Volleyball Spalding awarded over £700 from sporting legacy fund

By NickiBlake on August 30th, 2013 - comments

City Volleyball 18-08-2010 19-28-08Young people in Spalding now have the chance to take part in volleyball for the first time after a local club was awarded over £700 in funding from Sportivate.

Volleyball Spalding was awarded £730 to help encourage more young people to play the sport and give them the opportunity to take part in volleyball coaching locally. The Sportivate funding, which has been introduced as an Olympic legacy project, aims to encourage ‘semi-sporty’ teenagers aged 11 – 25 to take part in six-weeks of sport sessions.

So far, Sportivate funding has been allocated to 97 projects in Lincolnshire in the 2012/13 block, with a total £85,000 being awarded. Active Lincolnshires Partnership helps to deliver the project through Sport England.

Tim Barzycki, Head Coach at Volleyball Spalding, said: “Volleyball is an Olympic sport and to be part of the legacy and get more people playing the game thanks to this funding is a fantastic opportunity. Everyone over the age of 10 is welcome to come and join in the fun and hopefully try a new sport for the first time.”

Lucy Blakey, Children and Young People’s Officer at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said: “Sportivate not only provides a great opportunity to encourage young people to get involved in sport; it provides a huge financial incentive for sports clubs, schools, leisure facilities and others, to deliver more sport across Lincolnshire. It is great to see so many different projects receiving funding to encourage young people to take part in sport”.

Training for the new Volleyball sessions takes place at Spalding Grammar School on Monday evenings from 6.30pm-8.30pm.

To find out more information about Volleyball Spalding visit www.community.lincolnshire.gov.uk/volleyballspalding or email volleyballspalding@sky.com.

For more information or to apply for the next round of Sportivate funding go to www.lincolnshiresports.com/sportivate