Volleyball England Back London’s Bid To Host The Gay Games In 2018

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Volleyball England is first sports National Governing Body (NGB) to back London’s bid to host the Gay Games in 2018

Volleyball England is the first sports National Governing Body (NGB) to back London’s bid to host the 2018 Gay Games. In a letter to the bid committee, Richard Callicot, President of Volleyball England, said:

“We fully support your bid to host the Gay Games in 2018. Volleyball is a very inclusive sport and, with the indoor, beach and sitting disciplines there is so much choice! We are proud to hear that Claire Harvey, Great Britain’s Sitting Volleyball athlete is a Patron for the bid.”

Jonathan Harbourne, co-chair of the bid, added: “I’m thrilled to get such warm support from Volleyball England. Having Clare Harvey as a patron is a huge honour as she is an amazing role model, playing for Team GB in the Paralympics. My aim is that London 2018 will be the most diverse and inclusive Games ever – and that includes providing opportunities for people of all abilities”

Jonathan used this first sports endorsement to call for more: “Our bid will be judged on two things: facilities and support,” he said. “We are currently talking with the Olympic Park about the possibility of using their facilities – and every letter of support form LGBT and straight sports clubs, businesses, institutions, NGBs and LGBT groups and societies strengthens our bid.”

London 2018, the organising committee for the bid, is seeking support for all its 26 sports from their respective NGBs, as well as patrons from the LGBT sports world. It recently started regular weekend brunches for LGBT sports clubs to get involved. To find out more, join the Facebook group (https://www.facebook…90423661035712/) or email alex@london2018.info

London 2018 is also looking for experienced people to stand as trustees for the charity that will be responsible for the Games – Sport London Limited. Anyone who is interested should contact Jonathan at: jonathan@london2018.info or alex@london2018.info

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