Central Resource Base WPV VolleySLIDE - normal

VolleySLIDE Founder and Leader


Roles within Volleyball:

Volleyball England's Sitting Volleyball Development Manager

London 2012 Technical Operations Manager for Sitting Volleyball and Volleyball

World ParaVolley Technical Commission

Confédération Européenne de Volleyball (CEV) Volleyball Coordinator


Hobbies and interests:

I am a sport enthusiast and believe that it has much to offer our world.  I am a keen follower of the Olympic and Paralympic Movements and want to help Sitting Volleyball maximize its true potential as a tool for positive social change.


Why I started VolleySLIDE:

In 2009 I took on a role where I needed to develop two GBR performance National teams to compete in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.  For a sport that was very much in its infancy, I was amazed at how little there was out there to help people looking to start the sport in a new country or area.  


So following the London 2012 Games I set about creating something that could help those in my position in the future, as well as provide a platform for everyone already involved in the sport to stay connected with other.


I hope that the Sitting Volleyball community embraces the potential of VolleySLIDE and works with us to share our sport with the millions of people around the world who can enjoy and benefit from it.


Contact Matt on: [email protected]

IMG_0929 Matt Paralympic Court

MSc Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy

PGCE Teaching Qualification in Physical Education

BSc Geography and Sport Science

International Olympic Academy Graduate

World Academy of Sport Performance Pathways

GBR London 2012 Sitting Volleyball Team Leader

Qualified Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball Referee

Volleyball England Level 3 (Master Coach)

Volleyball England Young Coach of the Year in 2005

Time to Listen Welfare Officer

100% Me Anti-Doping Education Tutor

First Aid and Injury Prevention Qualified

Plus a Level 1 coach in over 13 other sports...