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Could a course further your volleyball career?

Could a course further your volleyball career?
For many of the volleyball community, the sport is a passion that lasts a lifetime. As well as playing, there are so many ways to enjoy the sport including coaching, refereeing and volunteering at events or your club. Taking a course can set you on the journey to getting a buzz... read more

Invictus Games review part one: the icing on the cake

Invictus Games review part one: the icing on the cake
Last month saw the fourth edition of the Invictus Games as the competition headed to the southern hemisphere for the first time. The adaptive sports games for wounded, injured and sick service personnel headed down under as Sydney hosted the 2018 Games. Sitting volleyball was again included as part of the... read more

Trials open for England junior squads

Trials open for England junior squads
Following the successful open trials for the Team England volleyball cadet (under 17) squad last month, it’s now turn for players to try out for the England junior (under 19) squad. Open trials for the junior squad will take place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering (NN15 6PB) on the... read more

The mental attributes of volleyball performance

The mental attributes of volleyball performance
The Volleyball Psychology series appears on the Time Out newsletter each month. In the second feature in the series, we look at what mental attributes are required to be successful at volleyball. The series has now moved on to looking at how to build different types of mental attributes - you... read more

Want to work with Team England youth squads?

Want to work with Team England youth squads?
Two of Team England’s women age groups squads are looking for head coaches and assistants. The positions available are:          England junior (under 19) squad Head Coach          England cadet (under 17) squads Head Coach          England junior squad assistant coaches (multiple positions)    ... read more

NEVZA Day three: Sweden are double champions!

NEVZA Day three: Sweden are double champions!
Main image: Phil Gibbin Photography. A brilliant weekend of volleyball was capped off at the National Volleyball Centre as the NEVZA U19 Championships came to a close. It was double delight for Sweden as they were crowned the men’s and women’s champions. Both the finals were fought between Norway and Sweden. The women’s final... read more

NEVZA Day two: England to battle for bronze

NEVZA Day two: England to battle for bronze
Team England’s will compete for the bronze medal in the NEVZA U19 Championships in the men's and women's competitions after Saturday’s knockout stages. After cruising through the quarter finals both teams were defeated in the semi finals but will be positive about their prospect of winning a medal. Sunday is finals day at... read more

NEVZA U19 Day one: England finish second in the pools

NEVZA U19 Day one: England finish second in the pools
Team England have made a solid start to the NEVZA Under 19 Championships after the opening day’s play at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. Hosts for a third year running, Team England’s men and women each won one of their two pool matches and ensured a more favourable quarter finals draw... read more

England squads announced for NEVZA U19 Championships

England squads announced for NEVZA U19 Championships
The England squads for this weekend’s NEVZA U19 Championships have been announced. The tournament which runs from Friday to Sunday at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering and will see England Volleyball compete against Denmark, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Tickets are still available from the Volleyball England shop... read more

Club Survey 2018: What you said

Club Survey 2018: What you said
The results of the club survey, carried out earlier in the year, are now available on the website. The insight gathered paves the way for Volleyball England to improve delivery and support development of services to its members. The Club Survey reached out to over 400 registered clubs to give... read more

Could open sessions be the way to develop your junior club?

Could open sessions be the way to develop your junior club?
Developing the next generation of volleyball players and enthusiasts is high on the agenda right now. One of the first things Nick Shaffery did in his role as the new Children and Young People Working Group Lead, was to organise a Junior Network Development Conference to bring together people to help... read more

The end of the journey: Bello brothers in Buenos Aires

The end of the journey: Bello brothers in Buenos Aires
Javier and Joaquin Bello’s journey at the Youth Olympic Games came to end with a 5th place finish, after they were edged out in the beach volleyball quarter finals by hosts Argentina. Saved as the last match of the day in front of a partisan home crowd, the game lived up... read more

Top of the Pool: Bello brothers in Buenos Aires

Top of the Pool: Bello brothers in Buenos Aires
Javier and Joaquin Bello have had a perfect finish to the pool stage at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after emphatically defeating Togo to make it three wins from three. By finishing top of the pool, the brothers will bypass the round of 24 and will progress straight to... read more

UK Sport announce £3m Aspiration Fund for Tokyo 2020

UK Sport announce £3m Aspiration Fund for Tokyo 2020
Following the launch of UK Sport’s new £3m Aspiration Fund, volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball will have the opportunity to bid for investment to support teams with the potential to reach the Tokyo 2020 Games. Open to Olympic and Paralympic sports who are not currently in UK Sport’s World Class Programme,... read more

Hundreds enjoy beach tour 2017/18

Hundreds enjoy beach tour 2017/18
As the summer weather started to fade, the Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) reached its conclusion with hundreds of people having enjoyed competitive beach volleyball during the season.The blazing sunshine has seen over 450 players compete on the tour this year. The participation rate has been one of the... read more

"We're confident": the Bellos in Buenos Aires

They often say twins are inseparable, but the Bello brothers, Javier and Joaquin push that adage to the extreme. Day in, day out, the brothers spend most of their waking hours together. Training twice a day, competing around the world, and were even in the same lessons at school. The Hounslow based... read more

Try out for England! Cadet trials near sign-up deadline

Try out for England! Cadet trials near sign-up deadline
An exciting opportunity for young athletes to join the first step on the England National Talent Pathway has opened, with trials taking place over the weekend of 21st and 22nd October at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering, NN15 6PB – one week before the England junior squads, the next step in... read more

Leicester Athena: the evolution of a volleyball club

Leicester Athena: the evolution of a volleyball club
The This Girl Can campaign celebrates and promotes ‘active women doing their thing no matter how well they do it’. When it comes to volleyball, Leicester Athena Volleyball Club are proof of the appetite of women to play and enjoy the sport. The club was only created three seasons ago but... read more

How important are mental skills for volleyball players?

How important are mental skills for volleyball players?
“Competitive sport is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch court…the space between your ears.” In reality, this quote paraphrases Bobby Jones, substituting the word sport in for golf and court in for course. Jones was a hugely influential and successful American golfer, who beat the best golfers in the... read more

NEVZA U19 championships - tickets out now!

NEVZA U19 championships - tickets out now!
The National Volleyball Centre, Kettering will again be hosting the NEVZA Under 19 Championships – and you can get your tickets now. The championships take place Friday 26th to Sunday 28th October 2018 and see some of the brightest talent from across Europe battle it out over an action-packed three... read more

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