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VLY Shortlisted for NGB of the Year

Volleyball Ireland are delighted to be shortlisted for the prestigious NGB of the Year award at the Federation of Irish Sport Industry Awards.

Despite the Covid-19 restrictions on indoor sport, Volleyball has thrived over the last year growing and exceeding pre-Covid metrics across all strategic areas, including a massive 55% growth in verified participation figures versus 2019, a 47% rise in social media followers (v y/e 2020) and +325% increase in the number of active and licensed juniors playing the sport. VLY. also became the first sports body to win the Good Governance Award for their Annual Report.

VLY. Chief Executive Gary Stewart commented, “This is great recognition of the vision that the Board of Volleyball Ireland has for the sport and the hard work that staff and volunteers are putting in on a daily basis. We very much thank the panel for shortlisting us and look forward to seeing how we get on next week. Whatever happens this shows how well regarded we are in Irish sport.”

Also shortlisted in this category are Canoeing Ireland, Badminton Ireland, Special Olympics, Irish Sailing and Vision Sports Ireland. More info on the Irish Sport Industry Awards are available here >


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