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Nominations taken for new Board Directors

Nominations taken for new Board Directors
With Volleyball England’s Annual General Meeting due to take place on July 29, nominations are being taken for seven Director roles on the organisation’s Board. This process follows the successful search for independent Directors which took place last month. Nominees for this next wave of Director roles must be affiliated to Volleyball... read more

A tournament for all the world

A tournament for all the world
                                                                   Photo courtesy of Jon Chater Photography It’s fair to say that the All Nations Tournament, which concluded in London... read more

Addressing our commercial reality

Addressing our commercial reality
An appeal from Stewart Dunne, Chief Operating Officer, Volleyball England Since the start of this year, we have been talking about trying to reduce Volleyball England’s reliance on Sport England funding. While we are grateful for Sport England’s ongoing support, we cannot return to the situation where that support accounted for almost two-thirds... read more

The craziest of years – and the call that changed everything

The craziest of years – and the call that changed everything
It was a couple of years ago that the call came; a call which would change everything for Leeds VC. This was the sort of call which club chairmen up and down the country must dream of taking – but it brought with it expectations and a heavy responsibility which still... read more

Cup entries now being taken for 2017/18

Cup entries now being taken for 2017/18
Teams from outside of the NVL have three weeks left if they want to enter next season’s national Cup competition.  Across both the men’s and women’s competitions last season, one out of every six teams came from outside the NVL pyramid. Two of those teams – Willesden in the men’s competition and... read more

Gregory and Sheaf claim top honours in Denmark

Gregory and Sheaf claim top honours in Denmark
England’s top beach pair of Chris Gregory and Jake Sheaf claimed victory at last weekend’s NEVZA zonal tournament in Kolding, Denmark, as they stepped up their preparations for next year’s Commonwealth Games. The experienced pair had to do it the hard way though, rattling off seven consecutive victories after a surprise defeat... read more

Revisiting VolleyMark

Revisiting VolleyMark
An update from Sam Jamieson, Core Market Officer, Volleyball England In recent months, clubs across the country have been asking what is happening with the Volley 123 and VolleyMark accreditation schemes. Volley 123 comprised three progressive levels of accreditation and helped clubs to demonstrate their commitment to good practice by putting in place... read more

Beach coaching clinic heads to Brentwood

Beach coaching clinic heads to Brentwood
Anyone heading down to Brentwood in a couple of weeks for the next beach coaching clinic will not be left short-changed when it comes to coaching advice. The wannabe Level 1 coaches will have Pete Guernari as their tutor; a decorated 30 year veteran of the coaching scene, with a CV which... read more

Sandbanks hosting BUCS beach comp

Sandbanks hosting BUCS beach comp
The 2016-17 domestic student volleyball season reaches its conclusion this weekend (3-4 June) with the inaugural BUCS (British Universities and Colleges Sport) Beach Volleyball Championships being held on Sandbanks Beach in Poole. The newly established Championships reflect the increasing interest and profile of beach volleyball in the student sector, with highly prized... read more

England take on Scotland

England take on Scotland
In a weekend of home international volleyballing action, England's men's and women's teams took on their Scottish counterparts at Sports Central, home to Super 8 side Team Northumbria. The matches represent the first time that England teams have played in full internationals on English soil since 2007, when England's men beat... read more

Newcastle all set for Battle of Britain match

Newcastle all set for Battle of Britain match
Few sporting occasions stir the blood quite like an England v Scotland clash. This weekend, England’s finest volleyballers will have the chance to experience the oldest of local derbies as both the men’s and women’s national teams take on their Scottish counterparts in a double-header contest. Sport Central in Newcastle, home to... read more

Wanting to be supportive, not instructive

Wanting to be supportive, not instructive
A message from Keith Nicholls, Acting President at Volleyball England Volleyball England has had a very difficult year that has turned the association upside down. However, I believe there is now a lot of positive action taking place - at all levels of the association - that will put Volleyball England and... read more

Celebrating 25 years of volleyball on the Geordie shore

Celebrating 25 years of volleyball on the Geordie shore
Not many people will naturally associate the beaches of Tyne and Wear with the sport of beach volleyball. Yet one of the most picturesque beaches in the region, Tynemouth Longsands, will again play host this year to the Tynemouth Beach Volleyball Tournament as it celebrates its 25th anniversary. As this most... read more

Creating a powerful brand

Creating a powerful brand
After the success of the recent Logo Wars competition, which saw New Forest Volleyball emerge from a hard-fought contest to gain the accolade of the best logo in the country, we wanted to dig a little deeper into the stories behind some of the leading logos. So, we spoke to six... read more

Funding bid submitted; now for the AGM

Funding bid submitted; now for the AGM
A message from Janet Inman, Interim Chief Executive Officer at Volleyball England Last Monday (May 15), we submitted our latest funding application to Sport England. If accepted, this will provide the resource we need to continue to develop volleyball between now and 2021. It will be mid-June before we find out... read more

New Forest grabs Logo Wars crown

New Forest grabs Logo Wars crown
Anyone who follows Volleyball England on Twitter can’t have failed to notice the Logo Wars competition which ran in the days preceding the Super 8s play-off finals weekend. Hundreds of votes were cast on every day of the six day contest to determine who had the best club logo in the country. In... read more

Docklands retain Men's Super 8 place

Docklands retain Men's Super 8 place
London Docklands will again compete in the Men’s Super 8 next season after they beat Richmond 3-1 in the promotion play-off match last weekend. Richmond, whose fine end of season form propelled them into the play-off spot, will have to do it all again in Division 1 next year. History was always against... read more

Discussions underway over future volleyball programmes

Discussions underway over future volleyball programmes
On Cup Finals weekend in early April, long after the final ball had been served on Saturday, one group of volleyballers were still burning the midnight oil at a nearby hotel, engaged in ongoing discussions about the immediate future for volleyball in this country. Since the restructure of Volleyball England (VE), the... read more

IBB Polonia London v Sheffield Hallam

IBB Polonia London v Sheffield Hallam
CHAMPAGNE MOMENT! IBB Polonia are the Men’s Super 8s champions! They’ve done it – the double double! Polonia lift the Super 8 title to go with their cup title, for the second year running. Quite some achievement. But all credit to Sheffield for pushing them as hard as they have done – many... read more

Team Northumbria vs Team Durham

Team Northumbria vs Team Durham
CHAMPAGNE MOMENT! Team Durham are the Super 8s women’s champions! After a five-year reign at the top for Team Northumbria, they lose out to the new champs – Durham. The hall turns purple, Durham are ecstatic. Northumbria meanwhile, are as dejected a group of players as you’ll ever see. Not that anyone... read more

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