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National Volleyball Centre to host 2019 National Cup Finals

National Volleyball Centre to host 2019 National Cup Finals
The 2019 Volleyball England Cup Finals will be hosted at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering on April 27th and 28th. This year saw the showpiece event put out to tender to different volleyball associations and sports venues, and the home of English volleyball was the top candidate. Out... read more

Maria Bertelli appointed England Women's Head Coach

Maria Bertelli appointed England Women's Head Coach
Olympian and former England international Maria Bertelli has been appointed as the new head coach of the England women’s volleyball team. “I am excited, really excited,” said Maria, in an exclusive video interview. “I’ve been involved with the junior and cadets and am keen to re-establish pride in playing for... read more

Volleyball England Foundation looking for new trustees

Volleyball England Foundation looking for new trustees
The Volleyball England Foundation is looking for people passionate about the sport to join its Board of Trustees. A registered charity (No. 1138864), the Foundation has the opportunity to use its philanthropic status to play an important role in helping the sport to flourish in this country. Its principal aims are... read more

GDPR: resources you can use

GDPR: resources you can use
When the new General Data Protection Regulation came into force in May 2017, it set out new standards about how organisations use people’s personal data. The term organisation includes all not-for-profit sports clubs and teams. At your volleyball club, you will likely have created data privacy notices to tell your members,... read more

AON Plus: the members' benefits scheme explained

AON Plus: the members' benefits scheme explained
Are you a registered coach or referee, or a member of a club that is affiliated to Volleyball England? Then that means you are entitled to discounts at loads of leading brands! Volleyball England membership gives access to AON Plus, a benefits scheme where you can access exclusive offers from a... read more

Thousands enjoying HEVO volleyball sessions

Thousands enjoying HEVO volleyball sessions
The Higher Education Volleyball Officer programme continues to help grow the sport, as the latest participation figures reveal.  The mid-year statistics have been released for the scheme, which sees students take up roles as Higher Education Volleyball Officers (HEVOs) in their universities and deliver recreational volleyball sessions for fellow students throughout the... read more

New WADA Prohibited List for 2019

New WADA Prohibited List for 2019
Doping is not something that is exclusive to elite level sport. It doesn’t matter what level of your sport you play at, if you take banned performance enhancing substances – deliberately or accidentally – then you can receive a ban from all sport. So that’s is why everyone who participates in... read more

A message to the membership

A message to the membership
With Christmas nearly here, Volleyball England CEO Janet Inman has a message for the membership... As we approach the end of 2018, it is with a sense of satisfaction and pride we can all look back on a year that has in many respects been challenging, but positive. I want to start by... read more

HEVO Transitions: Setting up a volleyball club

HEVO Transitions: Setting up a volleyball club
Setting up a volleyball club can be hard work and time consuming, but ultimately hugely rewarding. Creating and growing an environment where people enjoy the sport can be special and a lot of fun. From building a club structure to finding a venue, players and funding, there is loads of great advice... read more

London to host CEV Continental Cup

London to host CEV Continental Cup
Next summer international beach volleyball will return to England as London will play host to the first round of the CEV Continental Cup. The European Volleyball Federation (CEV) have confirmed that the Feel Good Too Centre in Leyton (pictured above) is one of eight venues which will host a Continental Cup... read more

Super League splits in two

Super League splits in two
The Volleyball England Super League has reached its halfway stage and will see the top divisions in the men’s and women’s game split into two sections. With each team having played each other once, the top five in each division will play each other twice to battle it out for the... read more

Sitting Grand Prix 3: The Eagles fly in

Sitting Grand Prix 3: The Eagles fly in
(Main pic: Deb Elle Photography) The sitting volleyball community continues to grow as the Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix welcomed another new team at the weekend. In what was the third grand prix of the season, Telford Eagles Sitting Volleyball Club made their debut and enjoyed their first competitive experience. “The Grand Prix... read more

Children’s activity levels revealed in survey

Children’s activity levels revealed in survey
The latest research has revealed for the first time how active children are. The largest survey of its kind, the Active Lives Children and Young People study has revealed that around three million (43.3%) of 5-16-year olds lead active lives, doing an average of 60 or more minutes of physical activity... read more

GB beach volleyball receives grant for Olympic qualification

GB beach volleyball receives grant for Olympic qualification
UK Sport is backing British beach volleyball after it announced the sport has been successful in applying for a grant from the Aspiration Fund. The British Volleyball Federation has been awarded £68,750 for a beach volleyball programme. These vital funds will help Great Britain qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and deliver... read more

National Cup and Shield: The quarter finals beckon

National Cup and Shield: The quarter finals beckon
The 2018/19 Volleyball England National Cup and Shield competitions are finely poised for the new year, after the final matches in the competitions of this calendar year took place at the weekend. The 26th and 27th January will be quarter finals weekend in the premier knockout competition in English volleyball, the National... read more

Sale on now!

Sale on now!
It's not Black Friday or Cyber Monday - but's there's a brilliant sale on the Volleyball England shop! Head there now for great discounts on merchandise including rain coats, waterproof jackets, t-shirts, training gear, pens, caps, ball carriers... and much more! read more

Forum launched for Club Welfare Officers

Forum launched for Club Welfare Officers
Volleyball England has launched a new forum to support club welfare officers. The online forum has been developed as a place for club welfare officers to share their experiences, keep up to date with latest developments, access resources and build a community.  “The forum means that club welfare officers can build... read more

Return to the court for Paralympian

Return to the court for Paralympian
The second Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix in November, saw the return of one of the competitions original teams. Surrey may have added Reprobates to their team name (in place of Gators) as a bit of fun for their one off appearance at this year’s Grand Prix, but it was long-standing members... read more

All-star team appearance at sitting volleyball grand prix

All-star team appearance at sitting volleyball grand prix
(Main pic: Phil Smith) There was another great turn out at the second Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix of the season last weekend, including a guest appearance from one star-studded team. Eleven teams entered last weekend’s Grand Prix event as the sport enjoys a rise in popularity at the moment, with new sitting... read more

Entries open for U15 National Championships

Entries open for U15 National Championships
Entries are now open for the National Under 15 Championships. Affiliated schools and junior clubs – who can become Volleyball England member clubs for free – can now register by signing up online for the competition by the deadline of Friday 7th December. The championships will begin in January with... read more

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