White quits to concentrate on Olympics

01 April 2012 / 14:06

British Volleyball programme administrator Neil White has quit his role with the federation in order to take a place in coach Harry Brokking's summer squad and try to get picked for the Olympics.

White, who has served under programme manager Kenny Barton at the English Institute of Sport for the last five years, has been added to the 16-man squad Brokking named on Friday.

He caught the veteran Dutch tactician's eye while playing domestically for Sheffield and has been added to the party as an extra libero, offering support to regular starter Dan Hunter.

"Neil had shown great passing ability when he was drafted into a practice match against Tunisia when we played them in a series of matches in 2010," Brokking said.

"Tunisia have now qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games."

White will join up with the squad when they come together in Sheffield later this month following the end of their domestic seasons overseas.

He will then join in the preparations for the Olympics, with British Volleyball expected to next week announce a series of friendly internationals that will form part of the squad's preparations.

"Neil's decision to leave his post all begins to make sense now," said Barton.

"We look forward to Neil joining the players and wish him the best of luck in challenging Dan Hunter who is currently GB's number one."