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Joel Banks: The Brit leading Finland at European Champs

Joel Banks: The Brit leading Finland at European Champs
Tomorrow night will see a huge quarter final in the men’s EuroVolley Championships – and an important part of history for English volleyball. Fans will be able to watch Finland vs. France live on EuroVolley TV and will be able to spot Joel Banks – the English head coach of the... read more

Entries open for Junior Competitions

Entries open for Junior Competitions
As the most prestigious competitions for young players, the Volleyball England Junior National Championships are a season highlight for volleyball’s next generation. They also give youngsters of all experiences a taste of competitive volleyball. With early rounds welcoming teams of novice ability and the best teams fighting it out to play on... read more

The key to gameplay: Volleyball Fundamentals

The key to gameplay: Volleyball Fundamentals
Sharing expertise on how to best develop talent – that’s what the Volleyball Futures programme is all about. After launching last year, the programme is now opening to all clubs and coaches. Focusing on the latest thinking on talent development, there will be a camp on Saturday 26th October with... read more

Help 4 Heroes on top at first Sitting Grand Prix

Help 4 Heroes on top at first Sitting Grand Prix
Sitting Volleyball was back in some style with the first Grand Prix of 2019-20 season. A great turnout saw 11 teams head to the National Volleyball Centre to take part and there were some shock results in the opening event. Tier 1 After winning the Sitting Grand Prix title in the showpiece... read more

Going pro: Fullerton's Austria adventure

Going pro: Fullerton's Austria adventure
Feature written by Ron Shillingford Anyone in the UK aspiring to be a professional volleyball player must go abroad to pursue that ambition, which is exactly what Londoner Nathan Fullerton has done. The son of former England players Stuart and Charmaine Fullerton, volleyball was the obvious sporting pursuit for young Nathan, twin sister... read more

Volleyball Futures launches to clubs and primary age mentors

Volleyball Futures launches to clubs and primary age mentors
Volleyball Futures – which shares knowledge on how best to improve young volleyball players – is opening to all clubs and coaches. The programme will also see the launch of Primary Volleyball – the new approach to introducing volleyball to children under 11. The maiden event will see a workshop showing anyone who... read more

BRILLIANT BRONZE FOR GB & NI AT THE WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES

BRILLIANT BRONZE FOR GB & NI AT THE WORLD TRANSPLANT GAMES
(Main pic: Phil Horan Photography) The Great Brtitain & Northern Ireland transplant volleyball team have come away from the 2019 World Transplant Games with a hard-fought bronze medal. The 2019 Games were held in Newcastle-Gateshead from 17 to 23 August, and the GB & NI volleyball squad have worked hard over the last... read more

Establishing a volleyball club: Stafford Knights

Establishing a volleyball club: Stafford Knights
Volleyball clubs don’t just spring into existence. That rings of stating the obvious, but when you stop to consider it, every club has its own story. They are built from people’s passion for volleyball and growing sense of community – not to mention a bucket load of effort and energy. One of... read more

Help for those with long-term health problems to be active

Help for those with long-term health problems to be active
An inspiring new campaign - We Are Undefeatable - is being launched to support the one in four (15 million) people in England who live with one or more long-term health conditions, such as diabetes, cancer, arthritis and Parkinson’s. By recognising the unique barriers people with health conditions face, the campaign... read more

World Tour bronzes for England's beach stars

World Tour bronzes for England's beach stars
A special summer for English beach volleyball got even better at the weekend, as England won two FIVB World Tour medals. After Ellie Austin and Anaya Evans ended England’s 20-year wait for a World Tour medal in June, England’s beach stars added two more World Tour medals at the latest event in... read more

Batrane makes Grand Slam history on Beach Tour

Batrane makes Grand Slam history on Beach Tour
Bournemouth once again saw the UKBT Championship come to town, hosted by Deep Dish Beach Volleyball. The event hosted a number of different level events including the 4* Plate Championships and the big one, the 5* Grand Slam Series Championships. It was a sunny yet windy weekend and all players battled it... read more

NVL Player Registrations now open

NVL Player Registrations now open
National Volleyball League Player Registration is now open for the 2019-20 season. Each NVL team now needs to have 8 players registered by the date of their first match.  The process is new for this season as Player Registration is carried out on VolleyZone - the new portal for volleyball. This... read more

Great weekend at Home Nations Beach Championships

Great weekend at Home Nations Beach Championships
Main pic: Chilled Photography Limited The 2019 Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Championships took place 9-11th August at the Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre. In only its second year, the event has grown from strength to strength with 64 young international players competing for the title. The format follows the Continental Cup (beach volleyball... read more

The Club Survey: the early findings

The Club Survey: the early findings
The deadline for completing the Club Survey of Friday 23rd August is getting near and lots of clubs have already shared their views. Any clubs secretaries that have not completed the short survey are encouraged to do so before the deadline and will be sent a reminder about the survey shortly. The... read more

Beach volleyball confirmed for Birmingham 2022

Beach volleyball confirmed for Birmingham 2022
It has been officially confirmed that beach volleyball will be part of the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The Commonwealth members voted to officially ratify the decision to include the sport. “It is fantastic to receive the final confirmation that beach volleyball will star at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham,” says Volleyball... read more

Coaching Conference launched for 2019

Coaching Conference launched for 2019
Taking place on Saturday 7th September in Loughborough, this year’s coaching conference has got an international feel as we welcome back to England two outstanding coach practitioners. The day will comprise coaching clinics on topics including; ‘blocking systems and tactics’ and ‘the role of the middle hitter’ and a chance to get... read more

New CEO and Deputy CEO appointed

New CEO and Deputy CEO appointed
Sue Storey has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Volleyball England following the announcement that Janet Inman will step down from the role. Starting in November 2019, Sue joins Volleyball England from the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) where she has been for the last 7½ years. Bringing... read more

Player registration: why it’s needed

Player registration: why it’s needed
The 2019-20 season will see the introduction of player registration fees for Volleyball England junior competitions, the Student Cup and sitting volleyball competitions. With volleyball facing a £136k drop in central funding next year, this is a vital step to protecting the sustainability of these competitions. While these competitions will continue... read more

Registration for coaches, referees and clubs now live

Registration for coaches, referees and clubs now live
Volleyball England club, coach and referee affiliations for the 2019-20 season are now live on VolleyZone, the new portal for the volleyball community. While membership for 2018-19 has been extended to August 15th 2019, affiliations for the new season are now open. This gives a two-week period to affiliate for 2019-20... read more

Volleyball England affiliations for 2018-19 extended

Volleyball England affiliations for 2018-19 extended
Volleyball England registrations for clubs, coaches and referees for the 2018-19 affiliation year have been extended. Affiliations for the 2018-19 season will now run until August 15th at 23:59. Registered coaches, clubs and referees will retain access to their member benefits, including their £5million worth of public liability insurance for this extended... read more

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