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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

Beach volleyball gets its Blue Peter badge

Beach volleyball gets its Blue Peter badge
Beach volleyball is to star on the iconic children’s TV show Blue Peter this Thursday. More young people will get the chance to be inspired by beach volleyball as it features on the show on Thursday 20th September 2018 at 5:30pm on the CBBC channel. In the episode, presenter Radzi Chinyanganya... read more

National Cup sparks season off

National Cup sparks season off
There was a brilliant weekend of National Cup action which raised the curtain on the 2018/19 volleyball season. Teams set out on the road to winning English volleyball’s most prestigious knockout trophy and there was lots of interest for teams outside of the National Volleyball League. 18 non-NVL teams have entered... read more

Entries open for U16 and U18 national championships

Entries open for U16 and U18 national championships
Playing in the National Championships is often one of the highlights of a junior volleyball player’s season. With early rounds welcoming teams of novice ability and the best teams fighting it out to play on the big stage at the Cup Finals, every youngster gets to enjoy competitive volleyball in the... read more

10 things to look forward to at this year's HEVO conference

10 things to look forward to at this year's HEVO conference
This weekend is the Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) conference. As part of the flagship scheme to drive participation in the sport, the students will be developing their knowledge and skills to prepare them to deliver fun, recreational volleyball sessions at their universities in their role as HEVOs. It promises... read more

Another new sitting volleyball club!

Another new sitting volleyball club!
The word that sitting volleyball is an energetic, thrilling and inclusive sport is spreading. Following the news last month of a brand new sitting volleyball club springing up in Buckinghamshire, a new club has now been created in the north of the country. City of Salford Volleyball Club has set... read more

Volleyball Futures programme to launch at conference

Volleyball Futures programme to launch at conference
Everyone with an interest in youth talent development is invited to attend the Volleyball Futures conference, which is set to take place on Saturday 15th September at Loughborough College, Radmoor Road, Loughborough, LE11 3BT from 10am-4pm. Comprising an introduction to the Volleyball Futures programme and practical workshops delivered by Gary Hutt... read more

Workshop to kickstart development of junior volleyball

Workshop to kickstart development of junior volleyball
Do you have passion for junior volleyball? Then an event at the end of this month is a must attend! On Sunday 30th September, SportPark Loughborough will host a Junior Development Network Workshop from 10:45am to 3:30pm to get people together to share ideas and discuss how best to improve the... read more

Bello boys officially named in Team GB

Bello boys officially named in Team GB
Young beach volleyball stars Javier and Joaquin Bello have been officially selected to represent Team GB at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The pair were today named in the British Olympic Association’s 42-strong team for the Games, which take place in Buenos Aires from the 6th to 18th... read more

Membership numbers on the rise

Membership numbers on the rise
Membership to Volleyball England is on the up. Affiliations for the 2018/19 season launched at the start of August and the membership package for this season has been really well received. The number of registered clubs, coaches and officials for 2018/19 are all higher than they were after the first month of... read more

HEVO Programme evolving to help grow volleyball community

HEVO Programme evolving to help grow volleyball community
It’s only two weeks until the Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) conference, which will mark the start of the eighth year of the flagship scheme to increase participation in volleyball. More importantly, it will see the programme developed even further to have a bigger impact on the sport in this country.... read more

How do coaches and refs benefit from membership?

How do coaches and refs benefit from membership?
It’s the mission of any sport’s national governing body to create opportunities for people to enjoy the sport and develop their skills. Passion for volleyball comes in many different forms and it takes people to come together in a variety of roles to deliver volleyball across the country. Coaches and referees... read more

Sport England appoint new Chief Executive

Sport England appoint new Chief Executive
Tim Hollingsworth has been appointed as Sport England’s new Chief Executive.  Tim is currently Chief Executive of the British Paralympic Association, a role he has held since 2011. He replaces Jennie Price, who announced in May that she would be leaving Sport England after 11 years as CEO. Tim... read more

NVL Regulations Updated for new season

NVL Regulations Updated for new season
The countdown has begun for the start of the 2018/19 National Volleyball League (NVL) season and to accompany a fresh top league with a new name and new format, the NVL Regulations have been updated to ensure they are ready for the season ahead.  As part of an annual review process,... read more

Junior Club Membership: Why it's free

Junior Club Membership: Why it's free
“I haven’t come across one person who doesn’t say get more volleyball in schools!” is the impassioned cry from Freda Bussey, Core Market non-executive director of Volleyball England. And in answer to the call Volleyball England is making a significant step to support getting more volleyball into schools and to get... read more

6 ways volleyball is a huge part of university life

6 ways volleyball is a huge part of university life
1. Getting into the sport University is often a place where people first really get into volleyball. Students get the chance to try lots of new activities and sports, and many fall in love with volleyball. That’s why the Higher Education Volleyball Officer (HEVO) programme is so brilliant. The... read more

First Home Nations Junior Beach Cup a golden success

First Home Nations Junior Beach Cup a golden success
After three days of competition at Cardiff Beach Volleyball Centre, the first Home Nations Junior Beach Volleyball Cup had a memorable end for England’s men and women on Wednesday 8th August, with teams taking gold medals home from across the border. The brainchild of Denise Austin, the tournament followed a unique format... read more

Sitting Volleyball plants roots in Buckinghamshire

Sitting Volleyball plants roots in Buckinghamshire
Sitting Bucks Volleyball is a new club that has slid on to the scene and is set to make an impact on the accessibility of sitting volleyball in England. Founded after identifying a geographical gap in the spread of sitting volleyball clubs across England, Steve Smith, referee veteran of the sitting volleyball... read more

What does affiliation do for grassroots clubs?

What does affiliation do for grassroots clubs?
If your club plays in the National Volleyball League (NVL), then it is easy to see the value of affiliating to Volleyball England. It allows your club to enter the national league and National Cup, which is delivered by the national governing body. For non-NVL clubs though, you may have asked... read more

Sitting Volleyball is back – who’s up for the Grand Prix?

Sitting Volleyball is back – who’s up for the Grand Prix?
It seems only five minutes since the Sheffield VC and East London Lynx were live on BBC Sport battling it out in a titanic Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix Final – but the premier competition in sitting volleyball is back! Entries for the Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2018-19 are now open, with... read more

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