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“Back of the net” one might shout, if either a Chelsea or Arsenal supporter, with delight on securing an Europa League Final ticket. Well, there’s little surprise that this is no mean feat.
The wisdom of UEFA sending our fans ‘off the beaten track’ to Baku shows once again the interests of loyal supporters are right at the back of the queue. Each of these English Clubs get a mere 6,000 allocation.
Well atleast due diligence must have been done on the suitability of Azerbaijan to host such a flagship event? Think again! The BBC website announces: “The most direct route to drive from London to the Baku Olympic Stadium passes through a closed border crossing and an area of eastern Ukraine in which Russian-backed rebels are confronting Ukrainian troops along a mainly static frontline. To avoid those issues, one option is to travel via Istanbul, as with this route, a journey estimated to take 59 hours of driving time”. Appealing, eh?
There is a 68,700 capacity in the Olympic Stadium in Baku. Surely the excessive UEFA/FIFA entourage could have taken less to allow the hard pressed fans of each team to follow their respective clubs. 6,000 each is pitiful – especiaslly having gone through war trodden zones in the name of loyal support.
To top.it all: “Arsenal and Chelsea fans face an arduous 2,500 mile journey to watch the two London teams battle it out for the Europa League title in Baku.” Estimated costs per person for a two-day trip are £1,400.
Whoever said the fans come first?
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The S’PORT is going up!

The S’PORT is PROMOTED 🎉🎉 to Division 1 in National Volleyball League.

Two consecutive promotions since our Men’s formation.

Didn’t need the Play Off Final in the end, as Volleyball England confirmed:

“Southampton Volleyball Club have withdrawn their team from the Super League for next season. As we now require both of the teams in the Super League vs Division 1 playoff to take a place in the Super League, this opens up an additional spot in Division 1. As a result we intend to keep/promote all three teams from the Division 1 vs Division 2 playoffs, as we had originally needed two from three to be promoted.”

Academicals

This is the next stage in our development of juniors. Stockport Volleyball Club is delighted to announce it will run and resource an Academy for 2020. Training to commence Q4 2019. This decision relects the good crop of young people who we want to assist and for them to reach their full potential and develop within the sport. We welcome any new boys u16s for next Year, initially to join: Rio, Arian, Matt, Billy, Kaya, Will and Oli.

This cohort will seek to join the National Cup u16s next Season.  All the competitions form part of the Junior Competition Pathway.

In addition the Club will fund all these participants to attend the training of North of England Volleyball under the auspices of our NVL player, David Roberts (a former Volleyball England, Juniors Coach).

Exciting times ahead investing in our youngsters.

Helping NGBs build a blueprint for financial freedom

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