Eagles team up with housing association

Anthony Laffan of North Riding Eagles with participants at an inclusive volleyball session
Anthony Laffan of North Riding Eagles with participants at an inclusive volleyball session

Whitby-based North Riding Eagles have teamed up with local housing association Yorkshire Coast Homes (YCH) in a bid to expand the inclusive volleyball that is being played in the area.

YCH have been impressed with the success of the Eagles in reaching out to the community and teaching volleyball to so many local people, most of whom have been beginners.

The inclusion of more people from the community in fun activities and the idea of encouraging a healthy lifestyle by having a good time is something that YCH value.

When the Whitby, Scarborough and Ryedale Disability Action Group got involved in inclusive volleyball as a way of helping disabled people to break down social isolation, YCH were quick to back both the group and the club.

Working with the Eagles, YCH staff helped out with the inclusive volleyball sessions and supported the club in trialling a new net.

This trial saw Dalewood Trust clients excel at not only putting the ball over the net, but through the net via the large extra holes that have been added by local net expert Steve Ledley.

Anyone interested in joining in this fun way to play sport, making new friends, or wanting to learn volleyball can contact Yorkshire Coast Homes’ community involvement officer Claire Trenholme via www.ych.org.uk or by ringing (01723) 343447.

Alternatively, call into the local DAG office at the Church House Centre in Whitby and ask about the Befriending Through Sport scheme.

North Riding Eagles training times can be found on their Facebook page or by emailing anthony@connectandinspire.co.uk