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A new deal means Great Britain's women's indoor volleyball team  will return to the UK until the 2012 Olympics. Last year, their centralised programme was under threat after the sport lost its public funding - forcing players to find club contracts on the continent.

GB women's indoor volleyball team return to Sheffield

A new deal means Great Britain's women's indoor volleyball team will return to the UK until the 2012 Olympics. Last year, their centralised programme was under threat after the sport lost its public funding - forcing players to find club contracts on the continent.

Steve Grotowski, well-known as a top player on US tours, hopes to represent Team Great Britain at the London Olympics!

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Steve Grotowski, well-known as a top player on US tours, hopes to represent Team Great Britain at the London Olympics!

Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team train in Parliament Square, London, to launch TfL's Temporary Road Changes planning tool, allowing motorists to check road closures during the Olympics...

Pictures of the day: 24 May 2012

Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team train in Parliament Square, London, to launch TfL's Temporary Road Changes planning tool, allowing motorists to check road closures during the Olympics...

Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team (left to right) Denise Johns, Lucy Bolton, Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney wave at motorists in Parliament Square to launch Transport for London's Temporary Road Changes planning tool    Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Pictures of the day: 24 May 2012

Members of the Great Britain Beach Volleyball team (left to right) Denise Johns, Lucy Bolton, Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney wave at motorists in Parliament Square to launch Transport for London's Temporary Road Changes planning tool Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA

Annie Martin from Canada dives for a ball during the Beach Volleyball match against Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.

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Annie Martin from Canada dives for a ball during the Beach Volleyball match against Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Sunday, July 29, 2012, in London.

Eduarda Amorims of Brazil competes for the ball with Lyn Byl of Great Britain in the Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match between Great Britain and Brazil on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Copper Box on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Eduarda Amorims of Brazil competes for the ball with Lyn Byl of Great Britain in the Women's Handball Preliminaries Group A match between Great Britain and Brazil on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at The Copper Box on August 1, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

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Ding dong... belles at Big Ben! Olympic beach volleyball team stop traffic in London's Parliament Square sporting briefs and bikinis

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Day 11: Usain Bolt, gymnastics, women’s basketball, beach volleyball

Lift off: Britain coach Cristian Iordache, is carried by his players and thrown into the pool after the match

Team GB 4 Montenegro 13: Men's water polo flops fall to fifth successive defeat

Lift off: Britain coach Cristian Iordache, is carried by his players and thrown into the pool after the match

Let the Games begin: Shauna Mullin (left) and Zara Dampney (right) of Great Britain!

Team GB select Dampney and Mullin as women's beach volleyball pair

Zara Dampney, beach volleyball player for Great Britain, at the London 2012 games

Team GB star Dampney welcomes chance to build on beach volleyball's growing appeal

Tattoo is seen on Spain’s Andrea Blas Martinez during their women’s water polo quarterfinal round against Great Britain at the Water Polo Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012

Tattoo is seen on Spain’s Andrea Blas Martinez during their women’s water polo quarterfinal round against Great Britain at the Water Polo Arena during the London 2012 Olympic Games August 5, 2012