyway was called the Bear Pit. Bear baiting was abolished in the 1830s, but prior to that bears were kept in large caves cut into the sandstone at the foot of High Bank Side. The Bear Pit in its present form was created in 1935 as part of the Mersey Square improvements. The River Mersey is culverted beneath it.

We also have local hostelries sharing the name including the Three Bears, in Hazel Grove. Not that our athletes attend such establishments!

Bears also gave Stockport national acclaim after a resident themed their house recently during lockdown, and gardens, with giant teddies. The idea to display bears in front windows was a way to entertain children on daily walks around the neighbourhood and was inspired by the children’s book ‘We’re Going On A Bear Hunt ‘ by UK author Michael Rosen.

So whether a grizzly or a cuddly cub, we have some resonance.

Our very own bear themed warm ups are proving popular and a nice edition to festive presents for players, supporters, loved ones, family or friends.

See:

Unbelievable Jeff

Ehm, smug look on face. Did I get something right?

Storey for Stores

Honoured to have been appointed to support this incredible sporting personality.

Dame Sarah Storey is Great Britain’s most successful Paralympian of all time, having won 17 Gold medals across an astonishing 8 Games. In a career spanning 30 years and two sports, swimming and cycling, Dame Sarah came close to being selected for the Olympic team pursuit in 2012 and has amassed international success in able bodied events on the road and track, including Track World Cup gold.

Dame Sarah is now aiming to defend her 3 Paralympic titles in Paris 2024, whilst developing the next generation of Britains best through her elite women’s cycling team, Storey Racing. Riding under the Storey Racing banner now since 2017, Sarah has built one of the UK’s most recognised and respected domestic cycling teams.

Find out more:

adrian.stores@acrobatfcsm.com

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