Dfs Sheffield opens with the help of the GBW Volleyball Team

Early in the morning on Saturday 28th April, following the first tough two weeks of the summer 2012 programme, a number of the GBW team were in Sheffield city centre to help open the new DFS store.  With cups of tea and coffee on offer while relaxing on a few of the brand new, and incredibly comfy sofas, Carter and Bertelli peppered casually over an arm chair while Captain Beattie went to work cutting the ribbon in her very first store opening.

The team is back based in Sheffield for the majority of the build up to July and we are really excited and grateful to be able to be back in our adopted home.  The city has looked after the team so well over the last 5 years in so many regards and for the players, being able to come back to that support network and familiarity after playing in different European clubs each season, is priceless.

It was fitting that DFS opened their store at the end of April, just before our first home games of the summer against Peru.  DFS supported us in arranging these and other UK-based matches over the summer that are absolutely essential to our preparation.  They are helping us to host these international teams in the same way as we have been hosted previously, so that we can make the most of every opportunity to be at the peak of our game come the end of July.

It’s great to see DFS arrive in Sheffield and bring comfort to the city’s living rooms, as well as a wider benefit to the community.    Like us, this proudly British business comes from these parts and was founded just around the corner in Doncaster.  It has a long history of supporting local projects with a great appreciation for teamwork and ambition.  With strikingly friendly staff on that Saturday morning, it is a company that continues to grow and reach more people, which is exactly what we hope to help achieve with volleyball, and change the face of the sport in the country.   We were really pleased to be part of the team welcoming DFS to Sheffield in April, bringing two of our crucial supporters together.

Here’s to a successful Summer!

DFS.  Making everyday more comfortable.


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