Sitting volleyball on BBC Breakfast tomorrow
31st May 2019
Sitting volleyball will be in the spotlight as the sport stars on BBC Breakfast news tomorrow (Saturday 1st June) between 6am – 10am.
Well-known BBC sports presenter Mike Bushell (remember the sports reporter who fell in the swimming pool during a live broadcast at the Commonwealth Games?) recently visited the Great Britain Women’s Sitting Volleyball team during their preparations for the European Championships in July.
A hugely respected presenter, Bushell is often seen on screen trying different sports and, in fact, holds the world record for the number of sports played. He visited Medway Sports Centre to give sitting volleyball a go. It is the expected that the footage will be played various times throughout the show which runs from 6am until 10am.
Great Britain Women's team
Bushell tried the sport out alongside volunteers and the Great Britain women, who are busy preparing for the European Championships in Hungary. The championships are a potential route to qualifying for the Paralympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
After training for years without any funding, the Great Britain women received a boost in their ambitions to return to international competition. It received Aspiration Funding from UK Sport to help the team towards competing at the European Championships. The team have also been working hard to raise funds to support a return to more regular competition.
Be sure to tune in to find out more about the squad and see how Mike fared at sitting volleyball!