Volleyball England to introduce new online portal
29th March 2019
Volleyball England will implement a new platform as it looks to develop how it better serves and communicates with the volleyball community.
Being introduced this summer, VolleyZone will be the new home for clubs, teams and individuals to register with Volleyball England and access resources and services.
“VolleyZone is the next stage in our commitment to getting to know the volleyball community better,” says Volleyball England CEO Janet Inman. “Bringing in a modern system will help to identify who is part of the volleyball community at all levels of the sport, use the right channels to communicate with them and make the services they want more efficient.
“One of the top comments from the Club Survey 2018 was that the members felt Volleyball England could communicate more effectively with people at all levels of the sport – we’ve really listened to that and once it is established, VolleyZone should improve the quality of service and provide new exciting opportunities.”
The Volleyball England website will continue to contain lots of useful information and promote volleyball services and opportunities. However, the current membership login area will be replaced by VolleyZone.
With a fresh new look, VolleyZone will have a profile page for each person who signs up, where their qualifications, memberships and clubs are displayed, as well as where they can access Volleyball England services.
Everyone will be able to create an account free of charge and be able to book courses, register for training camps, purchase memberships and access their benefits, update their personal volleyball record, sign up to the Time Out newsletter and access online resources.
A long-term plan
The date for the introduction of the new system will be confirmed soon. The Volleyball England HUB will be in touch with clubs and individuals with more information about how to join the system – and identify themselves as part of the volleyball community.
While the initial aim will be to get people comfortable using the system, VolleyZone is a key part of plans to develop new services.
“Of course, it will take time to embed the system,” says Janet. “As Volleyball England evolves so will VolleyZone – it is part of the long-term development of Volleyball England,” says Janet. “It will provide the platform to serve the volleyball family better and develop new services they want – plans for some of these services are already in the pipeline and are being worked on, with the aim of introducing them as VolleyZone develops."