Volleyball Fans given Unique Opportunity for World Championships


World Championships – Event Flyer

Mark McGivernVolleyball fans across the country are being offered unique access to the Great Britain team ahead of the World Championship games in Sheffield. British Volleyball Federation has developed Group Supporters Promotions to help affiliated clubs and schools to attend the first round games at EIS – Sheffield, January 2-4 2009.

The offer, in conjunction with event backers Yorkshire Forward, includes the opportunity to receive a weekly blog from a GB player in the build-up to the prestigious tournament, in what will be the GB teams’ first appearance in the World Championships.

Gold packages are available to schools and clubs which purchase 50 or more tickets for any single day of the event. They will receive a 50 per cent discount on tickets, a travel bursary to help pay for transport to the event, a weekly blog from a GB player and a signed GB training ball to be presented at the games.

The silver package is available when purchasing between 30 – 49 tickets for any day of the event. A 50 per cent discount is available on tickets, travel bursary to support travel to the event and a weekly blog from a GB player.

The bronze package is available to schools and clubs purchasing between 12 and 29 tickets for any day. A 50 per cent discount on tickets is available and a travel bursary to support the cost of getting to the event.

Kenny Barton, Performance Programme Manager at British Volleyball Federation, said:

“We want to make the World Championship games accessible to as many volleyball fans as possible.

“Both our men’s and women’s sides are making terrific progress as international teams and we want to maximise the advantage of playing on our home court by having the strongest support possible come along to Sheffield and raise the roof.

“By providing access to the blog with a GB player will give the school or club a unique insight into the squad’s preparations and build a sense of anticipation for what should be a great weekend of high-level volleyball.”

Application forms can be downloaded from this websites and returned to wayne@podiumprojects.co.uk.

The GB men face games against Belarus and Israel in the round-robin tournament, while the women’s team have been drawn against Israel, Portugal and Montenegro.

Tickets for the first round event at the Sheffield International Venues facility are priced at £8 for adults and £4 for concessions. They are available in advance by visiting www.volleyballengland.org, calling 0114 223 5742 or from the EIS – Sheffield reception, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA.

For further information visit www.eis-sheffield.co.uk.

Information on Group Supporerts Promotion details click below.

Group Supporters Promotion Details

Group Supports Promotion Form