We have all been through unprecedented and tough times recently, and through it all, the top priority for Scottish Volleyball has always been the well-being and safety of each of their members and the wider volleyball and sports community.
As per Scottish Government guidelines and timeline, Scotland are currently going through Phase 3 of the easing of the lockdown restrictions. With the Scottish Government, sportscotland, and Scottish Volleyball guidance in mind, the members of the Scottish Volleyball family are excited to be able to return to some limited outdoor volleyball activity!
Scottish Volleyball want to help the volleyball community get back on court as quickly and safely as possible. Therefore, the organisation is delighted to announce an historic Volleyball Support Fund for clubs to the total value of £10,000!
The support fund for Pop up and Play gives clubs the opportunity to get their hands on some portable outdoor volleyball equipment to the value of £300 per court.
Scottish Volleyball believe that clubs can play a crucial role in supporting local communities and individuals out of lockdown with the undeniable social benefits we all get from volleyball and the connections it presents, hence the organisation provides clubs with a platform to make this happen.
The ultimate aim of the Volleyball Support Fund is to support the Scottish Volleyball community, and the wider communities in which clubs are based, to a safe return to volleyball by helping clubs to get their players and coaches back and to bridge the gap between lockdown and full and safe resumption of indoor volleyball. Scottish Volleyball want to ensure Scottish clubs are equipped to do this.
When asked about the Volleyball Support Fund for Clubs, Margaret Ann Fleming MBE, CEO of Scottish Volleyball and CEV Vice-President said: “I am delighted that at Scottish Volleyball we have been able to pull together this support fund for our clubs. As we move through this unprecedented time, it is essential to come together and help to reignite the club sport landscape. Through this fund and the dedication of our clubs we will enjoy outdoor volleyball in anticipation of indoor starting as soon as the Scottish Government allows for it.”