A five week social volleyball programme for women is due to take place in Fermoy every Thursday evening from February 21st to encourage women to take up a new sport for fun and to meet new people.

Cork Sports Partnership and Volleyball Ireland have joined forces to run this programme for women who are looking to try something new, who are looking to make new friends and those who would like to take up a new sport activity. 

A coach will teach all participants the basic skills they need to play volleyball and there is no experience necessary.

There is already a social group playing volleyball in Gaelscoil de hIde weekly and so this five week programme is a pathway for those who may like to take up the sport and attend a weekly session to play with people of their own age, mindset and ability. 

“We’ve been working for a number of years to promote volleyball in primary and secondary schools across Cork City and county. Now, we are aiming to promote social volleyball in a number of locations across the county, Fermoy being one of them,” explained James Kirby, Sports Development Officer for Cork Sports Partnership. 

The programme is open to any woman with an interest in taking part and all ages (18+) are welcome.

All those interested are encouraged to register online at www.corksports.ie/womens-social-volleyball, as without sufficient numbers the programme will not go ahead. Anyone with a question about the programme can contact James Kirby on 021 4347096.