UK School Games 2010 – The NORTHERN EXTENSION sessions

Aberdeen & South Grampian District Volleyball AssociationThe Scottish Volleyball Association, in partnership with the Aberdeen District Association and Aberdeenshire Council, are delighted to announce that we have extended the practice sessions for the UK School Games Squads this year, to include the north of Scotland.

The dates and venues for these additional sessions will be:
Sunday 18th April 2010 – Portlethen Academy, Aberdeen – 9am-3pm
Sunday 16th May 2010 – Portlethen Academy, Aberdeen – 10am-3pm

UKSGThe hope is that we will be able to see and work with players from the North of Scotland, and help make sure that as many players as possible benefit from the UK School Games experience.

“The UK School Games will give young people from all over the UK the chance to compete in the biggest school sports event the UK has ever seen. The Games replicate the feel of a major multi-sport event such as the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games or the Commonwealth Games”.


Andrew McGregorThe Northern sessions are open to all players who fall into the appropriate age categories, and will be delivered by members of the Scottish UK School Games staff. The aim of the sessions is to identify and select players for the UKSG Teams, but also to help develop volleyball in the North of Scotland. So, if you are playing volleyball in a Club, or in school, and want to sample the UKSG experience, then sign up for the sessions.

Kay Wheatley – Scotland West Captain
“The Uk School Games was a fantastic experience for all who took part and was a great result for me coming away with a medal as this year was my third and last year at the games”

Andrew McGregor – Scotland West Captain
“Even although we headed home with Silver Medals and not Gold we were delighted we had won the overall championship for Scotland West and headed home with a bag full of free kit!!”

Emma Clarkson- – Scotland East Captain
“I was really pleased to get the award for Best Server of the tournament. Overall the tournament was a great success for Scotland and 2010 athletes have a tough act to follow.

Scotland WestDo these reflections from some of the players who played in last year’s tournament inspire you to be involved in this exciting event in 2010???

If so, then please contact Sandra Grubb, Club and Participation Development Manager at the SVA Office and register your name and contact email with us. Tel: 0131 556 4633 Email: Sandra Grubb

Coaches and teachers are invited to nominate players. Players can also put themselves forward if they are interested in participating.

The only criteria are that players meet the age requirements which are as follows:

All male players must be born on the 1st Sep 1992 or later
All female players must be born on the 1st Sept 1993 or later

Aberdeen Council LogoFor further information please contact
Joan Prieur
Sports Development
Aberdeenshire Council
Tel: 01569 768352
Email: Joan Prieur