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The Volleyball TV guide

The Volleyball TV guide
Can't get to a volleyball match this weekend? Well, you can still watch some great action!  The Volleyball TV Guide tells you which teams are streaming their matches and where you can tune in. If you want your team's match to feature, whatever level you play at, from national to regional leagues,... read more

Funding Support Guide Launched

Funding Support Guide Launched
Looking for funding for a volleyball club or project? Then you need to get your hands on the Volleyball England Funding Support Guide – which has launched today. Making a bid for grant funding can seem a bit daunting but the Guide helps every step of the way, from finding the... read more

Taking the Level 1 Coaching Award - 6 FAQs

Taking the Level 1 Coaching Award - 6 FAQs
The Volleyball England Level 1 Introduction to Coaching Volleyball Award is the first step on your coaching journey. The qualification is the initial course for anyone wanting to get into coaching volleyball. The course has been relaunched to include more of the stuff that you asked for, as we recently... read more

Sitting volleyball season reaches knockout stages

Sitting volleyball season reaches knockout stages
Main photo: Phil Smith.  The semi-final line-up of the Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix was confirmed as the curtain came down on the regular season at the weekend. After five Grand Prix, reigning champions East London Lynx, Help for Heroes A, Lincoln Imps and Sheffield all progress to the knockout stages and... read more

Business of sport: How to get your club sponsored

Business of sport: How to get your club sponsored
Building the commerciality of volleyball is on the agenda as Volleyball England looks to develop income which can be reinvested back into the game. As a vibrant and dynamic sport, there is also no doubt volleyball has many values that brands would want to share and promote. In the first piece... read more

Meet England's Commonwealth Games Referee

Meet England's Commonwealth Games Referee
When it comes to beach volleyball, England’s men and women’s beach pairs will not be the only ones flying the flag for their country at April’s Commonwealth Games. England’s Greg Thompson has been appointed as an official for the tournament on Australia’s Gold Coast. Greg’s appointment is the latest landmark moment... read more

National Cup Finals Tickets Released

National Cup Finals Tickets Released
One of the biggest events in the volleyball season is just around the corner – The National Cup Finals are less than two months away! April 14 and 15 is guaranteed to be a thrilling weekend of high stakes volleyball with eight matches at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering –... read more

Nominations open for 2018 Annual Awards

Nominations open for 2018 Annual Awards
“A great ambassador…passionate and persistent…dedicated and enthusiastic…a shining example…” were just some of the words used to describe the 2017 Annual Awards winners. Does a special individual or club within volleyball spring to mind when you read these words? If so, then why not nominate them for one of the nine categories... read more

Snow Volleyball at the Winter Olympics

Snow Volleyball at the Winter Olympics
If you're anything like the staff at the Volleyball England HUB, being sports lovers, you've probably been riveted by the action at the Winter Olympics. From the crazy tricks of the snowboarders and the breakneck speeds of the luge, to the accuracy in the curling and poise of the skiiers, the sporting... read more

Business of sport: Building volleyball's commerciality

Business of sport: Building volleyball's commerciality
Sport is big business. That may be obvious when looking at the billions of pounds floating around in Premier League football, or the glitzy life of motor racing. Sponsors and commercial deals are visible everywhere from competitors’ kit and stadium venues, to the names of competitions and even clubs. The most successful... read more

New Essex Sport Arena proves perfect for volleyball

New Essex Sport Arena proves perfect for volleyball
The Essex Sport Arena opened recently and it has been a big hit with volleyball players and fans.  The £12m multi-sport arena hosted it's first volleyball matches on Wednesday in front of a bumper crowd as the University of Essex took on the University of East London in the men's and women's... read more

From Mexico to Merseyside

From Mexico to Merseyside
Main image: Jesus is number 11, pictured on the far left of the picture.  The Student Cup is often one of the highlights of any student's volleyball experience. The 2017/2018 edition reached it's thrilling finale at the weekend and saw the champions crowned. There was one volleyballer playing at the... read more

Student Cup Champions 2017-18 are crowned!

Student Cup Champions 2017-18 are crowned!
University of East Anglia, SportsPark played host to two-days of enthralling competition that saw Essex (Men) and Bournemouth (Women) take home the crown on 2017-18 Student Cup Champions. The Men's Final between Essex and Liverpool was a real battle with both teams looking to get their name on the... read more

Student Cup Finals 2017-18 Day 1

Student Cup Finals 2017-18 Day 1
The Volleyball England Student Cup Finals demonstrated everything that is right about Student volleyball in England on day 1 of the Finals, a very high standard of play, closely fought matches and a fantastic atmosphere.  With 56 matches played across 8 courts the Teams reaching the Quarter Final stage have seen... read more

Campaign launched to support England’s national teams

Campaign launched to support England’s national teams
Representing your country is sport’s ultimate honour. For the country’s best volleyball players, as well as having the talent to reach the top, there is another obstacle that they need to overcome before pulling on the England shirt. They must cover the costs of competing for England too. As has been... read more

Student Cup Finals Preview

Student Cup Finals Preview
This weekend will see the University of East Anglia become the home of noise, excitement and the pride of playing for the shirt. With over 300 students all looking to take home the prize, this can only mean one thing: Volleyball England’s Student Cup Finals is going back to Norwich and... read more

In the spotlight: the Student Cup

In the spotlight: the Student Cup
There will be a feast of volleyball this weekend as the Student Cup Finals take place at the University of East Anglia, in Norwich. Sixteen teams in each of the men’s and women’s competitions will battle it out for glory. The long-running competition has become firmly established as an integral part... read more

From the board: On the money

From the board: On the money
Most people’s idea of retirement is to have less pressure and more time to do all the things that the years of having a working week had got in the way of them doing. For Lauri Chandler, that didn’t mean putting her feet up. “I had always had the plan to... read more

Determined to fly the flag

Determined to fly the flag
While many of us were at home enjoying leftover turkey and plenty of chocolate, the England Men’s Volleyball Team were representing their country in a prestigious tournament. The Novotel Cup took place last month between Christmas and New Year, and for the players representing their country it took a lot of... read more

What is UKAD?

What is UKAD?
In the current anti-doping series, we’ve debunked some common myths and looked at how doping rules apply to all athletes, no matter what level they compete at. Some of the doping facts in these features will have come as quite a shock. Many people will not have ever given... read more

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