Volleyball Workplace Challenge – Southsea –
On Monday 15th August Southsea Beach Courts hosted the first Hampshire Workplace Challenge Volleyball Tournament organised by Sport Hampshire and IOW (SHIOW) with support from Volleyball England. It was a perfect evening for volleyball with perfect blue skies and the sand glowing in the sunshine. The volleyball event attracted 5 local businesses from in and around the Portsmouth area including Portsmouth County Council, Flowstars, Mercury HR, SMR, Apollo Fire and SHIOW. On hand during the evening were 3 local Volleyball Clubs including the Pumas Volleyball Club, Portsmouth Ladies Volleyball Club and South Hants Sitting Volleyball Club who all helped provide some coaching as well as score the games.
Many of the teams were relatively new to volleyball and some even experiencing the sport for the first time. The format allowed each team to play some beach volleyball as well Sitting Volleyball and throughout the evening each team got the opportunity to play each other. It was a closely contested tournament but SMR ran out the eventual winners with Apollo Fire closely behind in 2nd place.
Julia Griskune (from the Apollo Fire team) commented at the end, “Thank you very much again for a wonderful experience! I totally enjoyed every single minute of it . It was very well organised – everyone had fun and also get some blood flowing. Absolutely great evening!”
At the end of the evening the 3 volleyball clubs were able to hand out flyers and give out information to all participants on their own club sessions in the hope of recruiting some new players.
Volleyball England looks forward to working with SHIOW in the near future to deliver another Volleyball Workplace Challenge event in Hampshire. Thank you again to all those that took part, SHIOW and the 3 clubs for your support in making this volleyball event such a great success.