Project Roehampton based at Roehampton University (London) operated and supported the Great Britain Men and the emergence of the first ever Great Britain Women’s Programme into the 2010 World Championships.
After this, it was decided that another new initiative was needed to support those people who needed further training and support. Project Roehampton, two main objectives:
- To provide a top quality training venue that is accessible to players on the World Class Programme.
- To provide a coordinated approach to support services provision and delivery
Nine players were identified and relocated to Roehampton and began daily training with Head Coach Ashley Trodden, who is also Great Britain Men's Sitting Volleyball Assistant Coach. Players that are currently resident in Project Roehampton are:
- Amy Brierly
- Charlie Walker
- James Roberts
- Rob Richardson
- Jess O’Brien
- Jess Frezza
- Jolita Urbutiene
- Ivan Cosic
- Justin Phillip
- Netra Rana
The players spend their days training 6:00am-08:30am each morning and then follow this up with some off court training and then one more session in either the afternoon or evening. To help the players, they have use of accomodation facilities on campus.
"Project Roehampton has been an important step for these individual athletes as we look to fast track them physically and technically towards the London 2012 Paralympic Games, working with them day to day is both a challenge and a pleasure!” Ashley Trodden, Project Roehampton Head Coach