BLACK Country Volleyball Club is once again celebrating success with current and former players being called up for England duty at the NEVZA International Championships.

James Ledbury, David Hodson and Andrew Pearson, all from Stourbridge, and Tettenhall's Will Evans will join the England volleyball's under-19 squad to compete in this prestigious championship in Finland from October 25 - 27.

The event will see England take on Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

The players are currently playing in the National League for both the Black Country and the University of Nottingham and are no strangers to playing for their country, with several caps between them.

Black Country Volleyball Club brings together players from from Redhill-Stourbridge, Tettenhall, Telford and Cleobury Mortimer to represent the region.

Pete Bragg, chairman and founder of Stourbridge Volleyball Club, said "What a great honour for Black Country Volleyball Club and a fantastic achievement.

"In the 20 years of grassroots volleyball being developed across the Black Country, these are some of the most talented players that we have produced so far, this is providing the platform for the clubs future success and national participation in the sport.

“It is also fantastic news and well deserved that James Ledbury, a former Stourbridge and Black Country player, has been recognised to lead the national squad as England captain for 2019.”