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London Volleyball : London looking for know-how
Posted by Douglas Barr-Hamilton on 2012/6/18 9:20:00 (263 reads)

Local input sought for national plan
Legacy is looming
Just as we don’t know for sure what our inheritance will be until the will is read so we don’t know all we will be left when the Olympic Games are over in only three months time now. Sure, the physical things will be there: new facilities, equipment and the like, but public enthusiasm and an eagerness to participate; how great will they be?

Volleyball England’s planning reached down to regional level some months ago but initial meetings were not well attended. Greater input is important for the next stage and Gary Beckford has recently announced the first of a series of meetings on nine areas of endeavour. Anybody with an interest or expertise in one or more of them and a passion to take things forward for the bettering of volleyball will be considered for the relevant working group. They do not need to be a volleyball player.

So if you fit the bill or have a friend who does, please let know Gary as quickly as you can on g.beckford@volleyballengland.org. The address of the venue for the meetings is given below with a list of the working group titles and the date of each group’s first meeting. There must be at least one subject in which everyone is interested or has some knowledge and he would like as broad a set of opinions in each group as possible. The benefits to British sport were a mainstay of the city’s bid for the Olympic Games when its presentation was made in Singapore. The sport needs our help to honour the promise.

University of East London, Stratford Campus, Water Lane, E15 4LZ
Volleyball and Health.18 June.
Adult recreational. 20 June
Marketing and branding. 21 June.
Workforce development. 25 June.
Business links. 28 June.
London competition. 29 June.
Beach volleyball. 3 July.
FE and HE volleyball. 4 July.
Junior development. 11 July.

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