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Volleyball England Beach Tour Awards 2012

Volleyball England Beach Tour Awards 2012
(Pictured: champions Race Winners from left to right - Eva Czinegeova, Jake Sheaf and Helen Brown) Over 100 guests attended the Volleyball England Beach Tour Awards 2012 at the Carrington House Hotel in Bournemouth over the weekend. The awards celebrated the achievements of players on the tour and recognised the best event of... read more

Round up of the 2012 VEBT Finals

Round up of the 2012 VEBT Finals
(Picture: Overlooking centre court, courtesy of Phil Smith) For the third consecutive year the Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) graced the shores of Boscombe beach, Bournemouth for the final showcase event of the Tour.In the run up to the Bournemouth finals the tour had visited several seaside resorts nationwide including... read more

Volleyball England Beach Tour - Bournemouth Finals 2012

Volleyball England Beach Tour - Bournemouth Finals 2012
The Beach Volleyball competition at Horse Guard’s Parade took the country by storm during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Now some of the top beach volleyball players in England will descend on Boscombe Beach in Bournemouth this Bank Holiday weekend, 25th – 26th August, for the finals of the Volleyball England... read more

Win a Go Spike Mikasa ball signed by the GB women's team

Win a Go Spike Mikasa ball signed by the GB women's team
London 2012 Photo Competition - win a Go Spike Mikasa ball signed by the GB women's team!We’re looking for the best volleyball photos of the Olympic and Paralympic Games – whether it be an action shot, one of the venue, or simply a photograph of you and your friends... read more

Games boost volleyball participation

Games boost volleyball participation
Over 800,000 people attended the live games and experienced the action, atmosphere and buzz about the Olympic volleyball venues but you didn’t have to be at Earls Court or Horse Guards Parade to catch the Olympic volleyball fever.  Volleyball England's Go Spike campaign gave over 10,000 people the chance... read more

Olympic sand is here to stay

Olympic sand is here to stay
Over 4,000 tons of sand has been donated by The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) from the temporary Beach Volleyball courts at the London 2012 Olympic Games to sports venues across London and the South East in a bid to increase interest and participation in volleyball. The project will be funded... read more

Do you want to be the voice for young people?

Do you want to be the voice for young people?
The Volleyball England Youth Forum are looking to recruit up to five new members aged 16 to 24. The aim of the Youth Forum is to give young people the chance to voice their opinions, represent the views of other young people and contribute to decision making within Volleyball England. The members chosen... read more

Young Coaches Academy 2013

Young Coaches Academy 2013
In spring of this year, the Youth Sport Trust held their National Young Coaches Academy (NYCA), an event which took 20 of volleyball’s most promising young leaders to inspire them to continue along the coaching pathway and beyond.Volleyball Englandis delighted to announce that this academy will be running again... read more

This is just the start..

This is just the start..
Team GB volleyball and beach volleyball players came together on Wednesday to hail the impact of their sport at the London 2012 Olympics. And the unanimous verdict was: "This is just the start - now we have to build on our success." Indoor players Ben Pipes, Dami Bakare and Lynne Beattie were... read more

Tears as Adventure Ends

Tears as Adventure Ends
There were few dry eyes in the Great Britain men's volleyball camp as they began to plot their journey home from the Olympics After a largely self-funded four year journey to London, there was always going to be a groundswell of feeling when it was over, regardless of how well they had... read more

Battling GB beaten by Japan

Battling GB beaten by Japan
Japan ended Great Britain's women's volleyball tournament on Sunday afternoon, seeing off the host nation 3-0. A first-ever Games win over Algeria last Monday had opened the window for Audrey Cooper's side to secure an unexpected quarter-final berth but two subsequent defeats and the Dominican Republic's victory on Sunday morning ensured that... read more

GB Volleyball Men Earn Respect

GB Volleyball Men Earn Respect
GB's Dami Bakare hits past Poland block and downline photograph©BM Totterdell Great Britain's men's volleyball team finally left Earls Court with a smile on their faces on Saturday, despite suffering a fourth successive Olympic volleyball defeat - 16-25 19-25 18-25 courtesy of Poland. The gold medal favourites beat Harry Brokking's young squad but, unlike... read more

GB Women's Team Beaten

GB Women's Team Beaten
Great Britain's first window of opportunity to qualify for the quarter-finals of the women's volleyball competition was shut by the Dominican Republic as they lost 9-25, 18-25, 19-25 on Friday evening. Monday's first-ever Games win over Algeria had put Audrey Cooper's unheralded side in such a position where one more success would... read more

Men put up valiant battle

Men put up valiant battle
Italy all but rubber-stamped Great Britain's exit from the men's Olympic volleyball tournament, condemning them to a third successive straight-sets defeat with a score of 19-25, 16-25, 20-25.The number four-ranked side were too cute, strong and tall for their hosts who, with two round-robin games left to go, are... read more

Mullin and Dampney fail to make last 16

Mullin and Dampney fail to make last 16
Great Britain duo Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney are out of the women's volleyball competition after they fell to a straight sets defeat in their lucky loser play-off against Austria at Horse Guards Parade.Cheered on by a raucous home crowd, the pair were unable to keep their hopes of... read more

Volleyball opportunities expanded in Public Sector

Volleyball opportunities expanded in Public Sector
In a positive and progressive move CSSC Sport & Leisure (the old Civil Service Sports Council), in response to the changes in the workplace, and leisure provision, have widened the membership eligibility to include all Public Sector workers.   This means that traditional Whitehall Department worker can now be joined by colleagues from... read more

Beach volleyball duo still in contention

Beach volleyball duo still in contention
GB's Mullin and Dampney. photograph©BM Totterdell Great Britain beach volleyball duo Shauna Mullin and Zara Dampney snatched a lucky loser place after losing 25-23 21-13 to Russia in their final Pool F clash on Thursday afternoon. Mullin and Dampney won their opening match against Canada but were heavily beaten by Italy in their... read more

Beach volleyball Britons bow out

Beach volleyball Britons bow out
GB's Garcia Thompson challenges Norways Spinnangr's block. photograph©BM Totterdell Britain's John Garcia-Thompson and Steve Grotowski bowed out of the men's beach volleyball competition at Horse Guards Parade with a third straight preliminary phase loss. The home favourites gave the Westminster crowd plenty to cheer in their contest with Tarjei Viken Skarlund and Martin Spinnangr,... read more

Brave Great Britain lose to Italy

Brave Great Britain lose to Italy
GB versus Italy. photograph©BM Totterdell Great Britain's women's volleyball team were unable to back-up their historic Olympic win over Algeria by beating Italy, with the World Cup champions proving that experience and pedigree can be far more valuable than enthusiasm by winning 25-27, 12-25, 12-25. Less than 48 hours after Britain's first-ever Games... read more

GB Men blown away by Australia

GB Men blown away by Australia
A day after the women's side secured a maiden Great British volleyball win, the lights went out on their male counterparts' Olympic quarter-final dream. Harry Brokking's side were blown away by Australia at Earls Court - the Volleyroos too big and too strong for the host nation in a match that promised... read more

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