Article from @theathletic_uk
How the times have changed since @acrobatonline was a sponsor at this Club. Why might a County fan put finances in to the Rovers? A common dislike of Burnley? No, it was the foreign legion of Turks at the time: Tugay, Sukur, Unsal et al.
“And it’s no nay never, No nay never no more…….”
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.”
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”.
Right – time to put some positivity into an extremely challenging situation. Nobody could predict this pandemic, yet sports are disrupted to an extent that viability and sustainability are threatened. It’s not just a Club thing and infact we guarantee on this #go2volleyball fundraising appeal 💯 goes to the beneficiaries to pay for flights and accommodation. Please help to spread the word and help our players have some normality back. #Mesqueunclub💙🧡
More information and donations at: http://www.crowdscrum.co.uk/projects/go-2-volleyball/