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A great opening day at the Continental Cup!

A great opening day at the Continental Cup!
It was a brilliant opening day of the CEV Continental Cup as international beach volleyball returned to London. With tickets available for free, there was a busy crowd at the Feel Good Too centre in Leyton. The event which made possible thanks to Waltham Forest Council and managed by SideOut was also... read more

CEV Continental Cup: the essential info

CEV Continental Cup: the essential info
This weekend (May 25 and 26) sees international beach volleyball return to the capital. As the CEV Continental Cup round 1 takes place in Leyton, with England in action. Here's everything you need to know if you want to go along and watch - it's free...   Match times The Feel... read more

Late changes to the line-up for the Continental Cup

Late changes to the line-up for the Continental Cup
Phil Smith will play for England at this weekend’s beach volleyball CEV Continental Cup, after Joaquin Bello was forced to withdraw through injury. International beach volleyball is returning to the capital with the first round of the Continental Cup, which is a route to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A... read more

The future of volleyball in a changing world

The future of volleyball in a changing world
A blog piece from Volleyball England CEO Janet Inman:  I’ve really enjoyed the indoor season and look forward to the summer on the beach, but my thinking has never been far away from the long-term future of our sport and the challenges we still face. Over the years, our funding from Sport England... read more

UKBT to deliver Volleyball England Beach Tour

UKBT to deliver Volleyball England Beach Tour
The Volleyball England Beach Tour will have an action-packed calendar this season, after Volleyball England agreed an exciting new partnership with UK Beach Tour (UKBT). Led by former England beach volleyball star Jake Sheaf, UKBT are event management professionals in beach volleyball competitions and will deliver this season’s Volleyball England Beach Tour. There... read more

Conference launched to aid club development

Conference launched to aid club development
Are you part of running a volleyball club? If so, then a brand-new initiative could help take your club to the next level. Volleyball England is launching the Club Conference 2019, an event featuring a host of exclusive workshops on different areas of volleyball club development. Taking place on Saturday 27th... read more

Nominations open for 2019 Annual Awards

Nominations open for 2019 Annual Awards
Providing a platform to recognise and reward those special individuals and clubs who go the extra mile to create a fantastic environment and experience for volleyball in England, the 2019 edition of the annual awards are open for nominations. Inviting submissions across nine established award categories and one new safeguarding award,... read more

New look Level 2 coaching qualification proves a hit

New look Level 2 coaching qualification proves a hit
The Level 2 coaching volleyball qualification has been relaunched with a fresh new look. The initial new look 1st4Sport UKCC Level 2 course in coaching volleyball took place in January and was well received by the maiden cohort of learners and tutors. A second course is set to take place in Bristol... read more

National U14 Festival a great success!

National U14 Festival a great success!
This month saw the very first National U14 JuVoTo Festival. It was a great event with over 140 players and 13 young volunteers from several clubs helping to run the event. Thirty-five teams from around the country headed to University of Wolverhampton to play in the competition which was organised and run... read more

Change of venue for Inter Regional Championships

Change of venue for Inter Regional Championships
This month’s Inter Regional Championships will take place at two new venues after exceptional circumstances forced a change of venue. The Under 17 event will be hosted at the University of Warwick, with the Under 15 competition taking place at the University of Leicester over the bank holiday weekend of May 25-27,... read more

9 essential tips for coaching young people

9 essential tips for coaching young people
What makes a volleyball session enjoyable for children? On last month’s Volleyball England Coaching Newsletter we shared a resource from UK Coaching about ‘What makes your session unmissable for young people?’   Coaching young people comes with different challenges and responsibilities to working with adults. Being a mentor to young people... read more

HEVO Programme open to applications for 2019/20

HEVO Programme open to applications for 2019/20
Applications for the Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) Programme have now opened for the 2019/20 academic year. With the launch, the HEVO Information Pack 2019/20, which has the details of the programme for the forthcoming year, is now available too.   The HEVO programme sees students take up official ambassadorial roles as... read more

Richmond and Tameside win U18 championships

Richmond and Tameside win U18 championships
The Under 18 Championships provided the finale to the Cup Finals weekend 2019 - and they didn't disappoint! Richmond men were absolute superb as they defeated Wessex to claim the men's U18 title. While in the women's U18 final, Tameside overcame Richmond in a pulsating five-set match to become national champions.  Tameside take... read more

Leeds RGA crowned Women's Shield winners

Leeds RGA crowned Women's Shield winners
Leeds RGA VC captured the Women's Shield after defeating London Inter Women 3-1.  Coach Penny Speers's team enjoyed a great battle against the ladies from the capital and had to produce some fine volleyball to claim take the honours.  London Inter started well and looked like they were going to notch the first... read more

Tendring storm to Men's Shield victory

Tendring storm to Men's Shield victory
Tendring are the Men's Shield champions 2019 after a dominant display against Nasze UK Intervolley Manchester.  The Essex side made a ferocious start. Colton Smethurst's serve was causing Manchester problems while Vorderer and Gagner were an imposing presence at the net. When it was Gagner's turn to serve his side won an... read more

Cherwell and Richmond claim U16 National Cups

Cherwell and Richmond claim U16 National Cups
The Under 16 National Cup Finals saw Oxford Students/Cherwell produce a remarkable turnaround to take the boys' title, which Richmond added yet another accolade to their weekend with the U16 girls' title.  Cherwell are champions Oxford Students/Cherwell came back from two sets down to take a brilliant win in the boys' competition.  The opening... read more

Durham win the Men's National Cup 2019!

Durham win the Men's National Cup 2019!
Durham Palatinates won the Men's National Cup in a fantastic encounter against IBB Polonia London.  Polonia were looking to add the National Cup to their Super League title but Durham produced a stirring comeback to deny them and lift the National Cup themselves.   It was Polonia who started the better, opening up a... read more

Durham take Women's National Cup!

Durham take Women's National Cup!
Durham Palatinates defeated Team Northumbria in straight sets to win the Women's National Cup 2019.  The first set was always going to be crucial and Durham had to dig very deep to win it. After an even start, Northumbria wrestled control at the business end of the first set. They got into... read more

Richmond do the double in the Under 15 championships

Richmond do the double in the Under 15 championships
Richmond Volleyball underlined their reputation for producing brilliant young players by winning both the Girls' and Boys' Under 15 National Cups.  In the Girls competition, Richmond faced cup final debutants Urmston Grammar. The team from the North West showed no nerves and with the first set delicately poised at 15-15, Urmston found... read more

Sheffield crowned Sitting Volleyball champions!

Sheffield crowned Sitting Volleyball champions!
Sheffield Volleyball Club retained their Sitting Grand Prix title with victory in an epic five-set win over East London Lynx.  The final was a rematch of last year and it was a similar story with a close encounter that went to and fro. The first set was nip and tuck before the... read more

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