Andrew Pink

Andrew Pink admits he only started playing volleyball due to a row with a tennis coach. His mother insisted he had to try another sport as she couldn’t collect him from school until 6pm and volleyball was where he ended up. He attended Rutgers Univer...

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Ben Pipes

Ben Pipes is the captain of the British team and made his debut for them against Australia in 2006. He admits he was a jack-of-all-trades sportsman until he was 13 when he took up volleyball. Like most of the British team, Pipes has played for several club...

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Chris Lamont

One of two Scottish players on the British men’s team at London 2012, Chris Lamont began playing volleyball while he was at school. His hero is Brazilian volleyball player Gilberto Godoy Filho, who he credits for helping give the sport a much faster ...

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Ciara Michel

Ciara Michel took up volleyball as an after-school activity after the other options – football and cheerleading – failed to prove appealing. She trained and studied at the University of Miami between 2004 and 2007 and served as the team captain...

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Dami Bakare

Dami Bakare was named the BOA Athlete of the Year in 2011 for volleyball and made his senior international debut for Britain in 2007. Bakare was introduced to volleyball while at school and put his degree in dentistry at the University of Sheffield on hold...

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Dan Hunter

Dan Hunter won his first cap for Britain aged 19 in 2009 and states doing so as the proudest moment of his career so far. He began playing volleyball as an after-school activity at Haymoor Middle School and is one of three on the British men’s team t...

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Grace Carter

Grace Carter was told she had the ideal frame for volleyball during GCSE PE lessons at Bramcote Hills Comprehensive School in Nottingham. Carter studied sports science at Sheffield Hallam University and made her debut for Britain in 2008 while she now play...

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Janine Sandell

Janine Sandell was born in London but moved to the USA with her family when she was 11 years old. In America, Sandell attended the University of Washington, transferring from UC Santa Barbara after the 2005 season. She describes herself as dedicated, pers...

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Jason Haldane

Jason Haldane is the oldest member of the British volleyball team and has played for a host of clubs across Europe, in particular in Italy and France. He made his professional debut in 1995 and won volleyball’s equivalent of football’s Champion...

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Jennifer Taylor

Jennifer Taylor was first introduced to volleyball after a coach came into her school to try and find and select new players to represent Bolton in the Greater Manchester Youth Games. Taylor was meant to be representing Bolton at hockey but, in her own word...

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