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Update: new Tier 4 visa guidance

Update: new Tier 4 visa guidance
A statement has been issued to give further guidance to International Students who play sport under the terms of the Tier 4 visa. The update comes after there had been concerns about the status of international students on Tier 4 visas to be eligible to play any sport outside of... read more

BUCS Volleyball Finals live on Volleyball England Facebook

BUCS Volleyball Finals live on Volleyball England Facebook
Next week's BUCS Big Wednesday volleyball finals will be streamed live on the Volleyball England Facebook page. With four volleyball trophies up for grabs, this year’s university sports finals will take place on Wednesday 27th March, with the volleyball action beginning at 10am live on the Volleyball England Facebook page. There... read more

Rome to host 2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

Rome to host 2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships
It has been announced that Rome will host the 2021 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships. The Championships form a central part of the joint 2019-2022 strategy from the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), the Italian Volleyball Federation (FIPAV) and the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), with the aim to develop beach volleyball in Italy... read more

Teach on the beach!

Teach on the beach!
Have a passion for beach volleyball? Interested in coaching the sport? Then, the Beach Volleyball Coaching Clinic is the perfect way to get started. Taking place in Oxford on Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April 2019, the two-day clinic will see attendees learn more about the intricacies of the sport and provide... read more

National Volleyball League open to new teams

National Volleyball League open to new teams
Applications for new teams to join the National Volleyball League (NVL) for the 2019-2020 season are now open. With 15 leagues and 131 teams from across England and Wales, the National Volleyball League is the pinnacle of competitive volleyball in this country. New teams join every year and eight teams are... read more

England will not host NEVZA this year

England will not host NEVZA this year
The North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Championships, which take place in October, will not be hosted in England this year. The National Volleyball Centre at Kettering has played host to fellow NEVZA nations for the past six years, having hosted the Under 19 competition for the past three years, as... read more

You're never too old to try volleyball!

You're never too old to try volleyball!
Playing sport is for you. It’s about the way it makes you feel, the health benefits it gives you and the friends you make. It doesn’t matter how old, talented or experienced you are, everyone can enjoy the buzz of playing sport – and volleyball is no exception. In fact, SCC... read more

International students advised to seek visa guidance

International students advised to seek visa guidance
Volleyball England is directing players, clubs and universities towards seeking expert advice about the eligibility of international students at British universities to play sport outside of university competition. Recent announcements have caused concern that students playing for and/or coaching sports clubs in local, regional and national level competition could be a... read more

New survey reveals students’ commitment to volleyball

New survey reveals students’ commitment to volleyball
The results of a large survey have revealed just how big a role volleyball plays in university life. 1070 students who play volleyball at university answered a questionnaire on their experience of volleyball in higher education. The results underlined why university is often the place where people develop their long-term passion... read more

England beach teams announced for Continental Cup in London

England beach teams announced for Continental Cup in London
The Feel Good Too Centre in Leyton will be hosting the CEV Continental Cup this summer and the players who will be representing England on home sand have been selected. A route to qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, the Continental Cup is a prestigious event and hosting it in England... read more

National Cup Finals tickets - out now!

National Cup Finals tickets - out now!
Champions will be crowned. Trophies will be lifted. The best volleyball players in the country will be hoping to make the most of their shot at glory on the biggest stage.That’s right, the National Cup Finals weekend is just two months away – and you get can your... read more

Volleyball Futures: the best approach to athlete development

Volleyball Futures: the best approach to athlete development
The Easter bank holiday weekend will see the first camp of the Volleyball Futures programme, which aims to spread expertise on the best way to develop talented volleyball players. Held at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering, the event is for coaches and players of the under 15 regional squads and... read more

Semi-finalists confirmed in Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix

Semi-finalists confirmed in Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix
(Main pic: Phil Smith)  The line-up for the semi-finals of the Sitting Grand Prix finals are now confirmed, after the curtain came down on the regular season at the weekend. There was another excellent turn out for the fifth and final Grand Prix of the season, with 12 teams at the National... read more

A new mission for Volleyball England

A new mission for Volleyball England
While the recent announcement that Sport England is backing volleyball with funding for the next two years is great news, the reality is that the outlook for all sports in this country is changing.  In a Christmas message, Volleyball England Chief Executive Officer Janet Inman reflected that to move forward... read more

UK Sport unveils funding for a wider range of sports

UK Sport unveils funding for a wider range of sports
There is hope that volleyball will receive more funding for its top-level athletes, after UK Sport announced a new strategy for funding Olympic and Paralympic Sport. As a sport with small chance of achieving a medal at a Games, volleyball, along with many other sports, receives little funding for its... read more

IBB Polonia London win NEVZA Club Championships

IBB Polonia London win NEVZA Club Championships
(Main pic credit: Steve Smith)  IBB Polonia London enjoyed a glorious return to European volleyball as they won gold at the NEVZA Club Championships 2019.  The current Super League leaders travelled to Copenhagen to fly the flag for English volleyball over the weekend in the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Club... read more

Volleyball Futures camp to lead way on player development

Volleyball Futures camp to lead way on player development
A volleyball camp over the Easter weekend will lead the way in developing how coaches nurture young talent. The event will also be the perfect opportunity for promising under 15 players to find out how to build their potential and what it takes to make it into the England youth squads.... read more

CEV Continental Cup draw made for London event

CEV Continental Cup draw made for London event
The CEV Continental Cup is bringing international beach volleyball to London in May and the draw for the competition has revealed who England will face in the competition, which is a possible route to qualification for Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  Hosted at the Feel Good Too Sport Centre in Leyton on... read more

Junior development: next workshop to take place this month

Junior development: next workshop to take place this month
The second junior volleyball development workshop will take place on Saturday 16th February. The workshop will see the group, which is developing an improved way of how children experience the sport, meet at SportPark, Loughborough – and anyone with a passion for junior volleyball is encouraged to come along.  Following a very... read more

Uni of Essex land the double in the Student Cup

Uni of Essex land the double in the Student Cup
The University of Essex were indomitable at the weekend, taking a clean sweep by winning the women’s and men’s Student Cups. Having won the men’s trophy and been the runners-up in the women’s competition last year, 2019 saw them go one better to take both trophies back to the trophy cabinet... read more

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