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Sitting Volleyball team based at SportsDock are UK champions

UEL students

SportsDock-based sitting volleyball club, Lynx, have won the National Grand Prix. Their victory over Newcastle Staffs at Kettering capped a season in which they won all 23 league games.

The team trains every week at UEL’s SportsDock. Assistant coach and team manager, Karen Hungy, was quick to praise the facilities for their part in Lynx’s success.

“Consistent training in a good location was essential in preparing the team for match days,” she said.

The club was formed in 2006 and the team for this competition have been together since 2012. 

Lynx played against teams from Portsmouth, Essex, Kent, Manchester, and Lincoln before beating Newcastle to win the title. During the season, the team played 54 sets, winning 52 and losing only two.

“It was a great climax to an amazing unbeaten season for Lynx,” said captain John Worrall. 

Besides winning the 2014-2015 National League, the Lynx also won the inaugural Volleyball England One Day Sitting Cup and also came third in a European club competition held in Copenhagen.

The sport requires all players to be seated. At club level, the sport is open to able-bodied and disabled players but at international level only disabled and minimally disabled players can participate.

 

 

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