Double Celebration for Stockport Volleyball Club and Cheadle-based Founder

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It’s been quite a week for Stockport’s fledgling volleyball team. In its first ever season in the elite, National Volleyball League, Stockport Volleyball Club (pictured below) has been promoted after final fixtures against Nottingham and Darlington.
Competing against high-profile clubs this year including Manchester, Newcastle and York, Stockport’s own Team, nicknamed the S’PORT, clinched promotion alongside Doncaster and both will play in Division 2 next season.
Stockport also made it to the semi-finals of the National Shield Competition, where the Final was  held this weekend at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering, and won by London Aces Volleyball Club.
Chairman, Adrian Stores (above, right), who set up the Club with Son, Kaya two years ago, was also celebrating on a personal level when he was named ‘Volunteer of the Year’ by Volleyball England, the National Governing Body for the Sport.
A spokesman for Volleyball England said:
“We would like to thank you for your outstanding contribution to volleyball. Both we and the independent judging panel have taken great pleasure in reading the high-quality nominations that fellow members of the volleyball community have submitted in your favour.
“As a category winner, we have invited you to attend the National Cup Finals, hosted at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering, on Saturday 14th April, where you will be presented with your trophy.
“After receiving your award in front of the Cup Finals crowd, you will also be given the opportunity to take part in the presentation for either the Men’s and Women’s Cup or Shield Final.
“Once again, congratulations and thank you for your outstanding contribution to volleyball in England.”
Plans
Plans are already afoot for the next season and the next part of Stockport’s journey.  Anyone interested in joining Stockport Volleyball can contact the Club through www.stockportvolleyballclub.com.
Promotion naturally brings with it more expenses for sports hall hire, referees’ and scorers’ matchday fees so the club are also on the lookout for companies or individuals interested in sponsorship. For more details, contact:
adrian@stockportvolleyball.com.