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Sitting Grand Prix 3: The Eagles fly in

Sitting Grand Prix 3: The Eagles fly in
(Main pic: Deb Elle Photography) The sitting volleyball community continues to grow as the Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix welcomed another new team at the weekend. In what was the third grand prix of the season, Telford Eagles Sitting Volleyball Club made their debut and enjoyed their first competitive experience. “The Grand Prix... read more

Children’s activity levels revealed in survey

Children’s activity levels revealed in survey
The latest research has revealed for the first time how active children are. The largest survey of its kind, the Active Lives Children and Young People study has revealed that around three million (43.3%) of 5-16-year olds lead active lives, doing an average of 60 or more minutes of physical activity... read more

GB beach volleyball receives grant for Olympic qualification

GB beach volleyball receives grant for Olympic qualification
UK Sport is backing British beach volleyball after it announced the sport has been successful in applying for a grant from the Aspiration Fund. The British Volleyball Federation has been awarded £68,750 for a beach volleyball programme. These vital funds will help Great Britain qualify for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and deliver... read more

National Cup and Shield: The quarter finals beckon

National Cup and Shield: The quarter finals beckon
The 2018/19 Volleyball England National Cup and Shield competitions are finely poised for the new year, after the final matches in the competitions of this calendar year took place at the weekend. The 26th and 27th January will be quarter finals weekend in the premier knockout competition in English volleyball, the National... read more

Sale on now!

Sale on now!
It's not Black Friday or Cyber Monday - but's there's a brilliant sale on the Volleyball England shop! Head there now for great discounts on merchandise including rain coats, waterproof jackets, t-shirts, training gear, pens, caps, ball carriers... and much more! read more

Forum launched for Club Welfare Officers

Forum launched for Club Welfare Officers
Volleyball England has launched a new forum to support club welfare officers. The online forum has been developed as a place for club welfare officers to share their experiences, keep up to date with latest developments, access resources and build a community.  “The forum means that club welfare officers can build... read more

Return to the court for Paralympian

Return to the court for Paralympian
The second Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix in November, saw the return of one of the competitions original teams. Surrey may have added Reprobates to their team name (in place of Gators) as a bit of fun for their one off appearance at this year’s Grand Prix, but it was long-standing members... read more

All-star team appearance at sitting volleyball grand prix

All-star team appearance at sitting volleyball grand prix
(Main pic: Phil Smith) There was another great turn out at the second Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix of the season last weekend, including a guest appearance from one star-studded team. Eleven teams entered last weekend’s Grand Prix event as the sport enjoys a rise in popularity at the moment, with new sitting... read more

Entries open for U15 National Championships

Entries open for U15 National Championships
Entries are now open for the National Under 15 Championships. Affiliated schools and junior clubs – who can become Volleyball England member clubs for free – can now register by signing up online for the competition by the deadline of Friday 7th December. The championships will begin in January with... read more

Safeguarding Adults Week: Protecting Adults in Sport

Safeguarding Adults Week: Protecting Adults in Sport
Over the last decade, the idea and practice of safeguarding has risen on the list of priorities for businesses, organisations and sports clubs. It’s hugely positive that many organisations have in place child protection measures to promote the welfare of young people and protect them from abuse and neglect. However, it... read more

CEV launches volleyball TV service

CEV launches volleyball TV service
The European Volleyball Federation(CEV) has lauched EuroVolleyTV, an online television service that will broadcast top level volleyball.  English fans will be able to watch the CEV Volleyball Champions League, CEV Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Snow Volleyball on the new dedicated volleyball service. The online TV service will cost just €7.99 a... read more

Invictus Games review part two: building a legacy

Invictus Games review part two: building a legacy
Team UK secured a brilliant silver medal in the sitting volleyball at last month’s Invictus Games. Last we heard from head coach Richard Osborne as he reflected on the team’s brilliant performance at the Games in Sydney. It was a particularly poignant occasion for Richard as his Team UK side... read more

Could a course further your volleyball career?

Could a course further your volleyball career?
For many of the volleyball community, the sport is a passion that lasts a lifetime. As well as playing, there are so many ways to enjoy the sport including coaching, refereeing and volunteering at events or your club. Taking a course can set you on the journey to getting a buzz... read more

Invictus Games review part one: the icing on the cake

Invictus Games review part one: the icing on the cake
Last month saw the fourth edition of the Invictus Games as the competition headed to the southern hemisphere for the first time. The adaptive sports games for wounded, injured and sick service personnel headed down under as Sydney hosted the 2018 Games. Sitting volleyball was again included as part of the... read more

Trials open for England junior squads

Trials open for England junior squads
Following the successful open trials for the Team England volleyball cadet (under 17) squad last month, it’s now turn for players to try out for the England junior (under 19) squad. Open trials for the junior squad will take place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering (NN15 6PB) on the... read more

The mental attributes of volleyball performance

The mental attributes of volleyball performance
The Volleyball Psychology series appears on the Time Out newsletter each month. In the second feature in the series, we look at what mental attributes are required to be successful at volleyball. The series has now moved on to looking at how to build different types of mental attributes - you... read more

Want to work with Team England youth squads?

Want to work with Team England youth squads?
Two of Team England’s women age groups squads are looking for head coaches and assistants. The positions available are:          England junior (under 19) squad Head Coach          England cadet (under 17) squads Head Coach          England junior squad assistant coaches (multiple positions)    ... read more

NEVZA Day three: Sweden are double champions!

NEVZA Day three: Sweden are double champions!
Main image: Phil Gibbin Photography. A brilliant weekend of volleyball was capped off at the National Volleyball Centre as the NEVZA U19 Championships came to a close. It was double delight for Sweden as they were crowned the men’s and women’s champions. Both the finals were fought between Norway and Sweden. The women’s final... read more

NEVZA Day two: England to battle for bronze

NEVZA Day two: England to battle for bronze
Team England’s will compete for the bronze medal in the NEVZA U19 Championships in the men's and women's competitions after Saturday’s knockout stages. After cruising through the quarter finals both teams were defeated in the semi finals but will be positive about their prospect of winning a medal. Sunday is finals day at... read more

NEVZA U19 Day one: England finish second in the pools

NEVZA U19 Day one: England finish second in the pools
Team England have made a solid start to the NEVZA Under 19 Championships after the opening day’s play at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering. Hosts for a third year running, Team England’s men and women each won one of their two pool matches and ensured a more favourable quarter finals draw... read more

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