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First coaches qualify on new look level 1 award

First coaches qualify on new look level 1 award
Since launching earlier in 2018, the revamped initial qualification for anyone looking to get into coaching volleyball has got off to a flying start, with some of the first courses to run being hosted at Newcastle College in April. We caught up with Mark Steutel, Programme Leader at Newcastle College, and Paul... read more

Senior women's head coach role open to applications

Senior women's head coach role open to applications
The top job in women’s volleyball in this country is available, as Volleyball England today opened applications for the role of Head Coach of the senior women’s national squad. The volunteer role works on a contract basis and is up for re-appointment. Applications are open until 9am on Monday 20th August... read more

Team Northumbria withdraw from the NVL

Team Northumbria withdraw from the NVL
There will be new teams fighting it out for the top honours in English volleyball as Team Northumbria have withdrawn from the National Volleyball League (NVL) for the forthcoming season. One of the most successful clubs of recent times, the university’s women’s team are the reigning National Cup champions, while the... read more

Be volleyball's voice in performance funding consultation

Be volleyball's voice in performance funding consultation
UK Sport is currently running a consultation about funding for Olympic and Paralympic sports. Here's a message from Volleyball England's CEO Janet Inman who is urging those who are passionate about volleyball to get the sport's voice heard in the consultation... As you know, under the current UK Sport investment policy Volleyball... read more

Annual Report released

Annual Report released
The Volleyball England Annual Report is out now and available to download.  Looking back over the past 12 months, the report delves into how Volleyball England has been finding new ways of working to move the sport. Volunteers have been a huge part of that and helped to revitalise many projects,... read more

Success in the states: Ryan Poole

Success in the states: Ryan Poole
Even as one of the rising stars of English volleyball, Ryan Poole’s latest achievement is very special indeed. Already an England international on the beach and indoor, as well as experienced at the top level of the National Volleyball League, Ryan has underlined his potential by heading stateside and claiming college... read more

5 teams which show why non-NVL teams love the National Cup

5 teams which show why non-NVL teams love the National Cup
Like all the best cup competitions, the National Cup is never short of giant killings. Teams from outside of the National Volleyball League often save their best performances of the season for volleyball’s showpiece competition. From reaching a national final to hosting the English champions, last year’s heroics from non-NVL teams... read more

Tribute to Serena Morten

Tribute to Serena Morten
It is with great sorrow that Volleyball England shares the news of the passing of Serena Morten. She became ill at the Super 8s Finals and in her persistent way still came along to the junior finals and Inter Regional Championship to do what she does best: be there for everyone. Shortly... read more

Club Life: Safety First

Club Life: Safety First
Every volleyball club needs people to take on roles to ensure the club runs properly. In our ‘Club Life’ series, we’ve been finding out what it is like to hold different roles and be part of a club committee. We’ve gone behind the scenes at Wapping Wildcats, a club that play... read more

Listening in: what will the 2018 club survey reveal?

Listening in: what will the 2018 club survey reveal?
Volleyball England wants to better serve its members. That’s why the national governing body are reaching out to clubs to get their perception of Volleyball England and what it provides. A link to a survey has been sent to each club secretary asking them to give feedback on behalf of their... read more

Club Survey 2018 deadline announced

Club Survey 2018 deadline announced
The deadline for the Club Survey 2018 has been announced. Secretaries of all affiliated clubs will need to have completed the survey by 23:59pm on Sunday 1st July.  The link has been sent to all secretaries of all affiliated clubs to complete on behalf of their clubs. There has been a good... read more

Partners wanted to host the National Cup Finals

Partners wanted to host the National Cup Finals
The cup finals of the 2018/19 volleyball season will have a fresh look as bids will be welcomed to hosts the events.  The decision to work with partners to host the finals follows a review of the National Cup Finals by the Competitions Working Group.  “Working with partners to host the finals is... read more

Bello boys seal Youth Olympic Games spot

Bello boys seal Youth Olympic Games spot
Javier and Joaquin Bello will represent Great Britain at the Youth Olympic Games this October in Buenos Aires.  The brothers took a magnificent 5th place at last week's CEV Youth Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Finals in Austria, where they represented England, to seal qualification and a place on Team GB for... read more

Club Life: The Players’ Mentor

Club Life: The Players’ Mentor
In our ‘Club Life’ series, we’ve gone behind the scenes at London League club Wapping Wildcats to find out more about what it takes to run a volleyball club. We’ve spoken to: chairman Cormac Byrne about what it is like leading from the front and the man controlling the... read more

Take a listen: how feedback has sparked positive change

Take a listen: how feedback has sparked positive change
While the current 2018 Club Survey aims to find out what affiliated clubs think of Volleyball England, the most recent previous surveys, conducted in 2015 and 2016, were focused on the membership and participation. The findings revealed three key areas which were important to members: club funding, safeguarding and competitions.... read more

Club Life: Holding the purse strings

Club Life: Holding the purse strings
In our current ‘Club Life’ series, we’re delving into some of the roles people take on to run volleyball clubs. We’ve gone behind the scenes at Wapping Wildcats, who play in the local London League, to chat to the key people at their club. In the previous instalment, we got the... read more

Talent shines at Inter Regional Championships

Talent shines at Inter Regional Championships
The bank holiday weekend saw a thrilling Inter Regional Championships. A showcase of the best junior volleyball talent in the country, the competition saw U15 and U17 teams battle it out to see their region crowned champions. Players pushed aside any local club rivalries to enjoy the honour of representing... read more

It's the big weekend for junior volleyball

It's the big weekend for junior volleyball
This May bank holiday will see one the biggest junior volleyball competitions in the calendar taking place. A riot of noise and colour, the Inter Regional Championships sees the brightest young talent in the country battle it out for glory over three days.   It’s a special competition which sees players push... read more

Club life: The Leading Role

Club life: The Leading Role
There are hundreds of volleyball clubs around the country and one thing they all have in common is: they need volunteers to run the club. These are the committed club members who step up to organise everything from the finances, league paperwork, training, coaching, matches, events – and just about anything... read more

We're listening: your perception of Volleyball England

We're listening: your perception of Volleyball England
It has always been the goal of Volleyball England to provide the products and services its members want and need.  Connecting and engaging with the core market is a top priority. Even though making tough decisions inevitably means not everyone will be happy, the national governing body has always sought the views... read more

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