Sitting World Champs Update

16th June 2014

Sitting World Champs Update

It was a tough start for the GB Women at the 2014 Sitting Volleyball World Championship when they faced Paralympic silver medallists, USA, in one of the first games of the day.

The USA dominated for much of the game, with early service runs in all 3 sets giving them unassailable leads. Once into the sets the women showed that for spells they were able to compete with a side who will once again expect to at least make the final.

There were good individual performances during the game with some big hitting from Jodi Hill and Vicky Widdup as well as strong blocking from the whole team.

The match also saw an international Debut for Danielle Hampson-Carroll (Inset) who showed why coach Ian Legrand had put his faith in her with a good all round performance.

The starting 6 for GB was:

  • Martine Wright (Captain)
  • Vicky Widdup
  • Claire Harvey
  • Jodi Hill
  • Helen Sole
  • Danielle Hampson-Carroll

The squad have trained well since the game and are looking to build on the positives as they take on Slovenia at 4.30pm BST today. You can watch the game live at http://www.paravolley.pl/Media/livestream/ or follow all the action on the @GBSittingVball twitter account. 

The squad are supported by Dream It, Believe It, Achieve It, a charity partnership announced earlier this year. You can support the squad by downloading the splash the cash shopping app to your computer which will allow you to raise money when you shop online at no extra cost to you. http://volleyballengland.org/performance/gb_sitting_volleyball/dba

Sitting World Champs Update