Only TWO weeks to the start of pre-season training. Excited!!!
We start again on Friday 1st September at 8 pm. The first three sessions will be all about boosting fitness and going over basic skills and will be open for all players - that is Friday 1st, Wednesday 6th and Friday 8th.
After that, we will split into local league and regional training. Additionally, we are hoping to start a 3rd team ... a junior team that will compete in the local league too.
For more details, follow this link.
We all want to send out congratulations to Alysia Bouchet who became Alysia Gallagher on Saturday when she married her fiancé, Shane.
Alysia looked beautiful and like the happiest person on the planet.
A group of us went to her reception at Ansty Hall to help her celebrate and dance like lunatics!
As the third and final summer session finished, coach Paul Kaerger professed himself really satisfied with how well things had gone. "Over the three sessions, we have had around 20 players come along to play volleyball. What is really exciting is that we have seen so many new faces, people who we hope have enjoyed it so much that they will want to join us and become part of the Athena family."
The summer sessions were set up to help promote the club and with the numbers of new players turning up, that certainly seems have to been a success. "We had 6 juniors turn up over the 3 sessions and I hope that means we can set up an U17 team in the local league this season. I also love that we attract women who played volleyball at school, but stopped and who are coming back to the sport after 10 or 20 years."
The Leicester Athena squads will take a break for a few weeks now but will return to training on the 1st September for pre-season training.