Stowmarket Volleyball Club aiming to expand

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Stowmarket Volleyball Club are trying to encourage people into the sport with a host of open sessions as they look to expand participation.

Since launching at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre in Stowmarket in January, the club’s open Sunday evening sessions have continued to expand with two teams being entered into the Suffolk Indoor Series.

A host of players have developed strongly, with Louise Overall and Marek Gaciarz already competing in the Eastern Region Series for Stow Stingers and Stow VC’s first teams respectively.

Female players from the Sunday sessions were also key to the formation of the new Suffolk Three ladies team which is competing in the new Essex Ladies League.

Thanks to partnerships with Everyone Active and Stowmarket Town Council, the club is now set to expand with further Sunday sessions being run from 6pm-8pm costing £6 for adults and £3 for those aged 18 and under.

Elsewhere in the county, the Suffolk Volleyball Association’s £13,000 Development Project is progressing well.

More than 50 people have played at the open Sunday afternoon sessions at Bury St Edmunds Leisure Centre, around 135 competed in the under-15s School Games with a new club in Haverhill due to launch in January.

The additional club will complement the other existing clubs in Newmarket and South Ipswich based at Maidenhall Sports Centre.

More information on all the clubs can be found on the Suffolk Volleyball Association website:, on their Facebook page: Suffolk Volleyball Association and via their Twitter feed: @suffolkvball.

Anyone interested in joining any of the clubs can also contact Andrew Whitefield of the association via or by calling 07508 351875.