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England to play in Novotel Cup

England to play in Novotel Cup
England will be back on the international stage early next year, as the women's and men's senior teams compete in the Novotel Cup.  Taking place from 3rd-5th January 2020, England will face Iceland, Scotland and hosts Luxembourg in the traditional tournament.  The return to international competition will give the best English players the... read more

Polonia Ladies take silver at NEVZA Club Champs

Polonia Ladies take silver at NEVZA Club Champs
The 2019 Women’s NEVZA Club Championships came to Surrey at the weekend and Polonia Ladies VC achieved a brilliant silver medal as they flew the flag for England. Over three days of action, six teams battled it out for the coveted European title which attracts excellent teams from the North European zone.... read more

VolleyZone: what's the aim?

VolleyZone: what's the aim?
The online portal VolleyZone was introduced in the summer as Volleyball England strives to create a platform that is the home of the volleyball community. Since the VolleyZone project commenced, creating such an important resource has come with challenges. “There is no hiding that implementing VolleyZone has had some challenges,” says Sam Jamieson,... read more

VolleyZone FAQs

VolleyZone FAQs
VolleyZone - the online portal for the volleyball community - is where you can assign yourself to teams, purchase memberships, enter competitions, get your player registrations and manage your teams.  The latest article on the website 'VolleyZone: what's the aim?' explores how there have been challenges with implementing the system but... read more

QTS sponsorship boost to Bellos' Olympic dream

QTS sponsorship boost to Bellos' Olympic dream
England beach volleyball stars Javier and Joaquin Bello will benefit from a sponsorship deal as they join QTS Group’s successful Youth Athlete Programme. The twin brothers, who have represented their country on the beach and indoor, will join three other English athletes who will receive sponsorship from the leading rail infrastructure contractor,... read more

South West Volleyball Association celebrates reaching 50!

South West Volleyball Association celebrates reaching 50!
The South West Volleyball Association (SWVA) has been celebrating its 50th birthday! This weekend saw celebrations of the organisation reaching the milestone and all the volleyball history the area has seen. There was the annual veterans tournament and a 50th anniversary buffet event, with displays and mementos from the last five decades. The SWVA... read more

Surrey hosts NEVZA Women's Club Championships next weekend

Surrey hosts NEVZA Women's Club Championships next weekend
In a year which has seen international beach volleyball back in London and the Champions League volleyball come to England for the first time, this weekend holds another treat for English volleyball fans. The finals of the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Women’s Club Championships come to Egham in Surrey from... read more

Registering players for Junior National Championships

Registering players for Junior National Championships
With the Volleyball England Junior National Championships set to begin this weekend, teams are being reminded on how they can register their junior players to play. Each player who competes needs to have Junior Player Registration to be eligible to play and this is purchased through VolleyZone. The registration fee of £15 covers... read more

Sue Storey replaces Janet Inman as CEO

Sue Storey replaces Janet Inman as CEO
After announcing in June that she was to step down, Janet Inman has officially left her position as CEO of Volleyball England. Sue Storey, who was appointed in August, has taken up her role as the new CEO from Monday 4th November. In a new management structure, Sue will be... read more

GB sitting team take positives from Copenhagen Sitting Cup

GB sitting team take positives from Copenhagen Sitting Cup
The Great Britain women’s sitting volleyball team competed in the prestigious Copenhagen Sitting Cup at the weekend. A mix of international and club teams the annual competition is a brilliant opportunity to experience high quality competition and build a stronger intersitting volleyball community. The Great Britain women were winless but there were lots... read more

The sport for all at Newbury Volleyball Club

The sport for all at Newbury Volleyball Club
Volleyball is one of the most inclusive sports there is. It is enjoyed by both genders, all ages, and players with and without disabilities play together too. Even with the sport placing inclusivity at the heart of its values, what Newbury Volleyball Club is doing is truly remarkable. The club run sessions... read more

Great Britain in Copenhagen Sitting Volleyball Cup

Great Britain in Copenhagen Sitting Volleyball Cup
Great Britain women’s sitting volleyball team are heading to Copenhagen this weekend to play in a renowned competition. Originating in 1995, the Copenhagen Sitting Cup sees a combination of international and club sitting volleyball teams battle it out. This year, nine teams from eight different countries (including Estonia, Czech Republic, Norway, Canada,... read more

IBB Polonia put on brilliant Champions League spectacle

IBB Polonia put on brilliant Champions League spectacle
There was no fairytale comeback for IBB Polonia but the club put on a brilliant show as they brought Champions League volleyball to England for the first time. Trailing from the first leg, Polonia exited the competition in straight sets to the excellent Mladost Zagreb but that didn’t detract from a historic... read more

5th and 7th for England at NEVZA U19 Championships

5th and 7th for England at NEVZA U19 Championships
The North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Under 19 Championships is the biggest tournament of the season for the England junior team and saw them compete against Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland and Faroe Islands. With seven teams competing in each competition, the England women reached 5th position, while the men... read more

South Hants hit the top at second Sitting Grand Prix

South Hants hit the top at second Sitting Grand Prix
The second Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix of the season was a fascinating weekend as things were shook up in the overall table – and the race for the Grand Prix finals. Tier 1 After ten years of hard work building a club, South Hants were in fine form to top Tier... read more

Polonia believe despite Champions League first leg loss

Polonia believe despite Champions League first leg loss
IBB Polonia London were defeated on their Champions League debut but still believe they can turn it round in next week's second leg.  As they became the first ever English team to feature in the Champions League, Polonia lost out in straight sets to Croatian champions Mladost Zagreb (25-11, 25-17, 25-14).  While it... read more

England girls take NEVZA silver medal

England girls take NEVZA silver medal
The England girls made history as they won a silver medal at the NEVZA U17 Championships - a record finish for an England team in a NEVZA volleyball competition.  A fantastic performance in the semi-final saw the England girls overcome the Faroe Islands. The Faroes has topped the opposite pool but England... read more

Hull juniors take on charity challenge

Hull juniors take on charity challenge
Hull Thunder VC juniors will take on two great volleyball challenges as they look to gain a cash boost. Tomorrow the club will do a sponsored 1000 spike challenge, as well as a 14-hour non-stop volleython match in the next weeks. The first challenge will see the Hull Thunder juniors attempt to complete... read more

England youth squads announced for NEVZA Championships

England youth squads announced for NEVZA Championships
The England Under 17 and Under 19 squads have been announced for the North European Volleyball Zonal Association (NEVZA) Championships. The biggest competitions in the national youth teams calendar, the teams will face the best talent from their NEVZA rivals Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Faroe Islands, Greenland and Iceland. Both teams will head... read more

UK Women's Police team start their European Championships

UK Women's Police team start their European Championships
The Women’s United Kingdom Police team are in the Czech Republic to compete in the European Police Volleyball Championships. The tournament sees eight teams from Czech Republic, Belgium, Russia, Greece, Germany, Netherlands, Hungary and Great Britain competing over the next five days. The format sees two groups of four and with the top... read more

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