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London dominate first ever Beach Inter Regionals

London dominate first ever Beach Inter Regionals
After 106 matches and 27 Golden Sets, London were crowned the winners of the first-ever Inter Regional U18 Beach Volleyball Championships in both the Men’s and Women’s event. Played in an exciting format, each squad consisted of two pairs. Pair #1 and pair #2 played a dual against pair #1 and pair... read more

Top players battle out at first UKBT Grand Slam event

Top players battle out at first UKBT Grand Slam event
Last weekend saw the first instalment of the UKBT Grand Slam Series take place at Bridlington beach. The event, co-hosted by Active Coast, Skyball and UKBT, which is an elite level event, saw some of the UK and Europe’s top players battle it out for the title.  The women’s draw included the... read more

Sport sector backs plan to get kids active for 1 hour a day

Sport sector backs plan to get kids active for 1 hour a day
With the aim of getting more children active, the Government has outlined its ‘School Sport and Activity Action Plan’, which will aim to give children access to an hour’s physical activity each day. The plan will set out a range of new measures including strengthening the role of sport within young... read more

A great weekend at the Beach Junior Championships

A great weekend at the Beach Junior Championships
With the beach volleyball season in full flow, last weekend saw the best junior players in the country star on the sand. The UK Beach Tour (UKBT) Junior Championships took place at Sandbanks beach, with over 250 up and coming athletes taking part. Hosted by Deep Dish Beach Volleyball, the Championships were... read more

GB Sitting Volleyball squad set for European Championships

GB Sitting Volleyball squad set for European Championships
The Great Britain Women’s Sitting Volleyball team will be competing in the European Championships next week and the squad has been revealed. Head coach Ian Legrand has selected ten players for the championships in Budapest, which is a potential route to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The group has great... read more

First Beach Inter Regional Championships

First Beach Inter Regional Championships
The Inter Regional Championships are always a huge hit and now this weekend they're heading onto the sand! The Inter Regional Beach Volleyball Championships 2019  will take place this Saturday and Sunday, 13-14 July at the Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre.  The first event of its kind in the UK, teams from eight... read more

Annual Report Snippet: Competitions

Annual Report Snippet: Competitions
In this year's Volleyball England Annual Report, Volleyball England's Competitions and Events Coordinator Jonathan Moore reflects that competitions needs to find a new approach to keep delivering highlights to so many players... This year has proved once again the positive impact competitions have on the volleyball community, but I feel we... read more

Club Survey 2019 now open

Club Survey 2019 now open
Affiliated clubs are being asked to give their opinions on Volleyball England in the Club Survey 2019. Each secretary of every registered club has been sent a link to the survey so they can share their views on behalf of their club. The Club Survey 2019 is aiming to build on the feedback... read more

Annual Report 2018/19 published

Annual Report 2018/19 published
The Volleyball England Annual Report is now available to read and download.  Entitled 'The Changing Face of Sport', the Report looks back at the last 12 months and reflects how volleyball needs to adapt as the country's sporting landscape changes. T The report gives a great insight into the current position of... read more

Cadet girls gain vital experience in Sardinia

Cadet girls gain vital experience in Sardinia
The England Cadet girls headed to Italy last weekend to compete in the Sardegna Volleyball Challenge. As well as the pride of representing their country, it gave the team vital tournament experience against high quality opposition - and the honour of winning in an England shirt!  Here the team provided a report... read more

Dedicated to helping next generation of volleyballers

Dedicated to helping next generation of volleyballers
Guest writer Ron Shillingford writes about the great impact Stuart Fullerton is having on the next generation of volleyball players in his area... The London Youth Games is approaching, and it will be an opportunity for a former England volleyball star, now devoting his life to promoting the sport, to gauge how... read more

IBB Polonia London to play in CEV Champions League

IBB Polonia London to play in CEV Champions League
IBB Polonia London will represent England in the CEV Champions League Volley 2020.  After winning the Super League last season, Polonia have entered the premier competition in European volleyball. The draw will see Polonia face Croatian team Mladost Zagreb in round 1, with an away tie between 22-24 October and the home match... read more

Beach volleyball put forward for Birmingham 2022

Beach volleyball put forward for Birmingham 2022
Beach volleyball has moved closer to starring at a major games in England again, after it was confirmed that the sport has been put forward for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. With the Commonwealth Games only able to include a limited number of sports, the Birmingham 2022 committee today confirmed it... read more

University of Nottingham opens new beach courts

University of Nottingham opens new beach courts
The University of Nottingham have invested and developed a new beach volleyball court facility at the Highfields Sports Complex. The Highfields Sports Complex already boasts a number of first-class grass football pitches, rugby pitches and a cricket square supported by the Vaughan Parry Williams and Highfields Pavilion, which provide ample changing facilities... read more

Austin/Evans win historic Beach World Tour bronze

Austin/Evans win historic Beach World Tour bronze
Ellie Austin and Anaya Evans achieved a historic moment for English beach volleyball at the weekend as they won a bronze medal at the FIVB World Tour event in Greece. After having to qualify for the main draw for the event in Ios, Austin and Evans went on a brilliant run which... read more

Non-NVL entries to National Cup/Shield now open

Non-NVL entries to National Cup/Shield now open
Entries for teams from outside the National Volleyball League to enter the 2019/20 National Cup and Shield are now open.   The competition is always popular with non-NVL teams and the entry form for non-NVL teams to enter this year's competition can be downloaded from the right hand column of the read more

Janet Inman to step down as CEO

Janet Inman to step down as CEO
Janet Inman will step down as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Volleyball England at the end of October 2019, after three years at the helm. The Volleyball England chair Adam Walker was quick to thank Janet for all her hard work after she decided to step down from the role. He said:  "Working... read more

AGM to take place in July

AGM to take place in July
Volleyball England's Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 14:15pm on Saturday 27 July, 2019 at Sport Park in Loughborough. More information about the AGM will be released in the coming weeks. Club Conference Preceding the AGM, the inaugural Club Conference will run from 9:45 – 12:45, featuring workshops led by... read more

Scores reversed in England vs Scotland clash

Scores reversed in England vs Scotland clash
England men unfortunately lost out to Scotland in a full international last weekend in an outing that saw a number of English players make their senior debuts. Hoping for a repeat of last year’s 50th anniversary match, which saw the England men triumph 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-20) in Newcastle, the squad travelled... read more

VolleyZone’s initial introduction to volleyball community

VolleyZone’s initial introduction to volleyball community
VolleyZone – the new online platform from Volleyball England – has had its initial introduction to the volleyball community. As the first stage of the portal’s implementation, registrations to the National Volleyball League for the upcoming 2019/20 season will be managed through the system.    Each NVL club has been created a profile... read more

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