Gregg Weaver

01 December 2010

Gregg WeaverSport/Event >
Beach Volleyball (Team GB)

Date and Place of Birth >
1982, Poole, UK

Height > 191cm

Weight > 90Kg

Occupation >
Beach volleyball/student

Biography >
Gregg started playing volleyball at the age of 16 for Wessex Volleyball Club who are based in Poole, England. He continued through their junior system until the age of 18 and represented the Club at the National Finals in 1997 – 2000. During this time he was also selected to play for the England Junior National team, where he earned 14 caps, and played in the Junior European Championship Qualifier.

In 2001 after graduating from junior volleyball, Gregg began to train with the Senior National team and played in the National League Division 1.

At the same time he began training with the Beach Development Squad, after 6 months he represented England at the U23 European Championships in Portugal. The following year he played in the U21 World Championships in Italy.

During 2004 and 2005 Gregg won the British championships with his then partner Jody Gooding. 2005 also saw him spend three months in Southern California for pre-season training.

In 2006 he decided to move to California to continue his volleyball training, whilst there Gregg played on the Californian Beach Volleyball tour, and on the EVP tour, winning the event in Hawaii.

In January 2007, he moved back to England to train full time as part of the British Olympic Beach Volleyball Squad with the aim of qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. 2007 saw him competing internationally on the Beach Volleyball circuit where he played 2 CEV tournaments, 3 FIVB World Tour events and 2 FIVB challenger events. Qualifying for the Main Draw Event in Cyprus.

In 2008 Gregg has a full international calendar and his aim is to qualify for as many main draws as possible.

Gregg’s ambition is to podium in London Olympics. His hobbies include golf, watching DVDs, tennis, walking.

Competitive Record >
Played 2 CEV tournaments, 3 FIVB World Tour events and 2 FIVB challenger events. Qualifying for the Main Draw Event in Cyprus.

Best result
9th FIVB Challenger Cyprus 2007

Personal Website > http://grotowski-weaver.co.uk/index.html

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