Sit2Play, in Bulgaria the celebration of inclusion and sport

Sofia, Bulgaria, 25 September 2019

The Bulgarian Ministry of Youth and Sports as one of the partner institutions for theErasmus + Sit2Play Project organised the National Sit2Play Tournament on 25 September 2019 at the Arena Armeets Sports Hall. The sitting volleyball tournament was a special event included in the programme of the European Week of Sport in Bulgaria. Three teams made up of students aged from 13 to 17 years old participated in the tournament.  The teams were composed of students from different schools, some of them with mental and physical disabilities.

27 students from 11 schools played sitting volleyball with great enthusiasm and passion trying to win the final game, excited by the opportunity given to them to participate in the International inclusive sitting volleyball tournament which will be held in Rome in November.The Secretary General of the Ministry of Youth and Sports awarded medals and cups to the players of the winning team. After the official ceremony, many students from the public joined the players on the court and experienced the game. Some of them shared their first feelings and stated that they were really pleased with the possibility to try something new and to experience the excitement of playing sitting volleyball.