Ruth Nicholls Volleyball Foundation
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In 2014 Bishop Sports and Leisure secured the manufacturing, sales and distribution rights for an exciting new sports net product from The Ruth Nicholls Volleyball Foundation. The ‘Multi-Sport Base’ supports four different sports – sitting volleyball, mini-tennis, badminton and junior volleyball and was developed by The Ruth Nicholls Foundation with support from Volleyball England and Sport England.


Volleyball England has now partnered with Bishop Sports and Leisure to package the multi-sport base with official Volleyball England sitting volleyball resources to assist schools in delivering sitting volleyball. As part of this initiative, The Ruth Nicholls Volleyball Foundation has generously donated 10 multi-sport bases to Volleyball England to help with the promotion of the product and the sport of sitting volleyball.

Lisa Wainwright, Chief Executive of Volleyball England said of the relationships: “We are delighted to have Bishop Sports and Leisure as a licensee and supporting our commercial activities. As one of the largest suppliers of sports equipment to schools, Bishop Sports and Leisure will be a great partner to assist us to get more schools and teachers providing volleyball and more students playing volleyball. We must acknowldge our long-standing relationship with the Ruth Nicholls Volleyball Foundation and our combined efforts to develop the terrific multi-sport base product and thank them for their extremely generous donation to help get the product in use.”


Colin Halcomb, Director of Bishop Sports and Leisure added “Bishop Sports and Leisure are fully supportive of the work that The Ruth Nicholls Volleyball Foundation and Volleyball England have carried out in developing the ‘Multi-Sport Base’ and the range of resources designed to assist and promote increase participation in volleyball within the educational sector and feel priviledged to be given the opportunity to work with them. We take the view that every child should be offered the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities from an early age to support their development and encourage an active and healthy journey through life, and we feel the versatility that the ‘Multi-Sport Base’ offers and the simplicity of the resources, will enable teaching staff to realistically provide an enjoyable experience of a varied range of activities to support this lifestyle ethos.”


Volleyball England is the National Governing Body for all forms of volleyball in England. For more information, go to

Bishop Sports and Leisure is one of the UK’s leading sports equipment manufacturers and suppliers. For more information, go to  And for the multisport base equipment click here




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