Guidant Global Proudly Sponsors Sitting Bucks Volleyball Club: Championing Passion, Diversity, and Inclusivity in Sports
Alexa Bradbury

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Guidant Global Proudly Sponsors Sitting Bucks Volleyball Club: Championing Passion, Diversity, and Inclusivity in Sports

London, 19th Feb 2024 – Guidant Global, powered by Impellam Group, a leading workforce solutions provider and advocate for diversity and inclusivity, proudly announces its sponsorship of the Sitting Bucks Volleyball Club, a dynamic force in the world of sitting volleyball.  

Sitting volleyball, an adaptation of the traditional game, sees competitors engaging in electrifying matches while seated on the floor. Despite the unique format, the sport embodies the same spirit of teamwork, skill, and determination found in its standing counterpart. Originating as a rehabilitation exercise for injured soldiers, sitting volleyball has evolved into a fiercely competitive discipline, gaining recognition on the global stage, including inclusion in the Paralympic Games. 

Founded in 2018, Sitting Bucks Volleyball Club has rapidly ascended the ranks of the national sitting volleyball scene. Through dedication and perseverance, the club has achieved remarkable success, culminating in back-to-back national titles in 2022 and 2023. Led by club chairman and team captain Mike Knight and founder Steve Smith, Sitting Bucks embodies the values of camaraderie, sportsmanship, and resilience. Steve Smith is also the club manager and a volleyball referee who has officiated the standing game for 15 years and sitting volleyball for around 10 years 

The sponsorship aligns seamlessly with Guidant Global’s commitment to promoting diversity and fostering under-represented talent within the workplace. By supporting Sitting Bucks, Guidant Global embraces a sport that welcomes individuals of all abilities, from beginners to elite athletes, promoting an environment of inclusivity and mutual growth. As Sitting Bucks prepares for the ParaVolley Europe Club Championships, Guidant Global stands alongside the team, championing their pursuit of excellence on the international stage. 

"Guidant Global is honoured to partner with Sitting Bucks Volleyball Club," said Simon Blockley, CEO, Impellam UK and Europe. "We believe in the power of sports without barriers to unite communities and celebrate diversity. Sitting volleyball embodies these principles, offering a platform where everyone can thrive and excel. We look forward to a long and fruitful partnership and supporting Sitting Bucks in their journey to new heights." 

Steve Smith, of Sitting Bucks comments, “Our goal at Sitting Bucks is not just to achieve fantastic results in our domestic league but to contribute meaningfully to the growth of the sport in the UK. Our new partnership with Guidant Global is an exciting milestone and provides us with a platform to drive awareness and bring the sport to a much wider audience. Guidant is a recognised leader in Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the workforce solutions space and I cannot think of a better fit for us and the sport!”  

As Sitting Bucks continues to inspire and empower, Guidant Global stands as a proud ally, championing diversity, passion, and inclusivity in sports and beyond. 

For more information about Sitting Bucks Volleyball Club, visit the club’s Facebook page 

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