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York volleyball trio called up to England squad

Three teenagers from York Volleyball Club, including Ollie Quick, Will Miller, and Smith are selected for England squads.

Two 16-year-old boys Ollie Quick and Will Miller are starting their second year as a part of the Britain talent pathway and are also joined within the national set-up by 14-year-old Luke Smith.

Volleyball players within the England system attend two-day camps every month at the National Volleyball Centre, which is predicated in Kettering, and are required to coach a minimum of three times per week.

Ollie Quick and Will Miller have moved up to the under-19s junior men from England cadets.

Miller is studying ‘A’ Levels at Tadcaster Grammar School class. He has been playing the game since he was eight years old, but only started training seriously three years ago.

He currently plays for York Kings within the Yorkshire League and York in National Volleyball League (NVL) division two north.

He has also played for Yorkshire and represented England under-17s eventually year’s NEVZA tournament in Denmark.

Meanwhile, Quick, who attends Manor CE Academy, joined York VC in September 2016 and represented the nation in the Home Nations Beach Volleyball Competition of last year, eventually finishing fourth within the standings.

He is also an integral member of the junior squad at Yorkshire, becoming a daily within the varsity of York NVL men.

Quick also presently trains every week with the Sheffield Hallam University Super League squad.

In addition, Smith, a pupil at Millthorpe School, has been competitively playing volleyball for one year with Yorkshire League team York Lions.

He was one among the new volleyball players who were selected for the Britain under-17s cadets squad after an open trial at Kettering in December last year.

All these three boys are trying to find sponsorship to assist with the value of kit also as visit England camps and matches.