World Championships Qualifiers

Chris LamontIt has been announced that from the 2nd to the 4th of January 2009, Great Britain will host Iceland, Israel and Portugal in the first qualification round of the World Championships.

Both the Men’s and Women’s GB squads will be in action over the new year, fighting for a place in one of the most prestigious Volleyball tournament in the world, second only to the Olympics, and this is your chance to see the beginning of the journey on home soil at the EIS – Sheffield.

GB Men play in a pool of 3 with Iceland and Israel
GB Women play in a pool of 4 with Iceland, Israel and Portugal

The winners of each pool will progress to the second round of matches to be played in Slovakia for the Men and Azerbaijan for the Women, games taking place in May 2009.

Both GB teams will be hoping to continue their impressive record of wins at the English Institute of Sport and book their place in the second round.

Tickets for the event will be available in advance and will be £8 for adults, £4 for concessions. Details on when tickets go on sale and how schools and clubs can make group bookings will follow shortly. For more updates from the British Programme please keep checking the website.

Photos: © Michael McConville