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Saturday, 10 March 2018 16:06


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It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to longstanding Club member Sarah Halling who sadly passed away last week.  Sarah was our good friend.  Her love for volleyball started when she played at the University of Warwick as a student.  Sarah has been a long time member of the Club.  On the court she very much welcomed the position of libero coming along as Sarah was an ex-England football goalkeeper in her youth and used those skills to dive around the back court as libero keeping the ball up and keeping Riga in many a match over the years.  Off the court, Sarah was a dedicated Club member.  She was Vice Chair of the Club a few years ago and has still been a regular helping with the line judging at fixtures and supporting the teams. 


Sarah's reach in Volleyball goes much wider than Riga.  She formerly played for Whitefield and is a strong lover of summer tournaments - particularly the Whitefield tournament.  Sarah enjoyed the volleyball at the summer tournaments but also the social side - catching up with old friends and making new friends.  Multi-lingual Sarah was also a great asset at the post match celebrations ensuring that we got the very best vino rosso and vino bianco at the carefully selected small family run Italian restaurants that were so often frequented!  Sarah also loved travelling and was a regular skier and a regular visitor to Croyde to enjoy the beach volleyball.  

Sarah will be very much missed by all at Riga Volleyball Club and within the wider Volleyball community.  We hold on to so many happy memories of playing and having fun with Sarah and have selected a few of our favourite photos to remember Sarah by (hover over image for tournament/year).  Ciao!

The funeral will be on Wednesday 21 March at 2pm at Avon Chapel, Rainsbrook Cemetery and Crematorium, Rugby.  If you plan to attend the funeral please drop Clare a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can send you more info and also keep Sarah's family updated on numbers attending. 

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2004 team photo.jpg Bath 2008 late.jpg Bath 2008 play.jpg

Bath 2008.jpg Bath 2010 - vino!.JPG Bath 2010 evening.JPG

Bath 2010.JPG Bath 2013 - afternoon tea.JPG Bath 2013 - winners.JPG

Bath 2013 cathedral.JPG Bath 2013 play.JPG Bath 2014 - champange.jpg

Bath 2014 combined age.jpeg Bath 2014 presentatin.jpg Bath 2014.jpeg

Gloucester 2007 - A good story!.jpg Gloucester 2007 bbq.jpg Gloucester 2007 disco.jpg

Gloucester 2007.jpg Riga BBQ 1999.jpg Sarah in 1982.jpg


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