Huxlow hosts the District Sitting Volleyball Tournament

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.