Ashcombe Support Waverly Para Games
Volunteers from Ashcombe Volleyball Club ran taster sessions in Sitting Volleyball as part of the Waverly Para Games last Thursday, 3rdApril. Active Surrey, working with the Rt. Hon. Jeremy Hunt MP, Rodborough School, Youth Sport Trust, Sport England and Sport Godalming delivered
this exciting multi-sport festival for SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) children from years 7-10 (age 11-14/15) at Charterhouse School in Godalming on Thursday 3 April from 10:00am to 2:30pm, Local children from Therfield School also attended the day.
Coaches Freda and Colin Bussey and junior coaches Robin and Dominic Wisdom introduced groups of children to Sitting Volleyball using specialist light weight balls. The sport proved a great success with 80 of the children choosing to play more volleyball in the afternoon session.
As well as sitting Volleyball sports the event offered were: Sitting Volleyball, Sports Hall Athletics, Boccia, New Age Kurling, and Polybat. The event was aimed at mainstream and special school children SEND (Special Educational Needs and Disabilities) from across Surrey and over 100 attended with the following disabilities:Wheelchair User (manual & electrical), Lower Limp/Upper Limb, Dwarfism, Cerebral Palsy,Blind, Partially Sighted, Hearing Impaired and MLD/SLD.
The event was a great opportunity to signpost SEND children to other exciting sporting opportunities going on in the county. Ashcombe Volleyball club have a strong involvement in Sitting Volleyball having won the National Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Series 2013 and providing support to the Great British Women’s Sitting Volleyball Club who use the Ashcombe Volleyball Centre as their training base.
Ashcombe Coach Freda Bussey said ‘ It was a fantastic day and It was great to see the enthusiasm all the children had for Sitting Volleyball and it was very pleasing to see so many selecting Sitting Volleyball as their favourite activity.’