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Beach Volleyball Investment Initiative launched

Beach Volleyball Investment Initiative launched
If you consider the provision of beach facilities of benefit to your local community, the opportunity to register an expression of interest is now open. The deadline for applications is the 15th January 2012. With under a year to go to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralymic Games and the exciting news... read more

Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix

Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix
The third Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix was held at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering on 11th December 2011. Lincoln Imps previously gained promotion into Tier 1 for the first time while the Volleyball England Youth Forum were participating in their first official competition. Eagles and Gators were the only team going into the... read more

Steve Betts crowned BBC North East Unsung Hero

Steve Betts crowned BBC North East Unsung Hero
Steve Betts was recently crowned BBC North East Unsung Hero in recognition of his 40 years voluntary service dedicated to volleyball.  He will now be put forward to the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Finals, held on the 22nd December at Media City UK, Salford Keys.  Steve finished ahead of three... read more

Players Chosen For Acclaimed Talent Camp

Players Chosen For Acclaimed Talent Camp
Eight young volleyball athletes from across the nation have been selected to attend a national training camp for elite young athletes across a range of sports, at Loughborough University from 18 – 21st December. Thomas Ketley and Toby French, both 17 from Essex Sophie Szyszko (17) from London Alex Hutchinson (16) from Lincolnshire Ieuan Lamb... read more

New Volunteer Pin Badges

New Volunteer Pin Badges
The input from volunteers at all levels is hugely appreciated by Volleyball England and to link in with the importance of volunteers in the Olympics and Paralympics we are launching commemorative Volleyball England volunteer pin badges in 2012.   Bronze pin badges will be awarded for volunteers who have contributed 5 years of... read more

Go Spike on the BBC

Go Spike on the BBC
Sports presenter Mike Bushell was seen playing volleyball at the weekend on BBC breakfast as part of Volleyball England's campaign 'Go Spike' which aims to get more people playing volleyball. After each Saturday morning bulletin Mike Bushell puts on his shorts and profiles an alternative sport or activity that doesn't usually get the... read more

Help tackle Homophobia and Transphobia in sport

Help tackle Homophobia and Transphobia in sport
On Monday 21st November, Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equalities launched a competition to find a logo for sports clubs, fans and players across the country to mark their support to help tackle homophobia and transphobia in sport. The competition is targeted at young people but is open to anyone with creative... read more

Grand Prix II

Grand Prix II
The Sitting Volleyball Grand Prix 2 arrived in Dorking for the second year in a row.  With Ashcombe Volleyball Club kindly offering their facility, the stage was set for yet another thrilling day of sitting volleyball.  It did not disappoint. The opening match in Tier 1 saw current Sitting Volleyball Champions, London... read more

Sitting Volleyball coach up for top award

Sitting Volleyball coach up for top award
London-based international Sitting Volleyball coach Ashley Trodden has been named as a finalist in the Heather Crouch Young Coach of the Year category of the 2011 UK Coaching Awards, hosted by sports coach UK. The annual UK Coaching Awards, honours coaches and coaching organisations that have achieved outstanding success over the past... read more

BPA defer decision

BPA defer decision
The British Paralympic Association today announced that it has deferred the decision to accept the host country slot at the London 2012 Paralympic Games for Women’s Sitting Volleyball until February 2012. This scenario is also true for Goalball (both men and women’s squads), but Wheelchair Fencing has been given the green... read more

Text-to-Win London 2012 Games tickets

Text-to-Win London 2012 Games tickets
A major national text-to-win-tickets promotion gets underway this weekend (5-6 November), offering members of the public the chance to enter daily competitions to win London 2012 tickets by text. Run in conjunction with the Team 2012 Appeal newspaper partners, the Sun, the Times and the Sunday Times, with support from BT as... read more

Polonia IMKA London takes on Europe

Polonia IMKA London takes on Europe
Polonia IMKA London (women's team) will be competing in the 2012 NEVZA Club Championships on 4-6 November 2011 in Holte, Denmark.   It is the first time an English team has entered the competition, which is a sort of "mini Champions League" for the best club teams from northern... read more

Grand Prix I

Grand Prix I
The hotly awaited 1st Grand Prix of this pre-Paralympic year took place at the National Volleyball Centre in Kettering on Sunday 30th October.  Tier one consisted of the 4 semi-finalists from last year and a wild card team named Simpsons – which is a team containing some of the Great Britain... read more

Dr Don Anthony recieves MBE

Dr Don Anthony recieves MBE
Dr Don Anthony, the founder of volleyball in Great Britain recently visited Buckingham Palace to receive the MBE he was awarded in the Queen's birthday honours, in recognition of his services to sport. Don founded the Amateur Volleyball Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (AVA) in 1955, having been introduced to... read more

Sitting Volleyball European Championships

Sitting Volleyball European Championships
The British Sitting Volleyball team travel to Rotterdam this weekend to take part in the European Championships. The tournament which has organized by the ECVD ( in conjunction with the Netherlands Volleyball Association, will see 19 teams competing in either the men’s or the women’s competition. Chief Executive of Volleyball England Lisa... read more

The Croydon Volleyball Centre launches this weekend

The Croydon Volleyball Centre launches this weekend
The Croydon Volleyball Centre launches this weekend on Sunday the 23rd of October thanks to a successful Sport England Small Grants award! Juniors and adults from all over South London will be able to participate in additional volleyball and fitness sessions each week thanks to the Sport England funded project 'Croydon Volleyball... read more

Super8s Preview Week 4

Super8s Preview Week 4
Leeds Carnegie head to Malory Eagles, in this weekends pick of the games. Both teams sit in the top two places of the Super8 men’s division and this is crunch time for both teams. Malory beat Sheffield and Birmingham in the run up to this game, while Leeds has beaten Team... read more

Volleyball England National Student Cup

Volleyball England National Student Cup
The quest to become the Volleyball England National Student Cup Champions for 2011-12 has begun. Entry forms for the Student Cup are now available, for the entry forms and more information please click here. The entry deadline is Monday 24th October 2011.  Entry forms can be submitted via email to j.moore@volleyballengland.org or via post... read more

Beach volleyball - The summers big hit on the box

Beach volleyball -  The summers big hit on the box
You can catch the best of English beach volleyball on the box this week as the Volleyball England Beach Tour (VEBT) Finals are aired on SKY Sports! Top beach volleyball players from across the country descended on Boscombe Beach, Bournemouth on August Bank Holiday weekend, for the finale to the most successful... read more

Sport England to help improve sports hall provision

Sport England to help improve sports hall provision
Volleyball is amongst five sports that have come together with Sport England to help improve sports hall provision across England. New guidance will help tackle the frustration for people who find their local sports hall isn't suitable for their particular sport, as well as ensuring that facilities of the right... read more

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