Volleyball hits new heights in Garstang

Garstang Natives Volleyball: Newly qualified coaches Sue Zanzarella (back left), Richard Peake (back middle) and Ray Thomas (front) with Head Coach Andy Law (back right) and members of the junior squad
Garstang Natives Volleyball: Newly qualified coaches Sue Zanzarella (back left), Richard Peake (back middle) and Ray Thomas (front) with Head Coach Andy Law (back right) and members of the junior squad

Garstang has become a hotspot for volleyball, it now hosts one of the largest coaching bases for the sport in the north west.

Six members of Garstang Natives Volleyball club recently attended training and assessment courses to become qualified coaches.

This is the next step after the base received £5,850 of National Lottery funding to encourage a youth volleyball section aimed at 14-18 year olds.

Youngsters from Garstang can now participate in structured, progressive volleyball training under the eye of Head Coach Andy Law.

Local PE teacher Law is supported at the club by his deputy John Atkinson, the six newly qualified coaches and some existing coaches.

Andy Law, Garstang Natives’ Head Coach said: “GNVC prides itself on being a small community club. All members have a say in how the club is run and how they would like to see it move forward. We are currently acting as a lifeline to Volleyball in Lancashire and wish to continue to facilitate enjoyment, player development and pathways for our local youngsters from school to club.” Club Chairman Ian Terry said: “We are very proud of the way in which the club has developed. It is great to see so many people, young and old, participating in the sport.

Garstang Natives Volleyball Club train on Friday evenings 6.45pm - 7.45pm at Garstang Community Academy sports hall with adult training from 7.15pm and 8.45pm.