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Top of the Pool: Bello brothers in Buenos Aires

Top of the Pool: Bello brothers in Buenos Aires
Javier and Joaquin Bello have had a perfect finish to the pool stage at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after emphatically defeating Togo to make it three wins from three. By finishing top of the pool, the brothers will bypass the round of 24 and will progress straight to... read more

UK Sport announce £3m Aspiration Fund for Tokyo 2020

UK Sport announce £3m Aspiration Fund for Tokyo 2020
Following the launch of UK Sport’s new £3m Aspiration Fund, volleyball, beach volleyball and sitting volleyball will have the opportunity to bid for investment to support teams with the potential to reach the Tokyo 2020 Games. Open to Olympic and Paralympic sports who are not currently in UK Sport’s World Class Programme,... read more

Hundreds enjoy beach tour 2017/18

Hundreds enjoy beach tour 2017/18
As the summer weather started to fade, the Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) reached its conclusion with hundreds of people having enjoyed competitive beach volleyball during the season.The blazing sunshine has seen over 450 players compete on the tour this year. The participation rate has been one of the... read more

"We're confident": the Bellos in Buenos Aires

They often say twins are inseparable, but the Bello brothers, Javier and Joaquin push that adage to the extreme. Day in, day out, the brothers spend most of their waking hours together. Training twice a day, competing around the world, and were even in the same lessons at school. The Hounslow based... read more

Try out for England! Cadet trials near sign-up deadline

Try out for England! Cadet trials near sign-up deadline
An exciting opportunity for young athletes to join the first step on the England National Talent Pathway has opened, with trials taking place over the weekend of 21st and 22nd October at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering, NN15 6PB – one week before the England junior squads, the next step in... read more

Leicester Athena: the evolution of a volleyball club

Leicester Athena: the evolution of a volleyball club
The This Girl Can campaign celebrates and promotes ‘active women doing their thing no matter how well they do it’. When it comes to volleyball, Leicester Athena Volleyball Club are proof of the appetite of women to play and enjoy the sport. The club was only created three seasons ago but... read more

How important are mental skills for volleyball players?

How important are mental skills for volleyball players?
“Competitive sport is played mainly on a five-and-a-half-inch court…the space between your ears.” In reality, this quote paraphrases Bobby Jones, substituting the word sport in for golf and court in for course. Jones was a hugely influential and successful American golfer, who beat the best golfers in the... read more

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

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