On Thursday 19th November 2015, Huxlow hosted the District Sitting Volleyball Tournament. Unfortunately, they didn’t make it through to the next round, but all the players gave it their all against a tough team from The Friars Academy in Wellingborough.
Sitting Volleyball has been a recognised Paralympic sport since 1980, and is an excellent way of getting players, both disabled and non-disabled, to compete in a fast-paced, exciting sport that requires no specialist equipment.
A brief overview of the game from Northamptonshire Sport:
- Sitting Volleyball is played on a 10 x 6 metre court
- The game is played with a 0.8 meter-wide net set to a height of 1.15 meters for men and 1.05 meters for women
- There are six players on each side
- When hitting or attacking the ball, the player must have one "buttock" or an extension of the torso still in contact with the floor.