The club who are currently second in the 2nd Division of the London Volleyball League have recently secured funding through Sport England’s small grant scheme which has supported part of the installation of volleyball posts and equipment. Line markings and installation of the volleyball sockets were funded partly by Little Giants and some funding arrived from the sponsors.
Through the new partnership agreement with GLL plans are already in motion to launch a new junior programme to provide a clear pathway from learning to club performance. The new sessions will also support team selection to represent Lambeth at the London Youth Games Volleyball competition. As well as a junior programme the club aims to support the launch of sitting volleyball sessions to provide accessible opportunities for the local community and schools.
Club Director Cisel concluded, “As Little Giants Volleyball, we have been investing time and finances on this project of building a volleyball court in partnership with social enterprise GLL at Clapham Leisure Centre. Although it was a long process of events from working with the centre’s management team to floor contractors, I’m proud to say that we finally did it. We look forward to playing volleyball at our brand new home venue as well as expanding Giants within the league and making volleyball accessible to our local community of any age and ability”.