After Ruth Gorse, a former PE teacher and player for Leeds Volleyball Club, was sadly lost to breast cancer, the club formed an alliance with The Ruth Gorse Academy resulting in The GORSE Volleyball Club.

Leeds GORSE Volleyball Club and The GORSE Trust Academies have now established a partnership to grow volleyball participation in Leeds. A specialist Coach and Leeds Director of Youth Development, Elaine Brown, visits each primary and secondary across the Trust to introduce and teach volleyball to students and staff.

As a result, several students have been recruited to join Leeds GORSE Volleyball Club, and compete at the junior level. The programme has been such a success that some juniors are now being selected to play with the adult teams as well.

Our goal is to ensure every student across the Trust has an opportunity to learn the sport, and play to the best of their ability.





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