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GB Women’s warm up matches called off

GB Women’s warm up matches called off
Due to circumstances outside of our control the proposed GB Women’s Games due to take place at the EIS Sheffield on the 1st and 3rd June have been cancelled.If you had already purchased tickets for the 1st and 3rd June then refunds will be made. Since the original opponents Argentina withdrew the... read more

South West Junior Beach Tour Results

South West Junior Beach Tour Results
The first SWJBT event of the season was held at Boscombe Reef Beach on Saturday 19th May 2012. The event saw a record number of 36 teams who travelled from all over the South West region to compete in age groups from U12's upto U19's. The conditions were fantastic for competition... read more

Paralympic Torch Relay

Paralympic Torch Relay
Tom Middleton has been confirmed as a Paralympic Torchbearer, for his contribution to sitting volleyball! Tom was one of the founding fathers of the rebirth of Sitting Volleyball in Great Britain. Tom put together the first introductory sitting volleyball sessions and brought over a Dutch coach and players to accelerate the sports development.... read more

Regional Champions Trophy 2012 Results

Regional Champions Trophy 2012 Results
This weekend saw the Regional Champions Trophy take place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering.  Teams gathered from all over the country in what was the final major senior indoor event of the season.In the men’s competition, Spelthorne and GNG Bedford finished day one at the top, with... read more

GB's Brokking wants Albanian KO at K2

GB's Brokking wants Albanian KO at K2
Match details: May 19, 2012, CEV Volleyball European Championship (Men) First round, Second Leg: Great Britain (3) v Albania (0), K2, Crawley (3pm). Great Britain men's coach Harry Brokking wants his players to put the Olympics to the back of their minds and focus on progress in the 2013 CEV Volleyball... read more

Gillette and Sports Coach UK launch new coaching campaign

Gillette and Sports Coach UK launch new coaching campaign
With The London 2012 Olympic Games just months away, Gillette has launched its ‘Great Start’ campaign which aims to celebrate coaches and inspire the next generation by encouraging people to get involved in coaching. The campaign will feature brand ambassadors Sir Chris Hoy and Liam Tancock, who will highlight the integral... read more

Lincolnshire first Sitting Volleyball Club to gain Volley 1

Lincolnshire first Sitting Volleyball Club to gain Volley 1
Congratulations to the Lincolnshire Sitting Volleyball Association, also known as Lincoln Imps, who have become the first English stand alone Sitting Volleyball Club to gain Volley 1 accreditation. The club, founded four years ago, has developed rapidly driving sitting volleyball at school level but also offering high level... read more

Results from the Sainsbury’s School Games 2012

Results from the Sainsbury’s School Games 2012
Photograph: England Central Boys, courtesy of Lynne Marshall at www.volleyballphotos.co.uk After two days of incredibly intense competition, the Sainsbury’s School Games came to a close last Tuesday with a convincing overall victory from the two England Central squads! Played at London’s ExCeL centre, soon to be home of the... read more

Enter the Beach Student Cup now!

Enter the Beach Student Cup now!
After the huge success of last year’s competition, Volleyball England is proud to announce that entry to the Beach Student Cup 2012 is now open.From Friday 8th to Sunday 10th June, Bournemouth will play host to the biggest Beach competition in the UK exclusively for students. Enter now to... read more

U15 National Cup Winners Crowned

U15 National Cup Winners Crowned
Saturday 12th May saw the conclusion of the National Final competitions with the Under 15 boys and girls last 6s battling it out to see which team would come out on top at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering. After an intense run of matches in the pool stages, favourites... read more

Martine named most inspirational woman in British sport

Martine named most inspirational woman in British sport
Zest magazine has named Martine Wright, sitting volleyball player, as the most inspirational woman in British sport in 2012. Just seven years ago, the former marketing manager lost her legs in the London bombings. Now she’s qualified to represent Team GB at the Paralympics. Helen Skelton, TV presenter, claims the second spot... read more

Volunteer Pin Badges

Volunteer Pin Badges
The input from volunteers at all levels is hugely appreciated by VolleyballEngland.  To link in with the importance of volunteers in the Olympics and Paralympics and the significant of pin badges at the events, we launched commemorative VolleyballEnglandvolunteer pin badges in 2012.   The first 88 pin badges have been awarded.  Bronze... read more

Sitting Volleyball stars arrive at Sainsbury’s School Games!

Sitting Volleyball stars arrive at Sainsbury’s School Games!
Photo: The teams warm up behind the scenes. Photograph courtesy of Lynne Marshall at www.volleyballphotos.co.uk As well as the main volleyball competition here at ExCeL, players and spectators will be treated to a showcase of Sitting Volleyball this evening from some of Great Britain’s top players! Following on... read more

Finalists for Sainsbury’s School Games 2012 confirmed!

Finalists for Sainsbury’s School Games 2012 confirmed!
England Central's Elliott Wincott and Tom Ketley block England South's Jermaine Miles. Courtesy of Lynne Marshall - www.volleyballphotos.co.uk After a packed day of matches here at London ExCeL the Finals line up for the 2012 Sainsbury’s School Games is now complete! It’s been a nail biting early afternoon of semi finals. First... read more

Day 1 at the Sainsbury's School Games!

Day 1 at the Sainsbury's School Games!
Photograph: England Central's Tom Ketley setting the ball. (Lynne Marshall - www.volleyballphotos.co.uk) London’s ExCeL Centre was the setting for a huge day of volleyball action yesterday with 16 games and all 14 teams in action in the Sainsbury’s School Games 2012. The crowds have been large and noisy and we’ve even... read more

Buzzing start to the action at the Sainsbury’s School Games!

Buzzing start to the action at the Sainsbury’s School Games!
It’s been a very busy day of action so far at the London ExCeL centre with all teams in action for the pool stages. Five matches are now complete with three more to go this evening – and the atmosphere is getting louder and louder! Favourites are starting to emerge for... read more

Enter the 2012 VEBT Now!

Enter the 2012 VEBT Now!
With just 3 weeks until the 1st Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) event in Great Yarmouth you will need to be quick and complete the entry form. Entries are capped at 24 teams per gender; the 1st 22 teams will be guaranteed entry with the option of 2 wildcards to be... read more

Coach of the Year Awards open

Coach of the Year Awards open
Volleyball England's Annual Coaching Awards will be presented this year at the National Coaches Conference, scheduled to be hosted prior to the start of the 2012/13 season. The awards represent an opportunity to recognise the achievements and reward the efforts and hard work carried out by volleyball coaches across England. If you... read more

Volley 123 Club Day a big success!

Volley 123 Club Day a big success!
This weekend, it wasn’t just the players, officials and event staff working hard at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering! Twenty two clubs travelled from all nine of Volleyball England’s regions to join the Volleyball England Development team to take part in the Volley 123 Club Day on Saturday. From 9am the... read more

Ashcombe VC scoops Club of the Year Award!

Ashcombe VC scoops Club of the Year Award!
What a weekend for Ashcombe Volleyball Club at the National Volleyball Centre, Kettering!  Firstly the club celebrated several individual achievements at a glittering Volleyball England Annual Awards Evening - Robyn Wisdom was named Volleyball England’s ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’, Colin Bussey picked up the ‘Photograph of the Year’... read more

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