Volleyball England announced the induction of five individuals, including Denis Le Breuilly and Gordon Neale OBE, into the esteemed Dr. Don Anthony MBE Hall of Fame. This prestigious recognition comes as a testament to their contributions and dedication the sport on the international stage.

The induction ceremony took place during the Cup Finals Weekend 2024, as part of the Annual Awards ceremony. The Hall of Fame, named after visionary founder of Volleyball England, Dr. Don Anthony MBE, celebrates the achievements of athletes, referees and coaches.

Denis Le Breuilly – International contribution to refereeing (1992-2023)

Denis served World ParaVolley for more than 30 years, including six Federation Presidents before retiring last year. He started refereeing as a Volleyball England referee starting in 1983, before acting as a ParaVolley International Referee from 1992 until 2001. He then moved into refereeing administration, including at the Beijing 2008 Olympics until becoming Sport Director for the International Federation in 2010. His highest honours were being appointed as Technical Delegate for both London 2012 and Rio 2016.

Gordon Neale OBE – International sitting referee (1985-1998)

Gordon has been CEO of Disability Sport England, now called Activity Alliance and is understood to have refereed more international matches than any other English official.


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